Food City has teamed up with Visit Kingsport and the Kingsport Chamber to raise funds to benefit Kingsport’s new Miracle Field. The baseball field, which is scheduled to be completed in Spring 2020 at Brickyard Park, will be the region’s first to provide a safe playing surface for children and adults with special needs. The complex will also offer a playground for children of all abilities.
“The community has done a fantastic job raising funds for this important project. Food City is proud to have the opportunity to serve as a collection point to help raise the remainder of the funds needed to bring the project to completion,” says Steven C. Smith, Food City’s president and chief executive officer.
Beginning August 28th and continuing through September 24th, area Food City locations in Kingsport, Church Hill and Weber City will offer $1, $3, and $5 donation cards at the checkout. Customers wishing to make a donation simply need to select the desired dollar amount and it will be conveniently added to their order total. 100% of the proceeds will benefit Kingsport’s Miracle Field.
Food City has also committed to donate $25,000 to the project over the next 5 years. “Food City has always been a great community partner for this region,” says Jud Teague, executive director of Visit Kingsport. “We are very excited they chose to offer the community an opportunity to contribute to this project that will benefit so many special needs individuals in our region. We could not thank Food City enough for once again investing in our region.”
Headquartered in Abingdon, Virginia, K-VA-T Food Stores (Food City’s parent company) operates 132 retail outlets throughout southeast Kentucky, southwest Virginia, east Tennessee, Chattanooga and north Georgia.