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I grew up in a beautiful farmhouse located on a picturesque dirt road. The home was situated on nearly seventy-five acres of rich farmland. Our backyard was huge. During the summer months, my parents, my sister, my friends, and me often played games in the backyard. I particularly enjoyed playing volleyball and badminton in our spacious backyard. On one particular occasion, one of my friends became so competitive that he got tangled in the volleyball net while attempting to prevent the ball from hitting the ground. I have many fond memories of playing sports at my childhood home. On this blog, you will discover the best types of sports equipment to purchase for your backyard.

Backyard Summer Fun

Five Things You Can Do At A Ballpark Besides Watch Baseball

by Pat Berry

Baseball fields like Oneok Field feature far more than baseball every year. You do not have to define and restrain what you think a baseball field is for. In fact, if you would like to hold any sort of event at a ball field, you can. Here are five examples of events you can host or attend at a baseball park or on a baseball field.


A lot of brides who love baseball get married on a baseball field. Baseball park owners view it as a good opportunity to connect with fans in a very meaningful and lifelong way. You can purchase time and a date to marry either on the field or in a observation box. You might even attend a wedding if a friend holds his or her wedding at a ballpark.

Business Conferences

Because of the amount of food available at a ballpark and the direct line to catering services that many ballparks have, several businesses hold conferences and convocations in ballparks. The enclosed boxed seats serve as excellent meeting rooms with a view, but some ballparks have additional meeting rooms for players, coaches and owners. The ballparks list on their websites the upcoming conferences, convocations and subjects that will be discussed.

Charity Ballgames

If you work for a company that has a softball team, you can rent a professional or semi-professional field to play a charity game. Sometimes the ballpark's owner is willing to donate the use of the field to the charity event, so long as attendees to the game buy something to eat or your company pays for the clean-up. If you involve other sponsors for the charity game, you may not have to pay anything at all to have your game at a particular park.

Boy Scout and Girl Scout Events

Some ballparks hold summertime events that include a game, sleeping in tents on the field, post-game fireworks and a midnight movie on the big screen for boy scouts and girl scouts. Troops have to register for the event and buy the tickets for the game, but sleeping in tents on the field is almost always free to the scouts and their troop leaders. Since the event is often only advertised to scouting troops within driving distance of the ballpark, you will only hear about it if you have children in scouting or know scout leaders.

Community Fundraisers

Fundraisers for schools, churches and other community organizations can be held on the field or at the ballpark too. If you are at a loss on how to raise money for your organization, the public relations person at the ballpark can help you by making suggestions and providing fundraising services that can help. The PR person may even be able to connect you to other businesses that are willing to help you with your fundraiser.