Athletic Field Drawing
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"We really want to play football!"

This is a quote from a letter written by the children of City Springs School to me, their principal. These same children can be seen very early every morning playing the sport they love, but it breaks my heart to see that their only option is to play on a blacktop playground. City Springs’ playground is unsafe and littered with broken glass, discarded needles, and other debris. Play options are quite limited. This prompted the children to present me one morning with a signed petition. My goal is to get them what they requested.

Together we can transform this neglected park into a vibrant community athletic field.

  • The City Springs School Athletic Field will strengthen the community by keeping children off the street, out of gangs, and in productive sports activities.
  • Provide a place where children can play while parents exercise on the running track.
  • Families will gather on weekends to attend football, lacrosse, and other sports events.
  • It will be the crown jewel of the Eastside redevelopment.

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development has awarded the Baltimore Curriculum Project $7500 in tax credits to encourage business support for this project. Businesses can receive tax credits worth 50% of their donation. (See attached fact sheet.)

Our goal is to raise $1.5 million by August 2008. Donations will be recognized; especially generous gifts with signage on the sports complex itself. Naming opportunities are also available.

Other businesses and organizations are already in support of this project including Colliers Pinkard, Living Classrooms Foundation, BRE Construction, The Little Italy Community Association, and Dr. Andres Alonso, CEO, Baltimore City Public Schools. We invite you to join them and invest in the future of this community.

Rhonda L. Richetta
City Springs School