NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick and his wife DeLana, who together started the Kevin Harvick Foundation, surprised country singer Jake Owen at their foundation’s gala by sharing that they’d be building a field named after him in the same park he played baseball at as a child.
At the ribbon cutting ceremony Jake shared that he could “hardly put into words” how much this means to him. “I’m very lucky to have friends like this (Cal Ripken, Jr. and Kevin and DeLana Harvick) that are giving back to our community, the community that built me up to be the guy that I am today,” Jake said. Jake himself has given back by donating his time and concert tickets to the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and Kevin Harvick Foundation at various events.
FIELDS constructed the 225′ deep synthetic turf field, which is part of the Indian River Sports Complex in Vero Beach. In addition to the field, FIELDS added new covered backstops, fencing and sidewalks around the perimeter. Additional parking was also added. “We built this field in hopes of it becoming a central part of the community and are pleased that Jake, Cal, Kevin, DeLana, and the Vero Beach community are so happy with the end result,” said Brian Storm, President & CEO of Sports Fields Inc.
The field was built thanks to contributions from the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and the Kevin Harvick Foundation.