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 http://www.wellshs.cps.k12.il.us/ or directly at http://
For more information, call Susan Nusbaum at 773-534-7864.