Grosse Pointe Little League Softball (GPLLS) is proud to announce that the Grosse Pointe Farms-City Little League board recently voted unanimously to allow one of the baseball diamonds at the Elworthy complex to be turned into a softball-compatible field.
The board said GPLLS could transform Elworthy 2 at the corner of St. Clair and Charlevoix avenues in Grosse Pointe, into a softball field by “skinning” or removing all the grass in the infield. That work is scheduled to be completed this fall so the field will be ready next season.
The addition of Elworthy 2 will give GPLLS another quality field with a fenced-in outfield for practices and games. The field also is adjacent to a Little League baseball diamond and has batting cages, bullpen areas, and restrooms.
“We are grateful to the Farms-City Little League board for this decision,” said GPLLS President Nate Dodson. “Once the work is completed, Elworthy 2 will be a premium field for the girls to play on. And because Elworthy also has baseball fields and other amenities, it has a great community feel which will be very special for the girls and their families to experience.”
In conjuction with the Elworthy 2 project, GPLLS plans to improve several of the local softball fields in the near future and is beginning a fundraising campaign to support these efforts. Initial generous donations from the Babe Ruth Foundation and City of Grosse Pointe Foundation have been a great kickstart to the campaign. For more information on how to donate, please contact Nate Dodson at: [email protected]