City of Saratoga Springs
Meg Kelly, Mayor
Anthony “Skip” Scirocco, Commissioner of Public Works
FOR CONTACT: John Hirliman
October 24, 2019
City accepts donation for new dugouts at Veterans Memorial Park
Saratoga Springs, NY - The City of Saratoga Springs has accepted a donation of $15,430 from residents Bill and Lisa Noonan to be used toward the construction of two new dugouts at Veterans Memorial Park. The dugouts will be named in memory of their son Jonathan Noonan.
The Jonathan Noonan Dugout project dates back to May of 2019 when Bill and Lisa Noonan approached the City of Saratoga Springs Recreation Commission with the intent of organizing a fundraising effort in their son Jonathan's name. Veteran’s Memorial Park was in need of two new baseball dugouts and the Recreation Department suggested this would be a good fundraising opportunity through the Friends of Recreation.
Mayor Meg Kelly and DPW Commissioner Anthony “Skip” Scirocco offered to accept a donation to construct the dugouts and name them after Jonathan. The City Council approved the donation and DPW started building the dugouts on August 26, 2019. The construction is estimated to be complete by the end of October with an official unveiling held during the 2020 baseball season.
“The opportunity to provide new dugouts through a thoughtful fundraising effort by the Noonan family is a real demonstration of the word community,” said Mayor Kelly. “I want to thank them for this generous effort.”
“DPW was proud to partner with the Mayor and Noonan family in constructing the new dugouts in memory of their son,” said Scirocco. “Having first-class athletic facilities is a great benefit to the youth in our community.”
Lisa and Bill Noonan embarked on this effort due to Jonathan’s passion for family, friends, his commitment to community and team. This effort recognizes those passions, will benefit the youth of the community for years to come, while. offering a meaningful memory of Jonathan's life.