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1 Pella Sports Park Project Building Community Through Sports

2 Pella Sports Park Project Building Community Through Sports Board Members Tim Brackin, Grading and Earth Moving Professional Rob Bradley, Director of Corporate Accounting, Pella Corp. Tony Briggs, Director of Underground Sales, Vermeer Corp. Jerry Brummel, Private Contractor Ryan Davis, Business Systems Manager, Pella Corp. Bill DeMeulenaere, General Counsel, Pella Corp. Joel Dorman, Associate General Counsel, Pella Corp. Verlan Nikkel, MDC Vermeer Corporation Dan Tauke, Director Business Insights, Pella Corp. Wendy Sims, CPA, Schuring & Uitermarkt Sam Van Maanen, Strategic Account Sales, Vermeer Corp. Craig Wassenaar, Wassenaar Financial Group. Fields for Our Future, Inc A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Advisory Council Curtis Baugh, Pella Arts & Graphics, Board Member of Iowa Economic Development Fund Darryl De Ruiter, Principal, Pella Christian High Fred Kreykes, Kreykes Law Offices Marie Ware, Full-time park & recreations professional Mission Statement To create a recreational complex that strengthens and unites our youth, families and community by providing an exciting, safe and high quality Sports Park

3 Pella Sports Park Project Building Community Through Sports

4 Pella Sports Park Project Building Community Through Sports Why a Pella Sports Park?

5 Pella Sports Park Project Building Community Through Sports Throughout the years of planning, four community centered themes have come to the top and have been developed into top priorities for the sports park concept. These are briefly explained below as the Four Pillars of Progress:

6 Pella Sports Park Project Building Community Through Sports Large growth in involvement Fields with poor drainage Lack of lighted fields 1. Places for Youth to Play Large growth + low availability (rain, light, conflicts) leads to poor experience Difficulty in scheduling practice times Pella home games scheduled in other towns (Leighton, etc) Large number of rescheduled games or cancellations Over 40% of scheduled days had games cancelled in 2008, vs. 3 in Oskaloosa

7 Pella Sports Park Project Building Community Through Sports Lack of centralization Lack of common features PELLA Lack of centralization makes existing sub-par facilities less likely to be addressed Bathroom facilities Playground facilities Concession stands Bleachers Shelters Batting cages Parking Safety 1. Places for Youth to Play

8 Pella Sports Park Project Building Community Through Sports Multiple sports, same location Interaction during & between gamesA destination 2. Community Involvement A centralized location improves logistics and makes it a destination for families Attendees will stick around for more than just their game, to interact with friends Still within easy reach from all residential areas The Community Survey in 2000 indicated that a Sports Park was a key need in Pella

9 Pella Sports Park Project Building Community Through Sports 2. Community Involvement

10 Pella Sports Park Project Building Community Through Sports 2. Community Involvement The numbers in our community that will benefit from the Pella Sports Park is tremendous. In 2010, an estimated 620+ kids participate in little league or other youth baseball and softball programs, 90+ in a tackle football league; 100+ in flag football and 200+ in club soccer and 510+ in recreation soccer. This is a total of participants (of course some are overlapping but a substantial portion does not). Those who will spend time and enjoy the Pella Sports Park will be far greater than only the kids participating. Parents and families will have a central, safe and enjoyable location to enjoy. Grandparents, aunts and uncles will have a much more enjoyable place to watch their grandkids and nieces and nephews and to interact with their neighbors. In Oskaloosa, you find community members who are not participants or relatives of participants enjoying the venue. It is safe to say thousands of our community will spend time at the Pella Sports Park. Over, the years the numbers will be even greater as new crop of kids start in youth programs.

11 Pella Sports Park Project Building Community Through Sports Limited areas for siblings Open areas, fields near to roads Roadside parking 3. Safety & Accessibility Many facilities in other towns include play areas for siblings to safely enjoy Having a consolidated park separate from residential streets is a safety benefit Roadside parking is inconvenient and can be a safety hazard for parent and child

12 Pella Sports Park Project Building Community Through Sports Pella Chamber indicates tournaments will bring in significant dollars to the community to support our local businesses. This is in addition to regularly scheduled games in Pella rather than other communities: Altoona – nearby land was developed for housing and commercial Nevada, IA – Adjacent 50 acre land had significant economic development. A review of articles and list of best place to live recreation facilities are often highlighted. The desire for cohesive neighborhoods, home ownership, good schools, recreation and proximity to jobs usually trumps the need to be at the center of the action. 4. Economic Vitality

13 Pella Sports Park Project Building Community Through Sports 4. Economic Vitality On behalf of the Vermeer Charitable Foundation, I would like to express our full support of the Pella Sports Park project. Some will see this as an ambitious goal, particularly during this challenging economic period, however, it is during times like this that we need to see that our children and families maintain the excellent quality of life this community has always provided. This team has completed a meticulous due diligence process and now is prepared to go forward. After carefully reviewing this committees work, VCF is committed to partnering with this group and the city to move this project forward in order to keep Pella an excellent place to grow families.. - Lois Vermeer Efforts have been underway for quite some time to address the need for additional recreational space for Pellas youth. Fields for our Future has brought together leaders throughout the community to determine definite needs and explore solutions. After evaluation of the materials and request for funding, both foundations are supportive of the project and together have pledged $2 million, dependent upon the group securing the remaining funding. We are supporting this major community project for several reasons, including: Safety. Current fields are located next to highly traveled streets that have resulted in accidents and near-accidents as players and other children hurry to practice, play, or watch the games. Capacity. Due to a lack of adequate facilities and drainage concerns with some current fields, teams sometimes have to travel to other communities for their games. On the positive side, that indicates the broad support the community has for youth recreation of all types. Community Betterment. Pellas recreational facilities pale in comparison to other communities of our size and communities that are much smaller than Pella. This can put us at a disadvantage in recruiting and retaining the talent needed by area businesses to continue to grow and prosper. We encourage other organizations to join us in supporting Pellas Fields for our Future. - Joan Farver - Charlie Farver - Pat Meyer

14 Pella Sports Park Project Building Community Through Sports Quality facilities help attract and retain the talented pool needed for our schools, hospitals and businesses in this region to thrive. Pella Corporations head of Recruiting: A sports complex will have a positive impact on influencing a person or family decision to relocate to Pella. 4. Economic Vitality

15 Pella Sports Park Project Building Community Through Sports Pella Sports Park Specifications

16 Pella Sports Park Project Building Community Through Sports Oskaloosa Grinnell Local Examples

17 Pella Sports Park Project Building Community Through Sports LL / SoccerHousehold CityAcres ParticipantsPopulation IncomeHome Value # of Main Complex Fields Pella [Planned]105631/629 10,245$49,700$139,700 7 BB*, 5 multipurpose Grinnell ,105$38,900$104,500 8 BB, multiple soccer Oskaloosa /386 11,028$37,600$77,800 5 BB, 26 soccer Nevada58400/300+ 6,328$42,600$114,200 4 BB, 3 full size soccer Norwalk40580/480 8,246$64,300$122,600 6 BB, 20 soccer Knoxville[220] 7,476$37,200$86,400 4 BB Prairie City19+ 1,450$46,700$109,600 4 BB, 3 soccer Newton76 15,579$44,000$93,300 6 BB, 4 soccer Altoona65 13,394$56,500$153, BB, 7 soccer, 5 FB Indianola160950/550 14,227$47,700$122,900 6 BB *BB- baseball/softball fields **Benchmarking primarily performed in many facilities have additional fields not included in their Sports Park

18 Pella Sports Park Project Building Community Through Sports PELLA 105 Acres

19 Pella Sports Park Project Building Community Through Sports Phase 1 Future Phases ROOM FOR FUTURE GROWTH More Ball Fields More Ball Fields More Multipurpose Fields More Multipurpose Fields Other facilities Other facilities (as identified) PELLA SPORTS PARK - PROPOSED LAYOUT Approx. 105 Acres Approx. 105 Acres 6 Little League Fields 6 Little League Fields 1 Babe Ruth Field 1 Babe Ruth Field 5 Multipurpose Fields 5 Multipurpose Fields 1 Main Concession Stand 1 Main Concession Stand Batting Cages Batting Cages Playground and Picnic areas Playground and Picnic areas Centralized parking Centralized parking Endowment for: Endowment for: Small future upgrades / Maintenance Small future upgrades / Maintenance Administration Administration

20 Pella Sports Park Project Building Community Through Sports Pella Sports Park Cost, Funding & Timing

21 Pella Sports Park Project Building Community Through Sports Baseball/Softball Fields -Based on Oskaloosa facility with confirmation from Iowa Athletic Field Construction Concession /Restrooms - Scaled down version of Oskaloosas structure Parking - Based on a specified number of spaces per BB field and multipurpose field, at a fixed cost per space Access/Sidewalk – Assumes some sidewalks around the fields and parking Other Infrastructure - Based on discussions with various groups, both private and public (City) Architect Fees – Based on industry benchmark information Ongoing Maintenance – Based on Indianolas experience Benchmarking/Cost Assumptions

22 Pella Sports Park Project Building Community Through Sports Partner Target Commitment Base Plan Comments City of Pella $2.5 City Contribution is from Local Option Sales Tax funds Pella Rolscreen Foundation & Peter H. and E. Lucille Gaass Kuyper Foundation $2.0 Vermeer Charitable Foundation $1.5 General Fundraising & Grants $2.5$ 0.3 Field For Our Future, Inc. – Board has pledged $100 with matching gifts. Korver Foundation, Sports Page Sporting Goods, Marion County Bank, Leighton State Bank, Cargill, and others have already donated to the project General fund raising campaign to begin in Spring of 2012 TOTAL$8.5 Million$6.2 Million Well within benchmark (Amounts in millions) Funding Plan

23 Pella Sports Park Project Building Community Through Sports Project Timeline Close on land August 2012 General fundraising campaign Begins May, 2012 Finalize detailed specs & contractor selection Fall 2012 Begin constructionFall 2012 / Spring 2013 Play Ball !!2014 / 2015

24 Pella Sports Park Project Building Community Through Sports Join The Team

25 Pella Sports Park Project Building Community Through Sports You can support the Pella Sports Park project in a number of ways: 1. Spread the Word - forward a link to this site to friends & family! 2.Donate – make a commitment for the next 5 years to support the community! 3.Volunteer - contact a Board member! 4. Contact us! – contact a board member or us! Thanks for spending time to learn more about our project! - Fields For Our Future Committee YOUR SUPPORT

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