LARCHMONT, N.Y. -- Just in time for the start of baseball season, Assemblyman Steve Otis has secured a $250,000 state grant for the Village of Larchmont to develop additional baseball fields at Lorenzen Park.
The grant was announced Wednesday by Fields for Kids and the Village of Larchmont.
Fields for Kids President Jim Hanley provided good news on the status of the capital campaign for the Lorenzen project. “We are now just $25,000 short of our goal to make a new home for Little League at Lorenzen. With donations from the community we can make this ‘Field of Dreams’ a reality,” Hanley said.
"Our parks and fields are an essential part of life in Larchmont," Larchmont Mayor Anne McAndrew said. "They provide a place for recreation, exercise and, perhaps most importantly, for the community to come together. We are so grateful to Steve for securing the funds to help expand and improve this much-needed resource.”
“I have had the pleasure of working closely with Fields for Kids and the Village of Larchmont for over three years to make this field improvement project a reality," Otis said. "This state grant and the private fundraising efforts will mean more kids will have access to good-quality fields, delivering more games, more hits and more fun.”
"Our league is one of the largest in the country and we simply have not had enough playing fields," said Larchmont-Mamaroneck Little League President Bill Nachtigal. "We have over 1,600 players ranging in age from 4-18 and have been sorely pressed for space. This grant will help us complete our vision of having a field complex that we can call the home of Larchmont-Mamaroneck Little League."
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