Hundreds of families from Pittsford Little League, East Rochester Little League, and the Pittsford Panthers helped celebrate Opening Day in our parade and at the Ackley Field dedication. To view our photo gallery, please click here.
PITTSFORD LITTLE LEAGUE RECEIVES $50,000 CHALLENGE GIFT
John E. Ackley Field to Debut in Spring 2015
Pittsford Little League is honored to announce that Ed and Agnes Ackley, of Pittsford, are generously contributing a $100,000 gift in memory of their son, John Ackley. The Ackley family has earmarked half of their gift for field renovations and the additional $50,000 is being reserved to match future PLL donations through the launch of the “Ackley $50,000 Challenge.”
To honor the Ackley’s generosity, the newly named and renovated John E. Ackley Field will debut in the spring of 2015. The field, which was formerly known as Ford A, is located on South Street in the village of Pittsford, and will offer a Little League tournament-sanctioned Intermediate size field for players. A new, state-of-the-art infield is being installed, along with an expanded outfield fence.
Donations that help PLL meet the Ackley Challenge will be used toward field improvements and other critical programs that are run each year for the league’s 800+ players. With their matching gift, the Ackley’s are also creating an endowment for Pittsford Little League in 2015, which will help offset registration costs for families who are unable to pay, and will contribute toward operating expenses.
To make a donation that will count toward the Ackley Challenge, please click here.
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