The Nassau County Police Activity League (PAL)--Massapequa Unit is seeking the community's help to completely overhaul Anthony Field, its flagship baseball/softball field, Oct. 26.
"This has been a 'Field of Dreams' for both the Massapequa PAL and the Massapequa International Little League for over 20 years," said Police Officer/Director Maureen Roach, "but it is in dire need of attention. The Massapequa PAL is making an investment in our youth by way of a complete overhaul of this field in time for the 2003 baseball season."
Improvements will include a renovation of the entire infield area, including bulldozing of new base paths, installation of a new pitcher's mound, automatic sprinkler head relocation, dugout improvements, grandstand improvements, drainage improvements, and the installation of new infield sod, according to Bill Ward, president of the Massapequa PAL unit.
The unit is looking for help from within the community. Volunteers should be over the age of 14 and should bring rakes, shovels, shears, work gloves, etc. to Anthony Field. Work will begin promptly at 9 a.m., rain or shine. Refreshments and lunch will be provided for all.
"Anthony Field is run and maintained by Nassau County PAL volunteers, but a project of this size will require the help of many others," Ward said.
Anthony Field is located at 510 Parkside Blvd., Massapequa (northeast corner of the Massapequa LIRR station). Late registration for the Fall and Winter program will also be available during the hours of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the renovation Oct. 26. Call the Massapequa PAL at 541-3621 for more information.