State Farm Tim Reed donation

Local Businesses Donate to Mustang Way Park Campaign

INDEPENDENCE – A committee recently launched a new fundraising campaign, through the Mustang Foundation, Inc. to help fund enhancements to Mustang Way Park, the home of Independence baseball and softball.  The fundraising committee is securing private donations, in-kind gifts, and other non-cash assets to cover the costs of various improvements.

The campaign recently received donations from several local businesses, including a $750 donation from Gosling and Co. and a $2,500 donation from State Farm – Tim Reed. To date, the committee has raised over $87,000!

Gosling and Co donation
Coaches accept a $750 donation from Gosling and Co.
State Farm Tim Reed donation
Left to right: Head Baseball Coach Matt Miller, Shelly Reed, Tim Reed, Head Softball Coach Jordon Pilcher, and Committee Member Dewey Hupke.


Mustang Way Park is already a state-of-the-art baseball and softball facility. Due to increased attendance and use of the facilities in recent years, the fundraising committee is looking to add additional spectator seating, sun screens, batting cages, and a larger utility shed. Signage will also be added to display team and individual records and accomplishments.

If you are interested in making a donation to the campaign, please contact baseball Coach Matt Miller, softball Coach Jordon Pilcher, or Dewey Hupke.

The Mustang Foundation, Inc. is organized exclusively for the charitable, educational, and scientific purposes which benefit or support extra curricular activities of the Independence Community School District. A 13 person board appointed in staggered terms by the Independence Community School District Board governs the Foundation. Questions regarding the Foundation can be directed to board member and Treasurer Rob Robinson at 319-334-7181 or