Just a quick heads up. A few of the Ghost Players are in Puerto Rico this week working with the people from Roberto’s Kids to equip kids with baseball gear and new baseball skills. Here is a poster of their trip schedule.
$10 It’s ok honey, I’m just … talking to the corn – Ray Kinsella
Thank you and access to sponsor’s updates
We will send a thank you, either as an email or a postcard if we get a physical address. You will also get access to the sponsor’s updates.
There sure is as you look at this fascinating postcard that flickers between scene 1 and scene 2. The Ghost Players appear and disappear with the slightest of movements of this lenticular postcard. These cards were used during the production and festival run of the Ghost Player: Relive the Magic documentary. The men featured on the card are all members of the Ghost Player baseball team and were professional and semi-professional baseball players. Some of them are also members of the cast of the Field of Dreams movie.
25th Anniversary of the Field of Dreams Movie Site Souvenir Book
The place is magical and so is this booklet. Enjoy the history behind the legend in full four-color 8.5 x 11 pages. The book was produced through a team effort of the talented Nick Vetter from Low and Inside and Joe Scherrman from Ghost Player, LLC.
This is a great opportunity to know that you have made a direct impact on the life of a child with this perk. For every donation made, we will send you a signed ball and send a ball to a child. If you would rather have 2 kids get a ball, send us a note and we will send them your ball too.
Limited-edition, hand painted figurine
Individually painted by artists from Hestia Creations, there are only 75 of these marble-dust figurines. Each is numbered for authentication. Keep an eye out for a video showing how they are made. It will be released soon. This image is of a plaster prototype but they will be made of marble dust.
$500 But watch out for in your ear – Mel Ott (Yeah, we didn’t know that was him either.) Engraved Wooden Bat and Customized Bat and Wall Display
Engraved Wooden Bat
The bat was hand made and number just a few miles away from the Field of Dreams movie site by Steve Kerper. Steve lives in the community of New Vienna, home to Washington House Antiques and Steve Kerper Decoys.
Customized Bat and Wall Display
Your fully customizable laser engraving will be made at the Field of Dreams movie site, in a small building down the third base line by Jens Sogaard of Spark Creative Technologies. This one-of-a-kind treasure is the perfect holder for the accompanying bat.
Field if Dreams’ Ghost Players: On the Road Again! (Photos and video available)
Ghost Player Legacy has started an all-or-nothing campaign seeking funds to offset a few expenses for the traveling team when they head for Puerto Rico this month. The Ghost Players will make this journey to Puerto Rico to distribute baseball equipment and spend time sharing their baseball skills and knowledge with young children much like they do when they host skills camps at the Field of Dreams Movie Site and sports complexes.
Joe Scherrman, part of the Ghost Player Legacy Team announced, “This the 25th year for the Ghost Players, the ballplayers that call their home field, the Field of Dreams. The tour will be a fun way to learn about baseball in Puerto Rico while making a difference in the lives of the communities we visit. It is another chance for me to capture the adventures of this amazing team and share their stories. This crowdFUN-ding campaign is also a way people can show their love of the things the Ghost Players stand for.” Scherrman produced a documentary about the first 15 years of the antics of the Ghost Players, published a companion book, Travels With Ghosts and Other Tales and preserved over 2,000 clips of their history made public via The Internet Library.
“We have fantastic rewards given for contributions. Unique collectables not available anywhere else, like the award winning 3D magic postcards where the Ghost Players appear and disappear from the corn as you turn the card. There are the amazing bats from Steve Kerper in New Vienna that is customized lazed engraved by Jens Sogaard in his shop down first baseline at the Field of Dreams movie site. Another unique collector’s item is the hand painted and number figurines. Seriously cool items for your contribution,” founder of the campaign Scherrman proclaimed.
To support the team and their trip, please go to www.crowdFUN-ding.com.
Crowd-FUN-ding is a new crowd funding site created to cater to people seeking to raise funds for fun projects. The founders of CrowdFUN-Ding feel that this project is a perfect example of how fun things can transform the world. Checks are also accepted made out to the Community Foundation of Great Dubuque Ghost Project (CFGDGhost) and mailed to PO Box 39 Dyersville, IA. 52040.
Some members of the team have played together for decades; some of them were actually in the movie, Field of Dreams. Each have been at least semi-professional ball players and are very skilled in the game.
One of the Ghost Players, Paul Scherrman, has been leading a collection of sports gear and equipment for an organization called Roberto’s Kids. While the team is there in Puerto Rico, they will distribute the gear to the children they meet. This is the third trip Scherrman has spearheaded to bring baseball to disadvantaged youth throughout the world. When he made a similar trip last year, fellow Ghost Player Frank Dardis helped gift the gear. This year, they invited a few more of the team members to increase the impact they can have on the children in cities they will visit.
Before 9/11, the team would often travel to locations around the globe holding sports camps and their own comedy shows in places such as Tokyo, Pearl Harbor, and the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. For some of the team they are viewing this as their last chance to bat overseas. For others, they are hoping to rekindle the traveling aspect of the team’s future.
Each of the players is volunteering for the trip and paying their own personal travel expenses. This fundraiser will hopefully fund the team’s travel bus while in Puerto Rico, buy extra baseballs to donate to the Roberto’s Kids, and will help document their journey on video. The team has other dreams that can be made possible if the campaign exceeds its goal. It is important to remember this is an all-or-nothing fundraising campaign. Meaning, with all-or-nothing, the project only get to keep the money if the $9,700 target is pledged, otherwise the campaign ends without any money changing hands. Contributor’s credit card will not be charged unless 100% of the goal is met.
Paul Scherrman, Midwest Regional Program Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
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