The Kevin C. Barnhill Memorial Scholarship
and Community Outreach Fund

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 HELPING OTHERS IMPROVE THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE:
THE KEVIN C. BARNHILL MEMORIAL OUTREACH FUND
CHAMPIONSHIP BASEBALL FIELD AT TESTERMAN PARK

The trustees of the Kevin C. Barnhill Memorial Scholarship and Community Outreach Fund are actively seeking the support of citizenry who desire to “make a difference” in the greater Hamilton Township community.

We are seeking community outreach partners who are passionately involved and invested in improving the quality of life for youths in this rapidly expanding neighborhood. The immediate goal of your investment being the construction of the Kevin C. Barnhill Championship Baseball Field at Testerman Park, which builds upon the initial field renovation project underwritten by the Cincinnati Reds Community Fund.

Your involvement and investment can be personified in several ways:
 

  1. Pledging financially with meaningful gifts of personal financial resources, time, in-kind services, and energy.
  2. Sharing a willingness to tackle the critical responsibility of asking others to participate in generously contributing.
  3. Engaging the rapidly growing Hamilton Township corporate community to invest in the community infrastructure and its future dividends to the residents the corporate community serves.

If you are interested in participating financially, you may pledge directly to the Warren County Foundation, the administrator of record for the Kevin C. Barnhill Memorial Scholarship and Community Outreach Fund. The address is: 
 

The Kevin C. Barnhill Memorial Scholarship and Community 
      Outreach Fund

c/o Warren County Foundation

Henry F. Brockman, President and Chief Administrative Officer

P.O. Box 1315
Lebanon, OH 45036


If you are interested in providing time, talents, or in-kind construction materials or services, please call Bill Barnhill at (513) 703-0810. 
Each contribution, no matter the size or type, will be acknowledged in a permanent fixture located in the adjoining Memorial Plaza. 

T
hank you.





PAST NEWS ON THE CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD AND TESTERMAN PARK RENOVATION 

In 2006, the Kevin C. Barnhill Memorial Scholarship and Community Outreach Fund partnered with the Cincinnati Reds Community Fund and the Hamilton Township Parks Board to renovate the six existing baseball fields at Testerman Park and to cooperatively pursue funds for the construction of a state-of-the-art Championship Baseball Field where Field A now stands. The appropriately-named Kevin C. Barnhill Championship Baseball Field is being designed by Michael Schuster Associates Inc., the same company that designed the Reds' Great American Ballpark. Features of the Championship Field will include continuous fencing around the field's perimeter, enclosed dugouts and bullpens, an electronic outfield scoreboard, a concourse area with stadium-style bleachers and a press box, and a memorial plaza dedicated to Kevin Barnhill and those who have contributed significant time, effort, and resources to the project. Click here to view a current rendering of the site plan for the Championship Baseball Field.   

A groundbreaking ceremony for the Championship Baseball Field and a dedication of the newly renovated fields was held at Testerman Park on April 22, 2007. Bookending the ceremony were scrimmages between local knothole and little league baseball teams as well as an opportunity for players to participate in the Pepsi Major League Baseball PITCH, HIT & RUN competition. Contributing to the success of this event were Becky Ehling and Michael Munoz (Hamilton Township Trustees); DeLanna Oeder, Bill Shearer, and Bruce Scott (Hamilton Township Parks Board); Jackie Terwilliger (Hamilton Township Fiscal Officer); Charlie Frank and Matt Crawford (Cincinnati Reds Community Fund); Ken Floss and Shelby Vires (Little Miami District 34 Knothole); Norm Bennett (Warren County Little League); the Little Miami High School Women's Chorale (who sang the National Anthem prior to the ceremony); and all the local youth baseball players and their families who were in attendance.