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Patriots' Wes Welker to visit OKC for opening of Welker Fields

by Scott Wright Modified: May 13, 2013 at 4:44 pm •  Published: October 24, 2012
New England Patriots' Wes Welker celebrates his touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) ORG XMIT: SEA110
New England Patriots' Wes Welker celebrates his touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) ORG XMIT: SEA110

Wes Welker will be in Oklahoma City early next month for the opening of Welker Fields at Jefferson Middle School.

The Wes Welker Foundation, along with the Fields and Futures organization, worked to rebuild the football, soccer and softball fields at Jefferson and contributed $24,000 to provide all the necessary equipment for the fields.

Welker, the Heritage Hall product now playing in the NFL for the New England Patriots, will make the trip to Oklahoma City on the Patriots’ bye week to attend a community event to celebrate the opening of Welker Fields on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 11 a.m. The event will include games, a raffle and food, and Welker will speak to the crowd at 12:30 p.m.

With 54 catches for 688 yards, Welker is currently leading the NFL in receiving yards.

– Scott Wright, swright@opubco.com
Twitter: @ScottWrightOK

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by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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