Save Blackwater Field of Dreams
The City Council meeting is April 14th @ 12:00. Please if you've ever been to Blackwater Field of Dreams, take the the time to send a quick letter or email to the city council. Even if its just a paragraph of your experience. It would be devastating if we lost the opportunity for the kids and future kids to be able to play here in our Blackwater community. Thank you in advance for helping our family and baseball community!
City Council Members 2401 Courthouse Dr. Virginia Beach, VA 23456
We need your help to Save Blackwater Field of Dreams in southern Virginia Beach where kids have been playing baseball for 7 years. One of our neighbors is trying to stop us from using the field because he says all he hears all day are kids laughing and playing baseball. Children should be laughing and playing outside all day! If he wins it will ultimately take away so much from our small community out here in Blackwater. The field was built to teach kids not only baseball but life skills, having fun, making life long friendships and keeping them active and outdoors. The field has been here for 7 years and so many families have been here cheering on their kids and making memories. The Princess Anne Indy wrote an article about our field in May of 2016. http://princessanneindy.com/tag/derrick-howell/
It tells the beginning of Blackwater Field of Dreams and a little history of our family.
As of right now there are not enough fields to play on, especially since the school fields are shut down because of COVID. This leaves so many children’s teams unable to play. We are fighting to keep the field in use for the present & future baseball players in our community. We don’t charge money to play on our field and we pay for all of the field expenses to keep costs low for all families. We also hold a 501c3 for our team to help pay for the big team expenses. We’ve worked very hard to make a mark on not only our children’s future but also every child we come in contact with. Please help us stop one person from ruining it for countless children and families!
So on March 10, 2021 we will meet with the city for them to decide what we can do moving forward with our field and we need your help! Please help us by signing this petition to allow our boys to continue to practice and play games at Blackwater Field of Dreams. Also if you live in Blackwater, played at our field or just want to say something about us, PLEASE send the City Council a short email with Blackwater Field of Dreams in the subject. The more they hear from us the better.
Derrick & Nicole Howell