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New Ballfield Debuting In Leland

Posted by wlpo on October 12, 2010

Efforts of a teenager from Leland will pay off this Sunday.

Dedication of a new baseball field in Leland happens at 2.  As part of an Eagle Scout project, Darren Riskedal applied for and received a 50 thousand dollar grant from Pepsi to rebuild the ball field after getting enough online votes.  After winning the grant, Riskedal and over 80 volunteers moved soil, laid drainage tile, built buildings and fences, poured concrete and installed utilities at the field earlier this year.

Volunteers will have the chance to play a few innings Sunday on the field with Leland pony and high school teams.  Refreshments will also be available.

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