Youth and Family Focused:
Each year thousands of children, adults, and families will use the Champions Ridge's facilities.
Huge Economic Impact:
The ridge's economic impact for Bremer county provides over $1,000,000 every year. Using conservative growth plans over the next decade, The Ridge will prove itself an incredible revenue-generating engine by injecting tens of millions into the local economy.
Improved Traffic Safety:
During ball tournaments and the Bremer County Fair everyone (youth, participants, parents, spectators) faces increased pedestrian and vehicle risk at the present 4th Avenue location in Waverly. A new facility removes bottlenecks and hazards.
New cultural events and sports shows, RV camping, an ice rink, a bigger fair, and more large ball tournaments (for young and not so young), and youth-centered clinics make Champions Ridge a convenient regional hub.
Permanent Home... With Room to Grow!
Currently, three ball groups and the Bremer County Fair Association occupy under-sized and over-utilized facilities in Waverly. The Fair, adult softball, and youth baseball share a 19-acre city park featuring the city pool, skate park, four picnic shelters, a large play unit, three ball dimonds plus the fair buldings. Also, they play on a 3-diamond facility on the AMVETS property. Both locaations flooded in 2008 and neither site has any room for growth or flexibility.
The Fair's current location's lease with the city of Waverly expires at the end of 2018. Supporting Champions Ridge now allows time to raise funds and build facilities.
No Champions Ridge by 2018 = No Fair