Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Trenton Thunder Debut F.I.E.L.D Program Tomorrow

Thunder Debut F.I.E.L.D. Program on July 20
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The Thunder, Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, are pleased to announce the debut of their F.I.E.L.D. program. F.I.E.L.D. is a Thunder initiative that stands for Focused Initiative for Enhanced Learning and Development.

The program supports youth baseball in the area and will make it's debut on Wednesday, July 20 when members of the Thunder front office and Merck, a health care leader working to help the world be well for 125 years, will come together to rebuild the fields at West End Little League in Trenton, NJ. The renovation will take place following the Thunder vs. Portland Sea Dogs game at 11am that day.

"We are pleased to partner with Mayor Jackson and the people of Trenton to revitalize a place that kids can explore their love of the game and build life-long friendships," said Community Relations Manager Vince Marcucci. "The Thunder are thrilled to partner on an economic development and revitilization project in the Capital City."

More than 30 volunteers from Merck and the Thunder will remove trash, paint the dugouts and scorer's booth as part of the rebuild. On the field, volunteers will rebuild the mound and home plate, installing a new pitcher's rubber and home plate. Field work will include weeding and edging of the infield and adding of material to low spots to ensure a safe and flat surface for little league play. Thunder Head Groundskeeper Mike Kerns will be on hand to teach members of West End Little League how to properly care for the field as well.

As part of the field rebuild, Diamond Pro will provide professional infield materials. Diamond Pro offers a complete line of professional groundskeeping products which include infield conditioners, calcined clay products, mound and home plate clays, clay bricks, marking dust, green divot sand, infield and warning track mixes. For more information about Diamond Pro, visit their website www.diamondpro.comand follow them on Facebook and Twitter (@Diamondpropgp).

Finch Services will also donate time for equipment delivery in support of the rebuild of the fields at West End Little League. Finch Services, Inc. has been in business since 1945. They cover the Mid-Atlantic region for sales and service of John Deere Golf and Sports Turf maintenance equipment. Finch was awarded the coveted "Distributor of the Year" award in 2013.

For more information on the Trenton Thunder F.I.E.L.D. Program, contact Community Relations Manager Vince Marcucci atVMarcucci@TrentonThunder.com.

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