Ald. Joe Moreno (1st) has allocated $100,000 to the creation of a new ball field dubbed "Field of Hope" behind Wells High School in West Town.

The new community park will boast a baseball and soccer field, a toddler playground, an outdoor movie screen and a dog park.

Organized by the Field of Hope supporters, Wells High School, The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, and Union League Boys & Girls Clubs, the Ripken Way 5K benefits the "Field of Hope" and kicks off at noon Sept. 28 along the lakefront in Lincoln Park.

The minimum donation to participate is $30, which includes a race T-shirt, refreshments and entertainment. Participants may choose to either run or walk the route.

The course map can be found through Wells High School's site or directly at

For more information, call Susan Nusbaum at 773-534-7864.