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The Wes Welker Foundation's mission is to help level the playing field for at-risk kids in Oklahoma City through athletics.
“I've dreamed the past five years for us to do a field,” Welker told the crowd. “This is just the beginning. I want you to take ownership in this field, because this is going to be a reflection of what we're going to do at other schools just like this.”
The celebration was scheduled during New England's bye week. A four-time Pro Bowl wide receiver with the Patriots, Welker enjoyed watching the development of a project that includes an irrigation system.
“It's been a cool experience,” Welker said. “We've been able to do a lot of great things. But the middle schools in Oklahoma City don't have anything. This field was a bunch of gravel. It looked bad, no condition for kids to play on. Now it makes you want to get out there and play.”