Fort Scott, KS — If you don’t travel to the south end of town very often, you most likely haven’t been watching the progress of The LaRoche Baseball Complex. Ground was broken in May 2014 and the complex is set to be completed by 2015 Spring baseball schedule. The first game is set for April 2nd. Here area few renderings:
Adam and Jennifer LaRoche had the vision to create a top-notch baseball complex for Fort Scott High School, so they would not have to work their practice schedules around a shared field with the Fort Scott Community College. In an open letter, (you can read here), the LaRoche family writes about how baseball and great coaches have impacted their lives and want to help build a complex that will continue to provide opportunities to others.
The price tag for the complex is around $2 million, which the LaRoche family has provided up front to get the project started. Dave Martin, City Manager, (along with other agencies) are looking for sponsors to come alongside and sponsor the building project.
Any community members are welcome to contribute to the building fund. If you are looking for a major place to contribute, there are many ways. You can click here to see amounts need to sponsor different components. If you are looking for smaller way to contribute you can click here for a complete list, including seat sponsorship. All of these can be paid over a three year period.
LaRoche vision is eventually to host concerts, tournaments and other revenue producing events to boost local economy and help with upkeep costs for the field. A joint agreement between the school and the city, will be responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the ball field.
If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution, please contact Cathy or Marlene at the Fort Scott Area Community Foundation.
Fort Scott Area Community Foundation
PO Box 901
Fort Scott, KS 66701
General inquiries can also be sent to Lindsay Madison:
Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Center
231 E. Wall Street
Fort Scott, KS 66701
Phone: (620) 223-3566 Fax: (620) 223-3574