Field of Dreams Hosting First Responders Appreciation Day

The Field of Dreams Movie Site will be hosting an event this summer to honor our nation’s first responders.

First Responders Appreciation Day will be held Saturday, July 25th, with gates opening at noon and festivities planned throughout the day.

As a precursor to the highly anticipated game at the movie site in August, the police departments representing the cities of New York and Chicago will take the baseball field under the lights for a nine-inning baseball game at 5:30 pm. Afterwards, fans will be treated to a live performance featuring up and coming country artist, Jake Dodds.

Proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward the Dubuque County Emergency Responder Training Facility, the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation and the New York Police Department Widows and Children’s Fund.

Other festivities will also be provided, such as 20-percent off adult home tour tickets, a silent auction, inflatables, face painting, time for catch on the field and a three-part skills competition with a chance to win two Chicago White Sox regular season game tickets.

To learn more about the event and purchase tickets, fans can go online to