9th Ward Field of Dreams

Our mission is to give New Orleans' youths a place to learn life's lessons and play out their dreams, so that they may: Attain educational success; Build a strong character and healthy lifestyle; Live and play in a welcoming environment, unafraid of crime; and Embrace the idea that people crazy enough to believe in their own power to create change can overcome a seemingly impossible challenge

9th Ward Field of Dreams
1055 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
United States
(504) 655-1430

Executive Director

Brian Bordainick

Management Team

Brian Bordainick

Board of Directors

Charles Webb, Shyrone Carey, Brian Bordainick, Chris Kane - Non-voting member

Mission

Our mission is to give New Orleans' youths a place to learn life's lessons and play out their dreams, so that they may: Attain educational success; Build a strong character and healthy lifestyle; Live and play in a welcoming environment, unafraid of crime; and Embrace the idea that people crazy enough to believe in their own power to create change can overcome a seemingly impossible challenge

Programs

The 9th Ward Field of Dreams oversees the construction of a state-of-the-art community center; football field, track, stadium seating, and lighting, to be open to the public, free of charge. The program will provide space for more than 27,000 school age chlidren in New Orleans currently lacking a public field and track

Statistics on 9th Ward Field of Dreams

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2009: $1,847,568
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $1,847,568
  • Other funding sources: Nike - $234,000 NFL LISC - $200,000 Recovery School District - $200,000 Individual Donations - $54,212 City Council Member-At-Large Arnie Fielkow - $25,000 Chevron - $20,000 Harrahs HERO - $2,400
  • Religious Affiliation: none