On April 17, my wife and I were honored not only with the duty of throwing out the Glocester Little League’s ceremonial first pitches, but also with the surprise dedication of the Concession Building at Acotes Field in our names — a thanks for our many years of service and dedication. Words cannot express the surprise and gratitude we felt that afternoon, and our heartfelt thanks goes out to everyone on the GLL Board and in the league community at large for bestowing the honor upon us.
We spent eleven years roaming the tread-worn ball fields of Glocester and I promise you that not one moment of it was spent pondering our legacy. Our reason for putting in the hours was motivated only by the indisputable fact that it needed to be done and no one else was willing to step up to do it.
There are many projects throughout the league — and the town — that need attention, money and the muscle of its residents. And there are many fields, buildings and facilities that currently remain unnamed. In a community that supports itself, there are plenty of opportunities for the two to come together.
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