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Posted on: April 22, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Ballpark Renamed in Honor of Little League President

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Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer recently joined with Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez, Councilman Tom Donnelly, Councilman Lindsay Henry, Clerk Carol Quirk, and Receiver of Taxes Corinne DiSomma at the Deer Park Little League Opening Day Ceremony. At the ceremony, the little league ball field known as Pine Acres Park was renamed Tommy Maiorini Park, in honor of the long-serving and outgoing President of the Deer Park Little League.

Tommy’s father was one of the original founders of the Deer Park Little League over 50 years ago, and his mother helped found the girls softball program as well. Tommy became President in 1992, and was instrumental in improving the fields, equipment, and uniforms that the players wear. Additionally, he spearheaded the construction of the concession stand and meeting building located at the park. All three of Tommy’s children went through the Deer Park Little League.

Supervisor Schaffer presented Tommy with an official Town proclamation and thanked him for his efforts and dedication that made the Deer Park Little League what it is today. Other elected officials in attendance at Opening Day included United States Senator Charles Schumer, New York State Senator Phil Boyle, New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre, New York State Assemblyman Andrew Raia, and Presiding Officer of the Suffolk County Legislature DuWayne Gregory.

Pictured from left to right (with friends and family of Tommy Maiorini) are Clerk Quirk, Presiding Officer Gregory, Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre, Assemblyman Raia, Tommy Maiorini, Senator Boyle, Supervisor Schaffer, Receiver of Taxes DiSomma, Councilman Henry, and Councilman Donnelly.

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