(Marion) A $4.2 Million capitol campaign to support the Prospect Meadows Project got underway this week. Organizers want to build 17 baseball fields near Marion at a cost of $9.2 Million, and major leaguer and Cedar Rapids native Ryan Sweeney says this is a no-brainer.
"In my travels I don't think I've ever played at a complex that is like this. Baseball as well as being raised in this community has taught me things such as work ethic, toughness, team work, and what it takes to be successful in a career in baseball."
So far officials say they have raised over $2.6 Million, and hope to start construction later this summer.
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