Glenwood resident seeking help to improve ball field |

Glenwood resident seeking help to improve ball field

Dan Chicoine is looking for some help to turn Glenwood Springs Middle School’s baseball field from a cubic zirconia to a diamond.”There have been no improvements on the field itself since it was built,” he said. “And nothing will be done unless we do it ourselves.”Chicoine’s no Johnny-come-lately to seeing the state of the ball field. He’s witnessed the conditions firsthand as summer baseball coach and the parent of two sons playing for Glenwood Springs High School’s baseball team.After receiving approval to raise funds to upgrade the field, Chicoine’s been on a one-man crusade to get the job done.Donations of labor and material have come in to start the project. But to reach the initial goal of sodding the infield, constructing a new batting cage, refurbishing both bullpens and fencing in the field, Chicoine needs help from the community in manpower and dollars.A total of $16,000 is needed to complete the project, Chicoine said. It will take $5,000 to purchase new sod to cover the infield. To prep the field for a recent donation of compost, a workday is scheduled for volunteers to assist next Saturday.”The field gets used so much in the spring and summer, a project like this will help the whole valley out,” he said.Community members who want to help can call Chicoine at 945-6601.

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