History of Project Whitefish Kids

Smith Field Sports Complex
Smith Field Sports Complex

Project Whitefish Kids, Inc. is a Montana nonprofit corporation. The corporation was initially organized in 1989 to construct the Smith Field Sports Complex, a $1.2 million dollar facility dedicated to youth sports. The sports complex was built entirely as a privately funded community project. The 55 acre complex contains eight soccer/lacrosse pitches, 5 baseball fields, 4 softball fields, a playground, two concession stands, rest rooms, maintenance facilities and parking for approximately 400 cars. The Smith Field Youth Sports Complex serves children of over 600 North Valley families and is the home of the Flathead Rapids Soccer Club, the Cal Ripken Little League Baseball Club, the Flathead Lacrosse Club and the Whitefish Youth Softball program. Additionally, the sports complex provides “home” fields for Whitefish High School Varsity and JV soccer, and softball programs.  The corporation continues to operate, maintain and develop the complex utilizing a majority volunteer force and with 100% public funding.  Funding comes from player fees and the Project Whitefish Wine & Food Fest Auction annually in May.

2015-2016 PWK Board of Directors & Staff

President – Donnie Bestwick

Vice President – Lynnette Donaldson

Secretary – Marshauna Mortensen

Treasurer – Kelly Mortensen

Clif Hayden

Lance Mortensen

Flathead Lacrosse Representatives: Mary Huston & Derreck Thompson

Whitefish Baseball Representative: Wendy Glass

Flathead Rapids Representatives:  Ryan Heflin & Mark Galbraith


Clancy King