10-Year Anniversary Capital Improvement Campaign

We continue to celebrate TEN YEARS of bringing smiles to the faces of

  • hundreds of kids with special needs;
  • thousands of buddies who not only assist our players but also learn that our special kids just want to have fun, be on a team, and hit the ball; and
  • hundreds of family members, friends, and caregivers who get a brief bit of respite each game day, enjoying a hot dog and watching their player get to play America’s favorite sport.

Along with celebrating ten years, our board of directors determined that several improvements were necessary and several upgrades/enhancements would be good for our ballpark.  To build for our future and another successful decade, we embarked on a $450,000 capital improvement campaign the first of 2018 to include:

  • PHASE I:  Replace our playing field surface (accomplished)
  • PHASE II:  Cover our spectator bleachers with cantilevered shade,
    replace Kiwanis Memory Garden pergola, and several miscellaneous projects (partially accomplished)
  • PHASE III:  Upgrade our digital scoreboard to LED video and install live streaming capabilities; new security system.  And enhance the entire experience for players and families with exterior landscaping.

For a complete listing of Sponsorship Opportunities, please click here or copy and paste into your browser:


For a visual brochure of the highlights of our Three Phase Improvement Program, please click here or copy and paste into your browser:

For a visual brochure of our original capital campaign, please copy and paste this link into your browser:


We’re pleased that several organizations, corporations, and individuals have provided much needed funding:

KML Phase I Field Replacement Sponsor – “World Series Champion”  ($100,000 & Above)
Polk County Board of Supervisors               $100,000
KML Phase I Field Replacement Sponsor – “Champion” (75,000 – $99,999)
KML – “Hall of Famer” ($50,000 – $74,999)

InSane IMpact
Musco Lighting

KML Phase I Field Replacement – “Angel in the Outfield”  ($25,000 – $49,999) 
W. T. and Edna H. Dahl Foundation                $25,000
Anonymous Charitable Trust                          $25,000
Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino             $40,000
KML Phase III  VideoBoard “Angel in the Outfield”  ($25,000 – $49,999)
Wells Fargo                                                     $25,000
KML Phase I Field Replacement – “Hero”  ($10,000 – $24,999)
100+ Men on a Mission                                    $11,000
Grimes Asphalt                                                 $14,000 (in kind)
Richard & Mary Langdon                                 $20,000
Des Moines Police Guardian Project 5K Run    $10,000
KML Phase III VideoBoard –  “Fan” ($5,000 – $9,999)
Never Say Can’t Foundation                            $5,000
Arbogast Family in Honor of Mitchell             $5,000
KML Phase II Bleacher Covers, Pergola, etc.
Kaufman Construction                                     $5,000 (in kind)
KML Phase I Field Replacement – “Fan” ($5,000 – $9,999)
Kiwanis Foundation of Des Moines                $9,000
West Bank Foundation                                    $5,000
KML Phase III VideoBoard – “Ball Park Hitter” ($2,500 – $4,999)
KML Phase I Field Replacement- “Ball Park Supporter” ($1,000 – $2,499)
Des Moines Steel Fencing                               $1,400 (in kind)
Knights of Columbus #13159                          $1,500
Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute
Class of 2007-08                                              $2,400
Mary Keck in Honor of John Keck                     $1,000
Kiwanis Club of Monroe                                   $1,000
And many numerous contributions (ranging from $10 – $999)


We would love to add your name to our growing list of donors as our campaign continues.  Should you or your organization wish to contribute to our TEN YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN, please contact Jan Burch, KML president, at burchhr@aol.com or 515.991.1483 or any of our board “angels” (board members).


4.12.23    10:40 AM

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