Sandites On The Water, Event to Raise Funds for Sand Springs Baseball Fields,
POSTPONED due to Keystone Lake Water Levels
Tulsa, Oklahoma­ The myth that Sand Springs is immune to bad weather was shattered on
March 25, 2015 when an EF2 tornado ripped through the heart of Sand Springs. One life was
lost, countless families were misplaced and hundreds of homes were damaged. None the less,
hundreds flocked to Sand Springs to help those in need. Shelters and churches were packed
full with volunteers, food and clothing donations and rescue teams ready to be sent out.
One of the hardest hit areas was the River City Parks baseball fields. Backstops and dugouts
were destroyed, fencing blown over and light poles completely knocked down. March 30th was
supposed to signal the kickoff of the Youth Baseball League, however the damage had left them
without a field to play. The coaches and parents made certain that america’s favorite past time
was enjoyed by the kids in Sand Springs. Coordinating with Skiatook fields and playing on bare
dirt fields the game continued. An estimated $80,000 needs to be raised to repair the damages
and give the kids back their fields.
In an effort to raise funds for Sand Springs Baseball Fields, Sandites on the Water was to be
hosted by We Are Sand Springs this Friday evening, June 12th, at the Cross Timbers Marina on
Keystone Lake. The event was to feature kids activities, boat sales and test drives, amazing
food, live music, live entertainment and lake entertainment. To bring attention to the event and
raise the funds needed to repair the fields We Are Sand Springs and VYPE magazine sent out
50,000 invitations. However, it is with heavy hearts that we must POSTPONE​this event. Just
as Sand Springs is recovering from a natural disaster, another event from Mother Nature has
haltered the efforts. Keystone Lake’s water level is several feet too high leaving roads
inaccessible to lake goers.
We Are Sand Springs feels the heartbeat of this community and is working hard to provide other
means of fundraising for the damages done by the March 25th storm. If you would like to
donate towards the relief efforts, a Go Fund Me has been set up to facilitate the donations: