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Supple breaking ground for future ball players in Oshkosh

Posted: 2:31 PM, Nov 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-14 15:31:04-05
Supple breaking ground for future ball players in Oshkosh

Oshkosh North's Sydney Supple signed her national letter of intent to play softball at Northwestern University on Wednesday, something she's been waiting to do since the eighth grade. 

"They are on a mission to do something amazing there and I can't wait to be a part of it." 

Supple is on a mission to do something amazing of her own. For the past eight months, the senior left-handed pitcher has been raising money to build her own 'Field of Dreams' softball facility. After raising over $80,000 dollars, Supple finally broke ground on the new field on October 31, 2018. 

"Which is just the greatest accomplishment I've ever been a part of," Supple said. "It's so inspiring to think that younger girls will hopefully have this same day that I'm having today with that field in place."

Supple is the two-time Wisconsin Gatorade Player of the Year which comes with a $1,000 prize each time. The Spartan chose to invest that $2,000 into fundraising efforts for the field. 

"I remember my dad saying when I started high school, you have four years to leave a mark and you get to decide what it is," Supple said. "This is going to be my mark and this is how I want to write my story."

Fundraising efforts for the new complex continue as Supple hopes to add a scoreboard, dugout overhangs and eventually lights. You can donate by clicking here.