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The Big Red Park Foundation(BRPF) is the fund raising arm of the Startown Optimist. The foundation was organized in 2010 to foster youth sports competition through the Startown Optimist.  Through foundation involvement and financial support, the youth in the community have an opportunity to play and participate in Baseball, Softball and Basketball throughout the year at Big Red Park in Newton, NC.
Through a dedicated board and strong support from the business community and private individuals, the Big Red Park Foundation was able to raise a portion of the necessary funds to add lighting to field #1 at the Park.
Improvements to the fields and the park help insure a strong future for youth sports at the Startown Optimist. If you would like to offer your support, either as a volunteer or donor, please give Jody Sims a call (828.465.5009) or send an email to; jsims.baseball@yahoo.com.