Wiffle Ball for a Cause

By Sarah McCarthy, KCRG-TV9

SPRINGVILLE, Iowa - Two years ago, Nate Sanderson and his family moved to Springville from Muscatine, Iowa. In Muscatine, the family’s back yard doubled as a rookie wiffle ball field. In their new home, they were looking to take it up a notch.

“Last summer we built kind of a outline of the same field with a snow fence, just to see how it would play,” Sanderson said.

This summer he called around town to see who could help him build a finalized version.

“He said he wanted to build a wiffle ball field and I thought, ‘Why?” said Jeff Munster, a friend who helped Sanderson with labor.

“We’re just trying to find a way to make a positive difference in the world,” Sanderson said.

He’s hoping to use the scoreboard and sod to raise money for local non profits, charities, and organizations. The funds from this labor day tournament are going to SANSI, a Springville organization that helps families in need.

“It goes for a good cause so it’s well worth the time,” Menster said.

They plan to hold a tournament each labor day weekend in the future.

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