Hayden ballpark gets $15,000 donation

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The West Blount Park in Hayden has hit a homerun for it's kids who play baseball and softball.

Through an online voting contest through Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, the park got in the Top 30 for money offered to improve ballparks throughout the country.  It means Hayden will receive $15,000 to improve it's facilities.

Right now there are only 3 fields where 450 children play.  Park President Danny Reid says the kids need more room to play and he hopes the money will do just that.  More than 20,000 votes were cast for Hayden by parents, kids and community members.

Kellogg's will send a contractor to Hayden to meet with park leaders to help with design work.