Jake Owen was in his hometown of Vero Beach, FL yesterday (Thursday, June 29th) for the unveiling of Jake Owen Field, a synthetic turf youth baseball field presented by The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and the Kevin Harvick Foundation. Speakers for the ribbon cutting ceremony included Jake, baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr., and 2014 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Champion Kevin Harvick. During the ceremony, the Ripken Foundation dedicated the field to Jake with a plaque presentation, followed by an equipment donation to the Indian River Cal Ripken Baseball League.
Jake said, “I have great memories of playing baseball as a kid with my twin brother, Jarrod. Growing up in Vero Beach, I never imagined that one day there would be a baseball field here with my name on it. I'm thankful for music being the creative outlet that got me to where I am today and what brought us all together. I'm also very grateful to my good friends . . . for dedicating this baseball field to me. I hope there will be many incredible memories made on this field and that the kids who play here will believe that anything is possible with the support of their community."