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Why Southeast High had a day as glorious as its new fields

August 8, 2018

by JENNI CARLSON (posted on ( Tue, August 7, 2018  The team meets in a circle before heading on the field. The first game on the new softball field, complete with artificial turf, at Southeast High School, Tuesday, August 7, 2018.  Pho...

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Cal Ripken Jr. dedicates new field at Southeast High School

May 30, 2018

May 30, 2018 - The Oklahoman / Cal Ripken Jr.'s playing career is best remembered for being baseball's I...

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Oklahoma Gardening - OCCF - Webster Middle School

June 18, 2017

Thank you OETA and Oklahoma City Community Foundation for shining a spotlight on the new athletic complex at Webster Middle School completed in Fall 2013, and to OCCF for the added landscaping and track - a game changer for the Webster community!  O...

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Fields & Futures announces two major partnerships, $1.5 million gift

June 13, 2017

by Jenni Carlson, The Oklahoman  Published: June 13, 2017  (Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman) Fields & Futures took two big steps forward Tuesday in its quest to overhaul every athletic field in the Oklahoma City Public Schools. The organiza...

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A solid returning lineup: With improvements to sports fields, more coaches stay in school system

December 21, 2016

By Molly Fleming, The Journal Record, December 21, 2016 (view story here) OKLAHOMA CITY – Webster Middle School Athletic Director Katrinka Greear could have retired several years ago. She’s spent more than 30 years coaching softball. After the no...

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Star Spencer's Twidwell Stadium getting a deserved makeover

August 10, 2016 by Scott Wright  Published: August 10, 2016  In this photo from The Oklahoman archives, Millwood’s D’Juan Woods tries to run out of the tackle of Star Spencer’s Mathew Gates. Taken from near ground level, the photo illustrates how signi...

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Fields & Futures: As project nears halfway mark new fields boost opportunities

August 7, 2016

by Michaela Marx Wheatley, The Oklahoman / BrandInsight Editor  Published: August 6, 2016 A few months ago, Oklahoma City Energy FC co-owner Tim McLaughlin stood on the sidelines of a youth soccer game in south Oklahoma City and couldn’t ...

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Fields & Futures’ Tim McLaughlin: ‘It’s amazing the difference a new field can make’

July 14, 2016

(view story here) Liz and Tim McLaughlin co-founded Fields & Futures to support athletic programs in Oklahoma City schools. As a subscriber to the Field of Dreams mentality of philanthropic development, Energy FC co-owner Tim McLaughlin belie...

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organizations pitch in for fields & futures

April 24, 2016

Compiled by Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer, [email protected] Published: April 24, 2016 Tim McLaughlin started Fields & Futures in 2012 with a simple but significant vision – renovate every athletic field in the Oklahoma City Public School dis...

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Spencer makes changes to benefit its schools

March 17, 2016

Oklahoma Gazette / By Laura Eastes   |   March 17, 2016 Adrian Anderson on the Star Spencer High School football field (Garett Fisbeck)  Here’s to the school we love, Let’s fight team, fight! The final line from the Star Spencer High School fig...

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Edmond North’s BALTO breaks citywide record

February 13, 2016

By Steve Gust for The Oklahoman  EDMOND — History was made Friday as Edmond North High School concluded its fundraiser, BALTO, by announcing it had raised a grand total of $708,748. Most of the money will be donated to the nonprofit Fields & Future...

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How Edmond North High School is using BALTO to make a positive impact on Roosevelt Middle School

January 27, 2016

by Jenni Carlson  Published: January 27, 2016 Edmond North and Roosevelt students go over field plans during a recent visit. BALTO Week, Edmond North’s fundraising campaign, will be getting new athletic fields at Roosevelt. [Photo provided] Camer...

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The Collected Wisdom of Herm Edwards

December 20, 2015

"When you walk in the huddle, we're all a big team." by Darnell Mayberry  Published: December 19, 2015 Kansas City Chiefs head coach Herm Edwards walks on the sideline in t...

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Edmond school provides fields, futures to Roosevelt Middle School students

October 28, 2015

Oklahoma Gazette by Brett Dickerson   |   October 28, 2015 Tim and Liz McLaughlin walk along a Fields & Futures Foundation project at Webster Middle School in Oklahoma City. (Mark Hancock) Fields & Futures has rebuilt 12 athletic fields in the ...

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Herm Edwards to speak at Dec. 17 Fields & Futures fund-raiser in OKC

September 7, 2015

The Oklahoman/ by Mike Sherman Published: September 7, 2015 Edwards will be the guest speaker at the Fields & Futures Bowtie Ball Dec. 17 in Oklahoma City.  Herm Edwards talks with his team before the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl football game...

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'The Most Important Coach in America' brings his message to Oklahoma City Public Schools

May 18, 2015

by Jenni Carlson, The Oklahoman/ Published: May 18, 2015 View story at Watching his adopted hometown of Baltimore’s downward spiral into violence and rioting and chaos saddened Joe Ehrmann. It didn’t surprise him. Ehrmann ...

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December 29, 2014

By: Molly M. Fleming  The Journal Record  December 29, 2014   An Oklahoma Centennial Mid-High School supporter shows off her Champion Event Pass during a recent basketball game.  (Courtesy photo) OKLAHOMA CITY – State high school championship bas...

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show of support

December 13, 2014

(view story here) Corey Morgan likes having his parents in the stands when he takes the court for Oklahoma Centennial Mid-High. Morgan, a senior forward, scored 25 points Tuesday night in the Bison’s 66-65 win over Douglass High School.   Above...

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October 16, 2014

Fields & Futures receives $30,000 grant from Oklahoma City Community Foundation.

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Keith Sinor and Nathan Mellor hope to ELEVATE the character of student-athletes

August 17, 2014

(view story here) Keith Sinor and Nathan Mellor will be scoring no touchdowns this fall, no baskets this winter and no goals next spring. But we should be cheering like crazy for what they are trying to do. Photo - ELEVATE, a character-building ...

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Program eyes renewing athletic fields, achievement

June 29, 2014

By KRISTI EATON - Associated Press - Sunday, June 29, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - To improve student achievement in Oklahoma City’s high-poverty public school system, a wealthy businessman is focusing not on the classroom, but on the field. Tim Mc...

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Fields & futures: the song

December 19, 2013

  Written and performed by Mikah Young. Produced by Matt Stansberry. Directed and edited by Ruben J. Cabrera. 

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Kelly Ogle's My 2 Cents News 9

October 15, 2013

There is a movement gathering steam in Oklahoma City, one that has the power to change young lives and instill new pride in neighborhoods. I’ve seen it first hand. It’s called Fields and Futures. This is what it looked like a week ago when hund...

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How Tim McLaughlin Became the Driving Force Behind Fields & Futures

October 8, 2013

The Oklahoman / Tim McLaughlin was playing hooky from work on the day that his life changed. On an overcast February day last year, he decided to tag along with his wife, Liz, on a bus tour of some Oklahoma City schools. The tour was bei...

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Fields & Futures event gives OKC schools a running start at bright futures.

October 8, 2013

Tim McLaughlin, founder of Fields and Futures, remembers taking a bus tour with the Wes Welker Foundation to see the athletic fields of the Oklahoma City School District in order to determine which ones would get funding. It was an eye-opening ...

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McCoy Has Middle School Field Named After Him

October 7, 2013

Former Southeast High product and Sooner All-American, Gerald McCoy returned to his roots at Webster Middle School on Sunday afternoon. McCoy had his middle school’s athletic fields named after him as a part of the Fields and Futures program. The...

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welker gives back to oklahoma city

November 27, 2012

Patriots receiver Wes Welker is making a difference is his native Oklahoma City, most recently donating $24,000 grant to supply all necessary equipment to help rebuild soccer, football and softball fields at Jefferson Middle School. Monday’s edition...

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Patriots’ Wes Welker to visit OKC for opening of Welker Fields

November 27, 2012 Wes Welker will be in Oklahoma City early next month for the opening of Welker Fields at Jefferson Middle School. The Wes Welker Foundation, along with the Fields and Futures organization, worked to rebuild the football, soccer and softb...

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Wes Welker Helps Fields Of Dreams Become Reality For OKC Middle School

November 27, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY – New England Patriot and Oklahoma’s Own Wes Welker is in Oklahoma City this weekend to celebrate several “field of dreams” you could say. “Welker Fields” at Jefferson Middle School officially opened on Saturday during an event at ...

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Wes Welker’s foundation helps out Jefferson Middle School

November 27, 2012 The Wes Welker Foundation has made significant financial donations to Oklahoma City schools’ athletic programs, but Saturday afternoon was a celebration of a new venture. In partnership with the Fields and Futures organization, Welker’s ...

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