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Bringing baseball to Waterloo kids

WATERLOO (KWWL) -- One sign of spring is taking shape with a new ballpark in Waterloo.

The "Build our Ballpark" program announced it will build the Tibbitts Baseball complex on West Donald Street. It will include a new youth baseball and softball field, dugouts, and bleachers. It will be a great help, as Waterloo Leisure Services says there's a shortage of baseball and softball fields needed to get more kids involved in youth sports.

"Building character as part of a team member, or just getting out and playing, we want to provide a safe and quality place for the kids," said Jon Olson with Build Our Ballpark.

It will cost about $100,000s to build the two fields.

The Build Our Ballpark group also opened a referbished Hellman Field at the Walter Cunningham school last year.

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