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PGCBL wants to help restore McDonough Park

The following is a release from the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League President on Monday morning.”Build it and they will come.” It may be one of Hollywood’s most enduring lines. When McDonough Park opened, it was a “diamond” for all of Geneva to enjoy. In 2005, Senator Mike Nozzolio secured more than $100,000 in public financing to spruce up the ballpark. But, the sparkle and shine are long gone. During the last few years the ballpark has deteriorated. It was poorly maintained and now seems rundown and dirty. In short, the Geneva Red Wings, beneficiaries of the public’s trust and tax money, have “struck out”. Now we have the opportunity to restore some of the glitter, the festivity and family fun that comes with quality collegiate baseball. But, who pays for the chance to have Genevacircle the bases. The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League will make that commitment. Our group of owners will commit another $150,000 to restore, repair and maintainMcDonough Park. And, unlike the current tenant, we will not ask the city to pay us to a fee to play games or maintain the field. We only ask that we get a chance to showcase some of the best young college ballplayers in the country. Private investment, no public money. We will invest in Geneva. We think baseball fans in Geneva will want to invest in us. Jeffrey KunionPresidentPerfect Game Collegiate Baseball League

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