APRIL 19, 2018
Little League, Coastal Riptide partner to build multi-sport complex in Wells
WELLS — Wells-Ogunquit Little League has announced a partnership, in principle, with Coastal Riptide to build a multi-sport complex at Tilcon Field. Scheduled to break ground late summer, both organizations have been collaborating with the town to ensure the project is in alignment with community needs.
“We approached Coastal Riptide because they share our mission to promote positive player development,” said Eric Sargent, Wells-Ogunquit Little League board member. “This partnership allows us to expand our program and its offerings without financial impact to families or the taxpayer. It also provides additional resources to the community that extend beyond baseball.”
The complex will have new indoor fields, renovated outdoor fields, a weight room and enhanced amenities. “Our kids will benefit from having a place where they can be active during the winter months,” said Helena Ackerson, Wells-Ogunquit School Committee chair. “The complex can also be used for other types of recreation, not just playing baseball.”
“The facility will offer space for rent so other teams and organizations can take advantage of the same opportunity. Not only are many youth organizations in need of space, but there are a growing number of adult teams and leagues with limited indoor options,” said Travis Carpenter, Wells-Ogunquit Little League board member.
In the coming months, Coastal Riptide will reach out to other organizations in the greater Seacoast to assess needs and develop working relationships to fulfill the complex mission of furthering wellness in the community.
“We are excited about the opportunity to do more for youth baseball players as well as help others offer athletic and fitness programming year-round,” said Jana Doughty, director of operations for Coastal Riptide. “Our purpose is to have a positive impact on health and wellness and we look forward to finding opportunities to expand beyond youth athletics.”
If you want to learn more about the complex, are interested in opportunities, or have questions, contact Jana Doughty at firstname.lastname@example.org.