THUNDERBOLTS Field

We NEED Help! Field needs work!
please read…………..

DIRECTIONS

WE are continuing to work on OUR field to have
ready for our practices and games.
It is a “work in progress” and really NEEDS all of our help
to make it a place that our players can enjoy.

posted 5/1/19

We have spent over 6 years developing and maintaining our
field in Glenwood, IL.
It’s a lot of work and there is still a long way to go.
The goal has been and still is to use it for practice for ALL ages
and to play games for ages 14u and younger.
This field when completed will greatly enable the ILLIANA THUNDERBOLTS program to grow, save money on field
rentals, and generate revenues through concessions.

This years excessive rain and the minimal time spent practicing
on the field this spring has created a situation where the field is
over-run with weeds.

WORK NEEDED !!! PLEASE HELP!!!!

 

  1. WEED THE FIELD

  2. SPREAD A HUGE PILE SCREENING THAT HAS BEEN
    LEFT JUST BEHIND THE MOUND 3rd BASE

  3. FINISH BATTING CAGE SET-UP ( ground/netting)


    AS IT LOOKS TODAY…


    WHAT WE NEED TO DO…

  4. WEED WACK ALONG THE FENCES & DUGOUTS

  5. FIX THE NETTING AT THE TOP OF THE BASELINE FENCES

  6. PAINT THE FENCE

  7. DRAG THE INFIELD

  8. RESEAT THE BASES

  9. CUT/TRIM SOD UP THE BASEBATHS

 

 

Thunderbolt Field is located at
19051 S. Halsted Glenwood, IL. click HERE for map

The playing field is part of the Living Springs Church complex.
The field is situated just to the south east of the church parking lot.
(Cannot be seen from Halsted Ave.)

The Thunderbolts have been practicing at this field since 2012 and
have been methodically improving it during that 6 year period to
the point where we are VERY CLOSE  to begin  playing  games here.

 to do…..

 

          MESH FENCING

At top of the fence just installed (about 4′) a mesh net needs to be installed along 3rd base line & cleaned up along the 1st base line

90% COMPLETE

             DUGOUTS

Need to be built for each side

BATTING CAGE

..for batting practice
WE HAVE THE NETTING

SOD CUTTING

Need to trim up the base paths and along the back edge of the infield/front edge of the outfield


BASES

RE-SET, MEASURE, INSTALL, SECURE BASES AT 60′, 70′, 80′ & 90′

SHED

BUILD, INSTALL outdoor shed to hold tractor, field tools, baseball equipment

TRACTOR

NEED A TRACTOR!
To drag infield before/after practices & games.

 

CLICK TO SEE FIELD PROGRESS

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