THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, JUnE 7, 2024 Page 7 The plaques of World Series Park (Editor’s Note: World Series Park issued the following press release this week.) 2 024 is the twentieth season for World Series Park. “We are very proud of what has been accomplished over the past twenty years, “ World Series Park superintendent Bob Davis said. “The success of our endeavor can be measured in the amount of games (over 250 in 2023) played on our fi eld and the opportunity World Series Park affords Saugus young people to play baseball on a first-class fi eld,” Davis said. “We’ve come a long way since we built the fi eld in 2004. As I mentioned in our celebration ceremony in April, the many plaques around the park list those who donated to World Series Park. I invited the people present to take a look at them,” he said. Several people donated several times and their names appear on several plaques. Dorothy Amsden, Joseph Dollard, George Bernazani, Evangeline Cakounes, Peter Rossetti, Karen Roman, the Panetta Family, the Decareaus, Ed Stetson, Donna Nelson Cotter, Russell Tripp, Bill Cox, Bob Emerson, Patrick Rossetti and Mike Conlon are some of the repeat donors. It was because of their donations and many others over the years that the park was able to add to and make improvements. “Their ongoing support has been much appreciated and is acknowledged on the plaques. Also, much appreciated is Sachem Signworks who made all the plaques,” Davis said. Highlights of the 2023 season included hosting the following: all Saugus High varsity home games, Commonwealth Amateur Baseball League playoff s and championship games, a large number of AAU Baseball games, North Shore Baseball League games and Commonwealth Amateur Baseball League games. In past seasons the park hosted state and district Babe Ruth tournaments, Special Olympics, TargetCancer fundraisers, a Multiple Sclerosis fundraiser, American Legion games, Commonwealth AmaOne of several plaques on display at World Series Park acknowledges the contributions of park supporters over the years (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate) teur Baseball League tournaments, Coaches vs. Cancer tournaments, AAU Baseball tournaments and a Veterans/Military Appreciation Day. In 2015 World Series Park raised the necessary funds and built the adjacent softball fi eld, with the donors acknowledged on another plaque. A full schedule of games is currently taking place. Many night games, weekend games and three tournaments are scheduled: June 22 and 23, July 27 and 28 and a 9-day tournament July 6-14. The public is welcome to attend all games. There is no charge and plenty of parking. RON’S OIL Call For PRICE MELROSE, MA 02176 NEW CUSTOMER’S WELCOME ACCEPTING VISA, MASTERCARD & DISCOVER (781) 397-1930 OR (781) 662-8884 100 GALLON MINIMUM

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