Elkhorn Athletic Association and MD West ONE Announce Partnership
MD West ONE to have naming rights of Destination Sports Complex
ELKHORN, NE, May 4, 2021 – Elkhorn Athletic Association (EAA) and MD West ONE today announced the two organizations have entered into a partnership agreement that gives MD West ONE exclusive naming rights to the outdoor sports complex planned in Western Douglas County. The partnership marks an important milestone in the development of a destination youth sports complex that will benefit its surrounding communities, youth and their families from across the region.
“We are extremely pleased to partner with MD West ONE, which is a leader in the sports medicine field and in our community,” said Jason McDonald, EAA’s Chairman of the Board. “This agreement moves us one step closer to realizing the vision for a state-of-the-art youth sports complex that will have a significant impact on the area’s economy and provide opportunities for athletes and families from sports organizations across the region to have access to these much-needed facilities.”
“The physicians of MD West ONE are honored to support a complex of this magnitude. We believe in the development of these young athletes and will always be a proponent of staying active and engaging in healthy competition through sports. Being able to give back to our communities’ youth is what this partnership is all about and we’re grateful the new MD West ONE Sports Complex will be able to serve more Omaha metro area families,” said Dr. David Buck, Sports Medicine Specialist at MD West ONE.
The partnership is a 12-year agreement with an option for a 10-year extension renewal. The MD West ONE Sports Complex will be located on 142 acres of land in Valley, NE located near 264th and Ida Streets, allowing for convenient access just off Highway 275. Phase 1 of the project, estimated at $23 million, will include eight turfed baseball/softball fields, four turfed soccer fields, a barrier-free field and infrastructure development of concession stands, restrooms facilities, parking for up to 1,500 vehicles and the civil engineering. Future phases will include additional multi-purpose fields and 8 more softball/baseball fields. The MD West ONE Sports Complex will also provide space for a wide range of year-round activities for individuals and families, such as walking paths, playgrounds, and picnic areas. EAA recently closed on the land purchase, which is being financed by Pinnacle Bank. The goal is to open the initial fields in the fall of 2022 for football and soccer, then baseball and softball in the spring of 2023.
ABOUT ELKHORN ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
The Elkhorn Athletic Association (EAA) is a non-profit youth sports organization serving Western Douglas County and is dedicated to providing a safe, enjoyable, positive learning environment. We serve families with children of all ages and all skill levels from the community and across the region. We encourage and support the holistic development of every child, teach leadership and other essential skills, and inspire our athletes to seek excellence in all aspects of their lives. The Association has strong community ties that stretch back decades in service to young athletes and their families.
The association’s roots started with the Elkhorn Soccer Club, founded in 1972 and Elkhorn Baseball Association, founded in 1975, Elkhorn Girls Softball Association founded in 1995, Tackle Football in 2015, Track & Field in 2020 and Cheerleading in 2021. EAA was co-founded in 2015 by Jason McDonald and Eric Crouch which currently serves over 4,800 athletes participating in baseball, softball, soccer, football, basketball, track and cheer.
Becoming a community pillar has been accomplished by encouraging parental involvement and providing professional staff and programs that provide developmental, recreational, and competitive experiences for area youth athletes. Our ongoing success will be determined by every individual’s character, leadership, beliefs, passion, and commitment, resulting in a first-class youth sports organization. www.elkhornathletics.org.
ABOUT MD WEST ONE
MD West ONE’s mission is to deliver the most advanced, efficient orthopedic, sports medicine, neurosurgery and spine care throughout the Greater Omaha Metro, Southwestern Iowa and Eastern Nebraska areas.
While our team of experienced surgeons are committed to using the most advanced technologies and therapies, it’s the extensive network of sub-specialized care harnessed under MD West ONE that sets us apart. Through our specialized approach, our physicians are able to focus their practice solely on the treatment, training, education and research of one area of the body, giving our specialists an unparalleled level of expertise.
As ONE, our depth in orthopedic, neurosurgery and spine specialized care allows our patients to be seen under ONE versatile, collaborative entity. Whether you come to MD West ONE with pain stemming from an injury, over-usage, degeneration or illness, you’ll have quicker access to high-quality, cost-effective care like never before.
MD West ONE specialists see patients at 5 main clinic locations including the Ortho & Spine Urgent Care.