WORCESTER, Mass. – Fifteen Airmen from the 212th Engineering Installation Squadron assisted the Joe Schwarz Babe Ruth Baseball League with the installation of a 560 foot conduit system to provide electrical power to its lone building at the Kendrick Park Field, April 4th 2009. The conduit also allows the baseball league to add future upgrades to the field; such as lights and a scoreboard.
The field enhancement, completed by the 212th, saved the league over $10,000 on the installation costs. The 212th, on a previous project, helped the league on a different field by installing lights. That project saved the league $50,000, and as a result of improvements, state championship games are now held on the field.
The fields are owned by the city of Worcester and run by the league that is trying to keep them maintained and in good condition. With the low budget the league has and the lack of assistance from the city of Worcester there would easily be a three to five year wait for field improvements and at a greater cost.
The 212th’s participation in this project is part of the Massachusetts National Guard’s ongoing commitment to the communities of the commonwealth. All work done on the field will help the league keep the costs down for the kids that play baseball here.
With the league receiving field improvements and the 212th getting additional training time with their equipment, everyone is a winner on this field.