The Pinconning Youth League and the Pinconning DDA have teamed up to rebuild the ball fields and update the ball field lights in Doc Letchfield Park. They have received some grant funding and donations with the goal of improvements being made in 2022. They are working to raise all of the funds needed to “Light Up the Field.”
Business sponsorships are being sought and all donations of any size are welcome.
Light Up the Fields donation Sponsors will receive recognition as described below. Note one LED field light fixture cost $2000.00.
Any amount of donation- project sponsor listing on master sign.
Quarter Light Sponsor – $500- project sponsor listing on master sign and media announcement.
Half Light Sponsor – $1,000 –above plus 1yr field Fence sign sponsorship.
One Light Sponsor – $2,000- all above plus 2yr field fence sign sponsorship.
Three Lights Sponsor -$6,000- all above plus 3yrs of field fence sign sponsorship.
Light Array Sponsor – $10,000- all above plus 5yrs total of field fence sign sponsorship.
The youth baseball/softball fields located at the city park, are community fields used by all who surround the City of Pinconning. The Pinconning Youth League Organization represent the whole community of Pinconning including city and township rural areas that are part of the Pinconning community, so we are all participant users of these playing fields and any donations from private/personal, business organization and clubs in our Pinconning area are welcome and would be greatly appreciated for our children.
The first project is all three playing fields are being updated with infield improvements which will regrade and rebuild the infields with newly applied diamond dust at all three diamonds. The last infield improvements were performed in the early 2000’s. This work is scheduled to be completed by the Oct. 1, 2022 and the improvement cost was funded by grants received from the Northern Bay County Fund, the Youth Advisory Endowment Fund administered by the Bay Area Foundation, and the City of Pinconning DDA.
The second project is the “Light Up the Field Project”, with an estimated cost of $40,000.00, to update the field lights of the west diamond. The existing old light fixtures were last updated in the 1980s and approximately a third to half of them do not work. The project would replace existing halogen fixtures with new & high efficient LED fixtures and will light up the field for many years to come. With these lighting improvements, more youth league seasonal and tournament play would be scheduled to utilize the field more and would also attract travel ball team tournaments to the City of Pinconning to be scheduled during the summer season, which also benefits our community. Funding for this project is in progress and is currently supported by two grants received by the Northern Bay County Fund and the Men’s Philanthropy Group administered by the Bay Area Foundation in the amount of $5,500. There have been several business commitments also to support this project to date which still leaves a fund-raising goal of $30,000+ approximately.
The Pinconning Youth League Organization is an affiliate of the Tri-Village Association which is a 501-C-3 Non-Profit organization, and any donation would be tax deductible.
Contact Brian Saha at 989.239.3075 or Andy Bergeron, President, Pinconning Youth League Organization. 206 Center Dr., Pinconning MI 48650 (989) 213-6340 [email protected]