LEE COUNTY – Lee County Leadership and the Keokuk KPlay organization, would like to invite all residents in the greater Lee County area to come out and support Bentley’s Playground fundraiser April 1, 2017, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at McCredie Ball Field. Local businesses and patrons have put teams of ten together to play in a kickball tournament. Hy-Vee will be there grilling and a concession stand will be available. All proceeds go towards KPlay and Bentley’s Playground. There will be eight teams competing for bragging rights. First games starts at 9 a.m. and the championship game will be held at 2:15 pm.
Lee County Leadership is a collaborative effort program between the Fort Madison Area Chamber of Commerce, Keokuk Area Chamber of Commerce and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Lee County and is designed to train emerging leaders in community-based leadership skills. The program utilizes researched-based leadership curriculum from ISU Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development. “Leaders” use their learned skills to implement the selected projects; the projects are for the betterment of a non-profit / not-for-profit organization and the communities in Lee County. KPlay was one of three projects chosen for the class of 2017 to work on. Project leaders including Mark Bousselot (Keokuk), Doug Ewing (Keokuk), Maggie Guzman (Fort Madison), Shandra McWhorter (Fort Madison) were challenged to create and implement a fundraising opportunity for KPlay and Bentley’s Playground.
A special thanks to the sponsors:
Advanced Home Health Care, Darkside Tint & Graphix, Doug Ewing Photography, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Farm & Home Supply, Flying Weasel Choppers & Paint, Hy-Vee, The Kensington, Keokuk Little League KOKX Country, Pilot Grove Saving Bank, Roquette America, Inc., Schleier & Associates Family Dentistry, Z93.