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Railriders Adopt a Field

Abington Heights High School won a field makeover in an online RailRiders contest.
South Abington Township, Lackawanna County – Steve Horne and his crew usually work on a professional ball field. Friday, they headed to a high school field."It's a way for the RailRiders to give back to the community and show that we care,” he said.
 
Abington Heights High School won a field makeover in an online RailRiders contest. School Athletic Director Randy Hanyon said, "We're extremely excited. We're grateful the Railriders do the outreach program. We're grateful to our community members who went out and voted for us."
 
The Abington Heights field has had a lot of problems with water pooling around the base lines especially at home plate. The professional crew fixed that problem. Baseball coach Bill Zalewski smiled, "Everybody is so appreciative of everything that the RailRiders are doing for the community."
 
Equipment rental, soil, ground work, and labor would have cost the school thousands of dollars. Thanks to the RailRiders they didn’t have to pay a penny. "You can't put dollar amounts on getting kids active and getting them outside,” said Horne.


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