LNAL Opening Day Parade NA

Players and others walked in the parade in April 2018 to mark opening day of the Little North Attleboro League.

NORTH ATTLEBORO — Little North Attleboro League is approaching its $200,000 fundraising goal for construction of a new youth baseball field.

League President Jamie Boutilier said Thursday that raffles and other fundraisers have brought in about $175,000.

He said he would like to build the new field this fall, but believes it will be next year at least before construction can begin.

In addition to raising the rest of the money, the league needs to get approvals from town government and the park and recreation department.

The field is needed because an existing field is partly on land owned by Mount Hope Cemetery, which needs it back, he said.

Boutilier said the cemetery allowed its land to be used with the stipulation it would some day need it back.

He said there should be enough room at Mason Field for the replacement diamond. Two other baseball fields at the site are unaffected.

“The intention of Little North Attleboro League is to make the Mason Field complex the home for future generations,” he said.

Anyone wishing to make a contribution can contact the league at lnalfeedback@gmail.com.

Jim Hand may be reached at 508-236-0399 or jhand@thesunchronicle.com. You can follow him on Twitter at @TSCpolitics.

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