It's time for the 2017 Hike for Mike Fundraiser!
The Wilbraham Rec Department boasts that Farrell Field is one the nicest fields in Massachusetts, and thanks you for your generous donations that have brought amazing enhancements over the years. What project does 2017 have in store? This year, The Friends of Mike Farrell are again asking for your generous support. Adding warm up mounds on both the first base and third base sides of the diamond would give the field another amenity comparable to college and professional baseball fields.
The Friends of Mike Farrell invite you to celebrate Mike's life and memory. You can help perpetuate Mike’s legacy by contributing to our 9th Annual Hike for Mike Fundraiser. Our Mission depends on your participation in order for us to continue our goals to:
- Award the Michael J. Farrell Memorial Baseball Scholarship to a Minnechaug Regional High School senior varsity baseball player.
- Sponsor team shirts for the Rec. Department baseball leagues.
- Continuing to assist the Spec Pond Recreational Complex with enhancements to the The Michael J. Farrell Field
With your help over the last 8 years, The
Friends of Mike Farrell have
been able to establish a memorial to “Coach Mike”, perpetuating his baseball
legacy to the next generation of ball players. The Michael J. Farrell Field,
named in his honor, has become a gem in the Spec Pond Recreation Complex behind
Post Office Park in Wilbraham. With your sustained help and generosity, we are
hoping to continue and expand our fundraising efforts to achieve our goals. As part of this year’s Hike for Mike Fundraising Campaign, there will be a raffle and one lucky winner will be selected to receive 4 tickets to a future Red Sox game! Click the links at the top of the page to get involved and help us keep Mike's legacy alive!
Thank you to EVERYONE who helped make the 2016 fundraiser a success!
Please visit the Spec Pond Recreation Complex to see how your past eight years of donations have been used toward creating a SPECtacular facility in our town! This past year has brought more amazing changes to Farrell Field at the Spec Pond Recreational Complex. In the spring of 2016, on “Opening Day,” a special dedication of the new Amico “Chip” Barone Batting Tunnel took place. Thanks to your many contributions from you, the Friends of Mike Farrell, 2016 also saw the construction of two state of the art dugouts added to Farrell Field (probably the nicest in Western Mass). Farrell Field has established itself as the premiere ball field in the area, which has seen thousands of dollars of improvements over the past 8 years. In fact, local semi-pro ball player, Isan Diaz, chose Farrell Field to train on during his time back in Western Mass.