The Dugout Club

A rendering of the upgrades to the baseball field at Oakwood Junior High and High School

Stepping up to the Plate: A capital campaign for Oakwood Baseball and Softball facility renovation.

With great interest and enthusiasm, The Oakwood High School Baseball Facilities Association (fondly known as the Dugout Club) proposes a four- phase renovation project to restore and upgrade the OHS Baseball and Softball Field. A group of parents, with a shared love of baseball and a mutual interest in improving the baseball facility, came together in April 2022 to form the Dugout Club with the sole purpose of supporting the legacy of Oakwood Baseball.

The ambitious renovation project, spearheaded by 14 parent board members, seeks to continue the proud Oakwood Baseball tradition by giving the next generation of players a field of dreams.

The proposed 4-phase project will restore and improve the SAFETY, PLAYABILTY, AESTHETICS, and TECHNOLOGY for the OHS Baseball and Softball complex.

Phase 1 will include drainage and infield excavation and renovation.

Future Phases will include added brick backstop with net, new brick overlay of the dugouts, and new hardscape and concrete in the dugout and spectator areas, aeration and soil rejuvenation in the outfield, new fencing, a warning track and new press box and stadium seating.

The goal of this campaign will be 100% community supported. Field the dream with your generous contribution and help us carry on the legacy of our beloved American pastime. Every gift is appreciated and helps us towards our goal.

MAKE A DONATION TODAY

  • DONATE ONLINE
    Make a contribution online through a secure link via The Dayton Foundation*. Please note, standard 3% bank processing fees apply to credit card donations. Please reference “Dugout Club #8862” in the comments so your gift can be attributed to the goal.
  • DONATE VIA CHECK
    Make a contribution with a check payable to the Oakwood Schools Foundation and mail to:
    OSF P.O. Box 351 Oakwood, Ohio, 45409. Please reference “Fund #8862 Dugout Club on the check.

Thank you for your desire to contribute and help make a difference. Please note the Oakwood Schools Foundation is a component fund of The Dayton Foundation, and we process all gifts and donations through their website. Kindly click the ‘Donate’ button and you will be redirected to the foundation’s website where you will be able to contribute.

Thank you for your support!

Baseball players sitting in dugout
Baseball players on field
baseball player swinging to hit a pitch
Away team batters' warm up area

The current warmup area.

Dugout and batters' warm up area for home team at OHS

The home team dugout. 

Old bleachers fencing at OHS baseball fields

Bleachers behind home plate. 

Home plate at OHS baseball field

Home plate. 

Thank you to our supporters

— HOME RUN —

Eric Seamon

TRIPLE

Eric and Jennifer Fester

Samuel Lumby

Mary Piecero (In honor of Dr. John and Sue Piecero)

SINGLE

Bradley and Gina Lloyd

Greg and Sara Patterson

Virginia Piecoro

Jean Schlueter

Anonymous

WALK

Daniel Disher

STEPPING UP TO THE PLATE

Craig and Mindy DuBois

John Leonard