Mustang Way Park

A Capital Campaign:

A capital campaign for extended bleachers, batting cages, sun screens, utility building and record signage. 

Thanks to the generous donations to the “Final Push,” Mustang Way Park features one of the best baseball / softball fields in the state of Iowa. Due to increased attendance and use of the facilities, additional spectator seating, sun screens, batting cages and a larger utility shed are desired. We will also add signage to display team and individual records and accomplishments.

The mission of our fundraising committee is simple and straightforward: to secure private donations, in-kind gifts and other non-cash assets to cover the cost of these improvements.

The following committee members have already donated to the campaign and we hope you will join us. We invite you to look over the information on this page, ask questions of your campaign volunteer and make an informed decision on a donation. We thank you for your continued support.

Fundraising Committee Members:

Brian Eddy, Heather Hupke, Danny Johnson, Randy Toale, Matt Miller, Robert Hearn, Scott Kleve, Dewey Hupke, Cassie Schmitt and Jordon Pilcher

The Plan: 

Extra Bleachers

  • Expanded platform above both softball and baseball bleachers to increase seating capacity
  • Platform for baseball seating for standing spectators
  • Sun screens above both bleacher areas

Utility Building

  • 16’ x 48’
  • Windows for pitching machines
  • Will store all equipment used at Mustang Way Park

Batting Cages

  • Two additional batting cages added to north of the new utility building


  • New signs to display historical season information for both baseball and softball

The Goal:

The goal is to raise funds to add the bleacher seating, batting cages and concrete for the utility building in the fall of 2020. The building will be constructed in the spring of 2021. This $100,000 project will be funded from private contributions to the campaign to include gifts, grants and in-kind contributions.

Donation Recognition Levels: 

  • $15,000 +
  • $10,000 – $14,999
  • $7,500 – $9,999
  • $5,000 – $7,499
  • $2,500 – $4,999
  • $1,000 – $2,499
  • $500 – $999
  • $250 – $499

Capital Campaign

The Mustang Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, will be heading up the capital campaign for this project. Donations to the Mustang Foundation, Inc. are deductible to the extent provided by law.


  • Gifts can be made in the form of:
  • In-kind contributions
  • Cash
  • Other non-cash assets (securities, CD’s, real property, etc. )

If you would like to make a donation, please download the pledge form, complete it and mail it to Mustang Foundation, Inc.

Mustang Foundation, Inc.
c/o Rob Robinson
P.O. Box 229
Independence, IA 50644

If you would like further details on how to proceed with gifts other than cash, please contact: Rob Robinson, Treasurer, Mustang Foundation, Inc. (319) 334-7181 or

Thank you for your commitment to the Independence Community School District! Your contribution to the Mustang Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) public charity, is tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

Mustang Foundation Inc. Board

Lloyd Davis, Charlie McCardle, Gina DeBoer, Jeremy Hahn, Kim Hansen, Jennifer Sornson, Dan Kegler, Lans Flickinger, Kate Grover, Rob Robinson, Megan Rasmussen, Andy Hauber, Bryan Palmer