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Volunteers complete Scott Co. Boys & Girls Club "Field of Dreams"

Volunteers complete Scott Co. Boys & Girls Club "Field of Dreams"

A multi-purpose sports field was a project the Boys and Girls Cub of the Cumberland Plateau talked about for years.

The Scott County facility needed a place for the hundreds of kids they serve to run and play. They had a donated space next to their facility, but it was unsafe for the kids to play on because of the uneven, rocky terrain.

WBIR Channel 10 took on the project as a part of our parent company, Gannett's "Make a Difference Day."

Time running out to help build a Field of Dreams for some deserving kids

We've got just a few days left to make a Field of Dreams a reality in Scott County.

October 27 is Make a Difference Day for WBIR and our parent company, Gannett.  On that day, employees are asked to get out and make an impact in a local community.  We've picked the Boys and Girls Club of the Cumberland Plateau in Oneida.

We want to bring lots of fun and smiles to those deserving kids at the club, by transforming a rocky piece of land into a multi-purpose sports field.

Shopping and sod for the Field of Dreams

Shopping and sod for the Field of Dreams

We're just one day away from making the Field of Dreams a reality, and Friday was a busy one!

As part of Make a Difference Day on October 27, WBIR is working with the Boys and Girls Club of the Cumberland Plateau to build a multi-purpose sports field for the kids and community to enjoy.

The first load of sod arrived at the club in Oneida on Thursday, and Friday, workers are spending the day laying down approximately an acre of grass for the field.  On Saturday, WBIR employees and community volunteers will finish the work.

Feed the Children helps needy in Scott, Morgan, McCreary Counties

Feed the Children helps needy in Scott, Morgan, McCreary Counties

Hundreds of needy families got a helping hand Thursday morning, thanks to a national non-profit organization.

Members from the Feed the Children organization brought in 400 boxes of food and 400 boxes of hygiene items.  The distribution was held at the Boys and Girls Club of the Cumberland Plateau, in Oneida.

The distribution was not only for people in Scott County but also families in Morgan County and McCreary County, Kentucky.

Field of Dreams starting to take shape in Scott County

Field of Dreams starting to take shape in Scott County

The Field of Dreams is finally starting to take shape!

It will eventually be a place to play for the kids at the Boys and Girls Club of the Cumberland Plateau.

Workers from the Scott County Road Department were out there Friday, leveling the field to prepare it for fertilizer and sod.

Our resident agriculture expert, Neal Denton, also joined us at the site to make sure the soil was in good shape for the next step of the project.

Help us Make A Difference for the Boys & Girls Club in Scott County

Help us Make A Difference for the Boys & Girls Club in Scott County

October 27 is Make a Difference Day for WBIR-TV and our parent company, Gannett. Across the country, Gannett employees will be working together to make an impact in our communities. In East Tennessee, we are focusing our efforts on a Field of Dreams for the Boys and Girls Club of the Cumberland Plateau, in Scott County.