MLB Hits a Home Run with $250,000 Grant from the DRA for Field of Dreams
On Monday, the DRA presented Dyersville Events, Inc. a check for $250,000 as part of its Mission Grants program. These funds will be used to help support programs and activities taking place in the Dyersville area August 9 - 12, 2022.
This funding will help support Beyond the Game, a multi-event fan experience, and the new If You Build It Exhibit , which allows you to revisit your favorite moments from the iconic film and hear about behind-the-scenes stories about how the movie was made.
Another highlight of this week is this year's MLB game at the Field of Dreams location featuring the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds on August 11.
Alex Dixon, President and CEO of the DRA and Q Casino said:
“We are pleased to be able to provide significant support for the programs and activities planned in the Dyersville area during a week that will bring thousands of visitors to the area to not only see an MLB game, but to also experience our fine region and the Field of Dreams firsthand," "We have a long history of supporting community events, so whatever we can do to help put a positive spotlight on Dyersville - as well as the greater Dubuque area - is important to us."
Besides the scheduled MLB game, which is a highlight of the week, there are plenty of other activities that are available to visitors of all ages. The DRA's donation will help support a full schedule of events and activities.
Keith Rahe, President and CEO of Travel Dubuque said
"We are excited about the many different things we have planned this year, so we are very appreciative of the financial support DRA is providing to help make all of this possible," "From concerts and the USA Patriots Game to the Fan Fest event and the MLB Viewing Party, we have something for everyone - even multiple appearances by the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales - so it should be a great time for all visitors."
The donation to Dyersville, Inc. and the support of these activities in August is also representative of the new emphasis DRA is putting on projects and initiatives that address specific community needs and that focus on capacity-building.
Kathy Buhr, Director of Strategic Philanthropy & Schmitt Island Development for DRA said:
“This award is the largest of its kind that we have given so far,” offered . “Moving forward, we are placing a lot more emphasis on investing in projects, programs and initiatives that focus on attracting people, growing the population and enhancing the Dubuque area as a tourism destination. The Beyond the Game festivities and the new If You Build It Exhibit are good examples of what this is all about.”
For more information on the DRA, including their grant programs, other funding opportunities and current news, please visit: https://dradubuque.com/.