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ValleyCats renovate four youth ball fields in 24 hours

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TROY, N.Y. – Four local youth baseball leagues will receive renovated fields during the ValleyCats ‘4 n 24' event on Sunday.

The event is the kick off for the Community Ground Crew, which was formed in spring of 2012, and has since renovated over a dozen youth ball fields and completed other field projects as well.

‘The ValleyCats are proud to be partnering once again with BlueShield of Northeastern New York to continue the work of our Community Grounds Crew," said ValleyCats Vice President and General Manager Rick Murphy. "With their tremendous support, we are able to provide the youth in our community safe and well-maintained fields on which to play, and as ambassadors for the game of baseball, that is immensely important to us."

The home fields of National Little league of Albany, Green Island Little League, Menands Junior Baseball and Hudson Valley Little league in Ravena will have new sod placed on their infield, new bases put in, and the playing surface will be squared and leveled.

The team began the tradition in 2003 when the first field was renovated in south Troy, just one mile away from Joseph L. Bruno Stadium.

Previous field renovations:

  • 2003: South Troy Little League
  • 2004: American Little League
  • 2007: Watervliet Little League
  • 2008: Cohoes Little League
  • 2009: Lansingburgh Little League
  • 2010: Brunswick Little League
  • 2011: Northside Little League; Scotia-Glenville Little League; Ballston Spa Jr. Baseball; Westland Hills Little League
  • 2012: Cambridge Valley Athletic Association; Coxsackie Little League; South Colonie Youth Baseball; Waterford Little League
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