Members of the Storm Lake Foundation are on "standby" this week, awaiting final word on a $63,000 grant application to Major League Baseball to help upgrade the Field of Dreams sports complex in Storm Lake.
An announcement of MLB grant awards is expected by April 1, according to Todd Erskine, who recently hosted a staff member from the Major Leagues headquarters in New York.
"She went over all of our information, and wanted to visit the Field of Dreams. She seemed quite enthusiastic about what we have here," Erskine said.
MLB awards grants to programs that assist positive youth sporting experiences, and the local organizers hope to use the funds to improve the diamonds and enhance the entire complex.