ATTN Indoor Sports Dome Builders: Please Make This Man’s Dome Dreams Come True


Jamey Carnes is looking for an indoor sports dome builder. He’s also looking for a dedicated team of fundraisers and advisors.

That’s because Jamey has a dream. And that dream involves a dome.

Not just any dome, mind you. The vision in his mind is that of what he calls a super-facility, like Farley’s air dome structure built for Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports in Lockport, Illinois.

“That would be one with batting cages and tennis courts and a field,” Jamey told the local paper in his hometown of Egg Harbor. Such a facility, according to him, would be over $4 million dollars.

But Jamey isn’t a millionaire sports-legend-turned-businessman like Bo Jackson. He’s a 43 year old pipefitter in a town of 20,000 people. But he is determined to make his sports dome dreams come true.

Why is he adamant about building a facility like one of Farley’s air dome structures? Well, for one, the small community of Egg Harbour doesn’t have an all-season sports dome at this point in time. That means sports like soccer and lacrosse are shuttered in the town when the weather turns cold (unless you’re willing to trek to the neighbouring Toms River or Egg Harbor City.) Building a dome in Egg Harbor would give the town’s teams a place to practice their game year-round.

But that’s not the only reason. The driving force behind Jamey’s quest is the simplest thing of all: love.

Last fall, Jamey lost his wife Jennifer. It was not only a crushing blow to him, but to their community as well; Jennifer was an elementary school teacher and a figure in the local Pinelands Soccer Association.

“I want to call the sports-bubble Jennifer’s Place,” says Jamey. “It is going to be her legacy of giving.”

But the road to building Jennifer’s Place is not going to be an easy one. Jamey isn’t looking for government funding. He wants the facility to be built without taxpayer dollars. That means he’ll need to find some way to raise the $4 million necessary to get the dome off the ground.

He’s taken the first steps to making that happen, consulting with lawyers and accountants in the process of setting up a non-profit. He and a partner have even purchased a 4.4-acre plot of land that will be the future home of Jennifer’s Place. Indoor sports dome builders, this is where you come in. You can make this kind-hearted pipefitter’s dreams come true.

Come on, guys. Do the right thing. Make this man’s dome dreams come true.