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Sunapee Lions Club Memorial Baseball Field

The Baseball field is in need of some serious drainage repairs. The field requires underground drainage and this requires a significant ripe up of the field, new drainage lines, removing the outfield fence, removal of debris, new fill and then re-erect the outfield fencing. We have acquired about a quarter of the funds through Lions Club fund raising events. We are now asking for Donors to get us to the finish line. Please contact: Jeff Bushey 603-229-7988 or email JeffreyBushey.MBA@ gmail.com

The Story Behind Building a Field of Dreams

In 1981, the project of building a baseball field began. Originally Ralph Meacham the principle of the middle school made a proposal to the tax payers to fund the construction of a new baseball field in honor of the Sunapee Lakers, who distinguished themselves in the state finals. Despite town pride the voters vetoed Meacham's funding proposal. The project was shelved until 1987.

It became clear the 34 acre gentle sloping parcel of land would need significant funding, so the Sunapee Lions Club partnered with the Booster Club and raised $ 70,000 through a series of events. The Army Reserve 368th Engineering Battalion from Manchester, NH moved earth as a training exercise. The reserves donated their labor in return for free food and lodging supplied by the Sunapee Lions Club.

The Sunapee Lions Club has maintained a fund for over twenty seven years for the maintenance expenses, used to maintain the field without tax payer expense.

A promise was made to the voter's years ago, and the Sunapee Lions Club continues to be responsible for the welfare of local school athletes.

We are requesting donors for repairs needed, regarding drainage on the field.

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We lease space on the outfield fence at the Sunapee Middle High School Baseball field.

 

 

 

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