Welker Fields opened on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
"Welker Fields" at Jefferson Middle School officially opened on Saturday, November 3rd 2012 during an event at the school.
Through the Wes Welker Foundation and community partners, the football, soccer, baseball and softball fields were rebuilt and irrigated.
"It's great to see the people being able to enjoy it," said Wes Welker. "And seeing this field now, makes me want to get out there, whereas before, it was pretty hazardous."
This is why the Oklahoma City Public School District plans to rebuild the fields at all 10 middle schools in the district.
"The message we want to send to the kids is that we care about them," said Keith Sinor, OKCPS's Athletic Director. "We want to provide them with the very best. They deserve the very best. They deserve the exact same things that the suburban school districts get."
"It's unbelievable," said Welker. "A few months ago, it was all dirt and they were just getting the foundation ready. Now, it's thick grass and really cool to see."
Cool for the student athletes as well, who say they are grateful for the new fields.