Gary, IN – The Gary SouthShore RailCats and community partner NIPSCO collaborated on a one-day project to improve a field at South Haven Little League ahead of the 2023 Little League Season.
Twenty (20) volunteers from the RailCats & NIPSCO worked on an expansive improvement project that included; removal of weeds from the infield, grading the infield, re-sloping the back of the infield for safety, rebuilding the pitching mound, rolling the entire field, removing debris from the outfield fence, painting both dugouts, edging the entire field, edging the entry way to the South Haven Little League complex, and installing over 50 tons of lime screening onto the field and park entrance
“I am very appreciative of our great partners at NIPSCO to expand our partnership beyond the Steel Yard, and collaborate to make an impact on South Haven Little League and the newest Little League players ahead of the 2023 season.” said Brian Lyter, President of Salvi Sports Enterprises.
This partnership expands the local field impact initiative the RailCats began over the last two years that included (2) field projects with Calumet Region Little League and Portage Miracle League.
“The Gary SouthShore RailCats has been a longstanding partner with NIPSCO. We are happy to collaborate with the Railcats to impact the lives of our youth and make improvements to recreational areas in NIPSCO’s service territory. This is a win for everyone!” said Rick Calinski, Director of Public Affairs and Economic Development, NIPSCO.
South Haven Little League was chosen in consultation with District 1 Little League leadership and site review from RailCats Groundskeeper, Noah Simmons.
“We look forward to partnering with NIPSCO on another field project ahead of the 2024 season, and look to continue move this initiative around Northwest Indiana to impact various leagues and young players in our community.” Lyter concluded.