We had some help from a few parents this weekend and made some progress on getting the fields ready for Saturday-Opening Day. Thank you to the parents who helped out.
All teams open up on the Majors field (Thayer) on Saturday. We really need the leaves removed from outside the fence area. A tarp and a rake is all you need. Just pull them into the woods behind the storage shed.
On Thursday there will be a clay drop at the Mill Street (Minors/CP) field. The infield edges are cut but need to be removed. (Wheel barrow and flat shovel) We should have a piece of machinery to help spread the clay, but it will need raking out.
BOTH fields need the outfields mowed and bagged.
Please understand the same people that run the league and coach the teams are also spearheading the field improvements. We are few in numbers…..and more help is needed.
This past fall we spread a layer of loam and planted new grass on the infield at Mill Street. We need to cut in the baselines and infield and spread new clay.
·Mow Outfield-collect and put into woods
·Edge and remove cut edge along infield lines
·Lay in new clay
·Fix flag pole
·Rake out clay in dugouts-remove weeds
·Fix (2) fence sections
·Paint snack shack
·Hang batting cage
·Till batting cages
This past fall we had Gatsby Landscaping layout and place new sod on all edges of the base paths and infield. They will be returning this week to rake out the infield and cut in edges. The infield area will be ready to go. There are a lot of leaves on both sides of the fences.
·Mow outfield-collect and put into woods
·Rake outside and inside fence
·Layout new foul poles-paint(Paul)
·Repair snack shack
·Repair fence gate-center field(Paul)
·Repair flag pole
·Repair fence –right field line
Thayer Softball Field
This past fall new clay was spread over the infield. It will need raking out and slight leveling.
In an effort to keep our registration fees as low as possible, Lancaster Little League will be implementing a Calendar Raffle ticket fundraiser this season. This Calendar Raffle will take place of the Hit-A-Thon fundraiser that we have done in the past.
This season we are implementing a Calendar Raffle ticket fund raiser which we are very hopeful that this will be very successful for the league. We are looking to use all donations to have a end of year cookout and make some improvements to our fields.
Each family will be required to purchase/sell a minimum of 5 tickets this season. Each ticket cost $10 for a grand total of $50.00 per family, not per child. The raffle tickets will be distributed to each player or parent at Tryouts or your team's first parent meeting with your team's manager.
Each day for the month of May we will be drawing a winner. Each day in May is a prize of $50. On top of the $50/day prize we will be giving prizes on certain days to the player that sold the winning ticket.
There will be prizes for the players in baseball and softball who manage to sell the most tickets! There will also be a prize for each team in baseball and softball that sold the most tickets. Additionally, there will be a drawing of the raffle tickets for a grand-prize, 2nd place prize and 3rd place prize at our end of the year cookout. We have not yet settled on the prizes for the raffle ticket drawing. However, the Board is meeting and going to come up with some great prizes for our end of year cookout.
Winners will be announced daily in the month of May our our website www.lancasterlittleleague.com. You do not need to be present to win!
$50.00 per family (Due at Tryouts or at your first parent meeting with your team's manager.)
note: If you pay at the time of Tryouts, you will receive two extra raffle tickets for free!