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SCHEELS FIELD Naming event

Oct. 10 - 10:00 AM









SCHEELS Invests in Colorado Springs Community Through Youth Sports


SCHEELS Field Named at El Pomar Youth Sports Park


SCHEELS All Sports has made a multi-year commitment to serve as a sponsor of Colorado Springs Youth Sports and its El Pomar Youth Sports Park. As part of this commitment, a field at the El Pomar Youth Sports Park will be named SCHEELS Field. Leadership from Colorado Springs Youth Sports and Colorado Springs SCHEELS is holding an unveiling ceremony for SCHEELS Field and invites media to attend.


Media Event Details:

- TIME: 10:00 AM

- DATE: Saturday, October 10, 2020

- LOCATION: SCHEELS Field (southeast of the building next to the American flag), El Pomar Youth Sports Park |2212 Executive Circle | Colorado Springs, CO 80906

- MEDIA PARKING: Parking available for media in marked area to the west of Field 4


SCHEELS, an employee-owned all sports retailer, is opening its second Colorado store in Colorado Springs on March 27, 2021. The 220,000 square-foot store will be home to a collection of entertainment venues, specialty shops, and boutiques, all staffed by trained experts who focus on their passions. This includes 75 specialty shops ranging from technical athletic gear to the latest fashions for women, men, and children, as well as family-friendly attractions, including a 65-foot Ferris Wheel, 16,000-gallon saltwater aquarium, and sports simulators.


“We are thrilled to be in Colorado Springs and become a strong supporter for community partners in town,” said SCHEELS Store Leader Cory Tweden. “At SCHEELS, we have a deep passion for philanthropy and make it our mission to be an active community member through donations, outreach and volunteerism. We are proud to support Colorado Springs Youth Sports and the El Pomar Youth Sports Park, and look forward to providing continued support for youth sports in Colorado Springs.”


“Through this sponsorship, SCHEELS is making a significant investment in the Pikes Peak Region,” remarked Steve Czarnecki, Colorado Springs Youth Sports and El Pomar Youth Sports Park Executive Director. “This investment supports continued improvements to the 18-field El Pomar Youth Sports Park that helps thousands of area young people experience the many benefits of youth sports and build physical fitness habits for a lifetime.”


About SCHEELS All Sports

Three acres of potatoes were the seed for the first SCHEELS store in 1902. Frederick A. Scheel, a German immigrant, used the $300 he earned from that first harvest as the down payment on the first SCHEELS, a small hardware and general merchandise store in Sabin, Minnesota.


SCHEELS is now a 28-store operation with stores in 13 states including Colorado, North Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Montana, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Nevada, Illinois, Utah, Kansas, and Texas. Currently, Steve D. Scheel, the great grandson of the SCHEELS founder, is the company's Chairman of the Board, and great-great grandson Steve M. Scheel is CEO. Bill Nelson serves as President and oversees SCHEELS daily operations of nearly 8,000 associates.


About Colorado Springs Youth Sports

Founded in 1997, Colorado Springs Youth Sports, Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization dedicated to community and youth development through sports. The organization owns and operates the 58-acre El Pomar Youth Sports Park, which includes nine baseball and softball fields, nine multi-purpose fields, and an in-line hockey rink. The Park hosts more than 115,000 player visits annually with an estimated annual attendance in excess of 300,000 visitors. Core users include Pride Soccer, Colorado Rush Soccer, B-Elite Soccer, Colorado Springs Baseball, Cheyenne Mountain Lacrosse, Colorado Springs Ultimate Network, and a number of area schools and other groups. El Pomar Youth Sports Park also hosts numerous tournaments that contribute significantly to regional tourism. The Park is a public/private partnership through which the City of Colorado Springs provides valuable maintenance support toward the upkeep of high-quality, safe, and affordable facility.


Media Contact:

Steve Czarnecki, Executive Director, Colorado Springs Youth Sports/El Pomar Youth Sports Park

steve@csyouthsports.org; (719) 630-0168 (office); (719) 323-8043 (cell)

Facility status

Friday, July 17 - noon

On June 4, the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment published updated guidelines for organized recreational sports.


On July 17, an Executive Order took effect requiring the wearing of masks in indoor public spaces.  This order mandates the wearing of masks in our in-building restrooms.


The El Pomar Youth Sports Park is now open for recreational sport practices and games when conducted in accordance with these guidelines.


Requirements of Organizations Renting Fields

1) Review and follow the guidelines for organized recreational sports found at https://covid19.colorado.gov/safer-at-home/recreation

2) Provide written confirmation (email allowed) to Colorado Springs Youth Sports verifying that insurance coverage remains in effect and has not been suspended due to COVID-19

3) Use only the field(s) rented and the immediate area around such field(s) and prohibit use of playground

4) Arrive no more than 30 minutes prior to reservation time and depart the Park expeditiously following play

5) Utilize extended dugouts/bench areas and ask participants to maintain six-foot distancing from those from other households outside of game action

6) Encourage a reduction in, limit, or prohibit non-participants such as spectators/siblings, especially for adult sports

7) Ask non-participants who do attend to stay in personal vehicles or maintain six-foot distancing from those from other households

8) Encourage individuals to bring their own seats as most bleacher seating has been dedicated to extended dugouts/benches

9) Prohibit high-fives, spitting, sunflower seeds, and any unnecessary contact

10) Encourage the use of masks or face coverings whenever possible, especially for those off the field of play

11) Provide and/or encourage participants to bring hand sanitizer and individual water containers, especially since the concession stand will be closed

12) As able, stagger game times and extend game slot lengths to help reduce interaction among attendees

13) Direct attendees to utilize the Park entrance best suited for your reserved field(s)

     North Gate located on National Place

     Fields 1, 2, 3, A, B, C, Kent Olin Field

     Center Gate located on Executive Circle

     Fields 4, 5, 6, D, E

     South Gate located on Executive Circle

     Fields 7, 8, 9, F, G

14) Individual attendance should be optional with no repercussions for choosing not to attend


El Pomar Youth Sports Park Operating Practices:

A) In-building restrooms open for all reservations and cleaned and sanitized daily

B) Signs on portolets encouraging use of in-building restrooms

C) Hand sanitizer in portolets as supplies allow

D) Creation of extended dugouts/benches

E) Signs at fields promoting social distancing

F) Signs at entrances indicating fields served

G) Closure of concession stand

H) Work with renters to help implement their individual operational policies as able

I) Monitor attendees for compliance with Park policies as able


Field rentals and the above conditions are subject to change at any time.


Reservations can be made by calling (719) 630-0168 or emailing andrew@csyouthsports.org

All About

El Pomar Youth Sports Park

Colorado Springs Youth Sports, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that oversees the management of the El Pomar Youth Sports Park. The organization’s mission is to provide first-rate sports facilities and opportunities for youth participation in sports and recreation in the region.
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Testimonials

  • "650+ hours of practice, 90+ hours of games, 300+ players. 222,000 potential hours for memories, mentoring, and life lessons not possible without help from El Pomar Youth Sports Park."
    "650+ hours of practice, 90+ hours of games, 300+ players. 222,000 potential hours for memories, mentoring, and life lessons not possible without help from El Pomar Youth Sports Park."

    Matt Work

    President, Cheyenne Mountain Lacrosse Club
  • "El Pomar Youth Sports Park donates fields for Springs Rescue Mission's Legends of the Streets program that allows men to exercise, compete and join a team as they work to begin new lives"
    "El Pomar Youth Sports Park donates fields for Springs Rescue Mission's Legends of the Streets program that allows men to exercise, compete and join a team as they work to begin new lives"

    Pete Randall

    Springs Rescue Mission Soccer Coach

“I began playing at the El Pomar fields when I was 5 and have so many positive memories. It is the place where I learned how to appreciate team work and individual effort as I have dedicated the last 10 years to club soccer and believe it has helped prepare me for success and challenges both on and off the field.”

Attributed to Carly Fetters, Pride Soccer Player

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El Pomar Youth Sports Park

2212 Executive Circle,

Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Phone. 719-630-0168

Email. andrew@csyouthsports.org