County Materials donates $16,500 for Pulaski ballfield concrete work

County Materials has donated $16,500 for concrete work at the planned Red Raider Field of Dreams baseball/softball complex, which is part of Phase II for the Pulaski High School project.

The Marathon-based company produces construction and landscape aggregates.

Bids for this part of the project are expected to be opened soon, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony to begin construction is planned for later this spring. The softball/baseball complex will be built to the east of Saputo Stadium.

“We are grateful for the generous support from the Sonnentag Foundation for Phase II of the Field of Dreams project,” said Janel Batten, Pulaski High School athletic director and Field of Dreams steering committee member. “This donation helps push us closer to our goal.”

The baseball/softball portion of Phase II is expected to cost $2.2 million, with about $1.65 million yet to be raised. Additional Phase II work will occur after the baseball/softball portion of Phase II is completed.

Phase II includes two baseball fields, two softball fields, three more tennis courts, additional practice fields and re-excavation of the Pulaski Community Middle School soccer complex.

The $3.2 million Phase I of the project was completed in September 2016 and was fully paid off by grants, pledges and in-kind contributions of materials and labor by November of that year.