Karl Chevrolet, in its continued demonstration of support in Ankeny and to community projects, has announced a $200,000 contribution to Ankeny’s Miracle League Field and All-Inclusive Playground Project. In a released statement, Karl Chevrolet Owner Carl Moyer stated, “The Ankeny Miracle League Project reflects many values of our ‘Dealer for Life’ philosophy at Karl Chevrolet, and I couldn’t be more excited to support our community as title sponsor for this project. I have seen the Miracle League’s positive impact on the children and their families through our involvement with the Premier Chevy Dealers and the Des Moines Miracle League facility. And to now have this opportunity in my own backyard is really neat.”
Karl Chevrolet, Ankeny’s largest and longest serving automotive dealer has been in business since 1978 and has been a leader in contributing to projects such as Prairie Ridge Sports Complex, On With Life, Ankeny school initiatives and many others. Karl Chevrolet’s donation, the largest to date for the project, brings the total amount raised to more than $315,000 during a silent campaign effort that has been ongoing for the past 60 days. The public fundraising kickoff is Thursday, May 3 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Otter Creek’s Pinnacle Club.
The Ankeny Miracle Park Project consists of a rubberized ball field and playground co-located together in Hawkeye Park aimed for children with disabilities to enjoy participating in an organized baseball league and play on a playground that is accessible to their needs. The Project is being led by the Ankeny Kiwanis Club and City of Ankeny. The project fundraising goal is $1 million.