“If this were just baseball, I don’t think it would work, but there’s more to it than that…much more. This plan would serve as a clear catalyst for growth within amateur sports tourism and put Fort Wayne on the map as a youth sports center in the Midwest since there are very few community baseball fields with artificial turf. It will be great for our economy, for our kids and for community redevelopment.

“If you want to do business with good people, you’ll do business with the WBA.”


Denny Sutton,

Partner, Burt, Blee, Dixon,

Sutton & Bloom, LLP



$250,000 & Above ---  Hall of Fame Level

Lutheran Health Network

Tim & Libby Ash

English, Bonter, Mitchell Foundation

Jim & Mary Beth Ash


$100,000 - $249,999  ---  Champion Level

Chuck & Lisa Surack and Sweetwater

McMillen Foundation

Steel Dynamics Foundation


$50,000 - $99,999  ---    MVP Level

Wilson Foundation

Journal Gazette Foundation

Keith Busse

Schust Family Foundation


$25,000 - $49,999  ---    Gold Glove Level

Fort Wayne Metals

M.E. Raker Foundation

Old National Bank


$10,000 - $24,999  ---    All-Star Level

Keith Byers

Don McArdle

Lake City Bank

Star Bank

Pointsatte-Altman Foundation

R&C Fence


$5,000 - $9,999  ---   Major League Level

Crosby Excavating, Inc.

Brad & Linda Kimmel

Aegon TransAmerican

Mutual of Omaha

Physicians Health Plan (PHP)

The Principal Financial Group

Wells Fargo Foundation

Riverside Manufacturing

Fort Wayne TinCaps

David & Kristin Kolpien

Caleb & Kristen Kimmel

iAB Bank


$1,000 - $4,999  ---   Home Run Club Level

Jim & Patty Krafcheck                 Lincoln Benefit Company

Kristin Packnett                          Lee & Deanna DeTurk

Ambassador Enterprises             Katz, Sapper, & Miller CPA Firm

Jim & Ann Underwood                Burt, Blee, Dixon, Sutton, & Bloom

Phil & Lynda Houk                      Ron & Linda Buskirk

Barrett McNagny                        Howard P Arnold Foundation

John & Marcia Crawford             Penney & Rick Phillips

Fort Wayne Sports Foundation    Jon Hicks

Greg & Sandi MacDonald


$1 - $999  ---   WBA Fan Club Level

Thank you to the Numerous Individuals supporting our efforts!