2016 marked Penn Field’s first full season of use. We were able to work out a few wrinkles that showed themselves during the summer/fall of 2015. Prior to the beginning of the 2016 season, we installed a sub-surface drainage system beneath the infield of the game field due to puddling water on the base paths. Both Opening Day in April and Championship Day in June were well attended with much applause for the overall facility. Games and practices in between were coordinated so the sharing of field time and practice equipment went smoothly. The availability of a batting tunnel has allowed for better run practices and pre-game workouts. The season also included “Little League World Series” participation which resulted in several home field games/victories – a first! Continued work includes the implementation of the remaining practice and game equipment, further establishment of the parking and socializing area(s), maintenance of the planted trees and privet hedge and outfitting the maintenance shed with storage for the field maintenance equipment. Coaches are gathering and the kids are dusting off their gloves (a baseball ritual in the northeast) in some of the local school gyms. With March a month away, Penn Field will come alive for another spring and summer of baseball fun. There is no one who is currently involved in the Little League program who is not aware of and thankful for MVYouth’s support.