Algoma Little League breaks ground for new fields

Ron Chaney of Chaney Excavating and Coach Mickey Larsen, who coaches both t-ball and machine pitch.

Ron Chaney of Chaney Excavating and Coach Mickey Larsen, who coaches both t-ball and machine pitch.

On Saturday, June 8th, Algoma Little League held their groundbreaking ceremony for the addition of two new ball fields. These fields will be used for t-ball and machine pitch teams. Currently they have been using temporary fields located behind the Algoma Township offices, a great distance from the rest of the league. The fields are being constructed by Chaney Excavating and Cedar Springs Fencing and will be ready for the 2014 season. They will be a great addition to the Algoma Sport Park, Algoma Township and Algoma Little League.

The league has already secured four sponsors for this project: Cheney Excavating, Miller Welding & Supply, Rogers Hardware and Sparta Chevrolet. The total cost of the fields is approximately $30,000.00, so there is plenty of need for more sponsors.

Algoma Little League’s new fields will be located next to the Jr. baseball field on the corner of Algoma and 13 Mile Road. Athletes from Cedar Springs, Rockford and Sparta school districts participate in the Algoma Little League program. The t-ball and machine pitch teams make up a large portion of the program at Algoma and it

Current t-ball and machine pitch fields, located behind the Algoma Township offices.

Current t-ball and machine pitch fields, located behind the Algoma Township offices.

was Chris Winstanley, Players’ Agent, who suggested doing something more for them. With that, Brad Osburn, Concessions Manager, with the approval of the Algoma Little League Board, was off and running to find a new home that would bring them closer to the rest of the league.

Algoma Township and the Algoma Sports Park worked very hard with Brad and the league to find the perfect spot to put two new fields. June 8th was the culmination of bringing those dreams one step closer to reality and they are looking forward to using the fields next season.

To help sponsor the fields with a tax exempt donation, you may contact Brad Osburn, Project Manager, at 616-540-9728 for details.

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