Do the Frankfort-Elberta Area Schools own Lockhart Field?

Lockhart Field is owned by the City of Frankfort and is a city park. The Frankfort-Elberta Area Schools lease the baseball, softball and football field from the Frankfort-Elbeta Athletic Association. This rental income as well as two small annual contributions from the City of Frankfort and the Village of Elberta are what is used to cover the day to day expenses of the the field.

Is donating online safe?

We care about the safety and security of your transaction. We use high grade encryption and the https security protocol to communicate with your browser software. This method is the industry standard security protocol, which makes it extremely difficult for anyone else to intercept the credit card information you send to us. Companies we work with to process credit card transactions also use high grade encryption and security protocols.

Contributions by check may also be sent to:

Frankfort-Elberta Athletic Association
PO Box 593
Frankfort, MI 49635.

Please make checks payable to:

City of Frankfort

Please do not send cash.

Are city taxes used to operate Lockhart Field?

City taxes are not a source of funding for Lockhart Field. The city does contribute a small amount toward the annual upkeep of Lockhart Field but this amounts to less than 2% of the organizations annual operating budget.

Can I contribute via Check?

You can certainly donate to any of our projects with a check.  Check donations can be sent to:

Frankfort-Elberta Athletic Association
PO Box 593, Frankfort, MI 49635 

Make checks payable to: City of Frankfort

Please let us know which project that you would your contribution to be applied towards in the check memo area.

How do I submit a matching gift form from my company?

Many companies offer matching pledge programs that will double, even triple a donation’s value. These pledges will help helps provide a fertile environment for our young people to learn, grow and become the future leaders of our community.

For full details on company matching donations please contact the Frankfort-Elberta Athletic Association here!

On the football field why is the home side away from the press box?

Legend has it that the west side of the Lockhart Field was chosen by the fans as the home side so they never have to look into the fall sun and can have the weather at their backs when there was a strong westerly gale. While these are great reasons for the home stand location, this is just a tall tale. The west side is the home side for the panthers because for many years the press box was actually mounted on top of the stands. In the 1970’s a new concession stand and press box was built on the east side of the football field and the old press box was removed from its perch atop the west stands. And now you know the rest of the story!

How much of my donation will actually go towards the project?

We pay a nominal fee of 2.9% + $0.30 to our payment processor on each donation. Other than that everything else goes towards the project.