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Dinner to benefit ballfield improvements

Post Date:12/10/2019 12:49 PM

Bill SevernsFormer professional baseball player, author and motivational speaker Bill Severns will be the featured guest at a fundraising dinner to benefit ballfield improvements.

The dinner will be at 6 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Meridian Center, 1420 E. Broadway Court in Newton. Tickets are $40 plus fees and are available at www.eventbrite.com/e/keepers-of-the-sandlot-fundraiser-84896199819.

All proceeds will go toward athletic field improvements at Centennial Park.

Severns is a former professional baseball player with the Milwaukee Brewers organization who has written three books about the impact of sports on kids and the role of coaches and parents in their kids’ development. He’s also a frequent public speaker sharing his experiences at every level of the game with parents, players, coaches and teachers.

More information about Severns and his career is at www.keepersofthesandlot.com.

Those with questions about the event may call the City Engineering Office at 316-284-6020.