New Bleachers Installed at SWAMP
New Bleachers Installed at “the Swamp”
Over a week after Support Our Troops Day, Sayville Baseball celebrated another achievement—stadium bleachers for Sayville Baseball spectators. Coach Cox’s original concept and design ideas for the field began years ago when the dugouts were first installed. Through his patience, perseverance, and a solid plan, along with the cooperation of the Sayville Board of Education, the Administration, and the tremendous support of the Baseball Booster Club, this field of dreams recently became a reality.
Though a Sponsor-a-Seat Campaign, “we raised $60,000 over the course of two years to put in bleachers.” Coach Cox explained. Donations by families, friends, alumni, and faculty sponsored seventy of the 146 seats in the stadium. “There were some seats sponsored in memory of Marie Joost-Cox and Steve Hintze,” Coach Cox added about district personnel whose legacies and commitment to the district should not be forgotten.
Thanks to all involved, Sayville Baseball has a fitting stadium to welcome its spectators with seating behind home plate.
On installation day, Sayville Little League and Lincoln Avenue Fourth grader Thomas Liguori ceremoniously threw the first pitch while his great grandmother, Elizabeth Steckle (Sayville Class of 1940) watched in the stands.