Diamond in the rough shines again
With the roll of a kickball, a newly refurbished sports diamond was put into play on the Union Pleasant Elementary School campus in August. The diamond on Pleasant Avenue was brought back to life thanks to collaboration between the school district, Village of Hamburg Parks & Recreation Department, PTSA and Hamburg Bulldogs Booster Club. After a couple of days of prep work, village recreation staff joined forces with parent and youth volunteers for the finishing touches that converted a grassy area back to a diamond. It’ll be used by Union Pleasant physical education classes during the school year and by the Hamburg Junior Baseball and Softball League for T-ball and girls’ softball during the summer. It’s also intended as a community diamond for neighborhood use, whether it’s children playing sandlot ball or family kickball games. Click here for more photos.
Summer hours for school & administration offices: 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday to Thursday (closed Fridays), through Sept. 2.
Bulldog Dash 2016, a 5K fun run/walk, takes place on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 9:30 a.m. from Hamburg High School, 4111 Legion Dr. This race is sponsored by the Hamburg Bulldogs Booster Club, with proceeds to benefit the Hamburg High School Health Science Academy. The registration fee is $25 by Oct. 13 or $30 the day of the race.
A pathway paved with Hamburg nostalgia will be built brick-by-brick through a project launched by the Hamburg Bulldogs Booster Club. The boosters are selling engraved brick pavers to be installed in a commemorative walkway at the new entrance to Howe Field on Legion Drive.
The Village of Hamburg Parks & Recreation Department and the Southtowns Family YMCA provide school age child care programs for Hamburg Central’s elementary students, Grades K-5. Both programs provide supervised activities in a fun, safe, recreational environment.