Public Restroom Project at Sturm Memorial Field

Boulder Junction Community Sports & Recreation Area


About the Project & Why it is Needed

Softball was the one constant no matter where Earl Sturm was. ‘Earl the Pearl’ as he was known, played on the Boulder senior team for another 15 years after his wife Evelyn’s passing, and earned two World Series rings from his senior league play in Florida. No doubt an ‘icon’ would describe his reputation in senior softball.

Earl passed in November of 2015. The following June his family honored his memory by dedicating the ballfield in Boulder Junction allowing for needed enhancements and improvements to be done to the field area.

In September, 2017 his daughters Linda and Janet spoke to many of the softball players, businesses and community leaders in Boulder about what may be other needed amenities to Sturm Memorial Field and adjacent park area. A public restroom was overwhelming the answer.  A public restroom to service the park was also on the Chamber’s “Boulder Junction Dreamin” List in 2015.

Who will benefit from this improvement? The users of the field and entire park including the playground, skateboard park, and basketball & tennis courts, as well as the bikers and users of the Boulder Bike Trail whose trailhead is adjacent to the field – residents and visitors alike.

The fundraising goal for the project is $65,000.  Monies donated to the campaign will construct the restroom you seen in the rendering as well. Any funds raised above this will provide a meaningful donation to the Boulder Junction Community Foundation Restricted Endowment Fund.  It is a win-win for everyone!   Note: ancillary items are also available for designated gifting or naming.  Groups can consider taking this on as a project. Click here for this file.

History of Senior Softball in Boulder Junction

  • History of the extended Sturm Family Interest in the Ballfield
  • Sturm Family History in Boulder Junction Read Story
  • Earl Sturm Honored by Family Read Story
  • Earl Sturm Softball Legacy Read Story
  • History of the Boulder Junction Community Foundation Read Story