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Honoring volunteers and a baseball field

By From page A5 | October 04, 2013

EDITOR:

I would like to honor an event that has taken place in our community for over 50 years: elections of the Snowline Little League Board.

Forebay Field is the home of Snowline Little League. According to the “Pollock Pines Epic,” “Pollock Pines Recreation Unlimited, a community oriented organization came about through the efforts of Toni, Larry Slater, Ron Parker, Doris Cloherty (who was a very active and accomplished member of the school board) and many of the community members, including Harry Dowdle and Bill Piazza. Their goal was to help develop activities and facilities for the youth and adults of the area. Creating a community park with ball fields, tennis courts and a swimming pool was a goal set by the organization. Forebay Park was one of the outcomes, especially through much effort, labor and perseverance of one individual, Harry Dowdle.”

Our Little league is over 50 years old. A group of parents approached PG&E to ask if they could build the field for the children on the land it still stands on. When EID brought the land, they honored the same deal and dedicated the land to an employee who had passed away; he had been a “baseball” dad. Just this week we had new elections (some new and old faces ran for office). Over 50 people came to vote for the 200 children that went through the field once again.

This field was put together by parents and friends, and has been maintained the same way. The new officers are the following: President Suzanne Erskine, Vice President Helena Moehring, Treasurer Rakaye Hamilton, Information Officer Cody Schneider, Fundraising Officer Jeff Johnson, Safety Officer Joe Carlisle, Secretary Jennifer Schneider, Umpire in Chief Dan Beebe, Equipment Manager Chris Spears, Concession Manager Lisa Taylor, Director of Fields Hans Schneider, and player agents. Player agents are: for Tball/Farm, Jeannette Gallegos; for Minors, Joshua Reeve; for Majors, Pamela Schratz; for Juniors, Paul Gallegos.

Thank you to Helena Mohring, Alissa Inks and Becky Chelberg for their help with facilitating our elections. And a big thank you for all the work by our previous board members.

FRANCESCA DUCHAMP
Pollock Pines

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