A local refinery is making a little leagues’ “field of dreams” come true. Project Planner Enrique Arias from ExxonMobil Refinery in Channahon has spear-headed a project to renovate the Belmont Little League baseball field. It was at the start of the baseball season that Belmont Little League was robbed of field equipment. The giving community of Joliet opened their hearts and wallets to donate equipment. But even more was about to happen. Arias says what started as a sponsorship turned into a major project after seeing the field in poor condition.
Breiser Construction and Allied Nursery are part of the renovation. The fence is up, the field has been re-turfed. They’ll go back in the early spring to paint and refurbish the stands and dugouts.
View the time lapse video of the renovation below.
Belmont Little League field renovation Work Day 1 from Digital Squid Productions on Vimeo.
This baseball organization has a reputation of not turning any child away.
To hear the entire interview with Enrique Arias on the Scott Slocum show click below.