In the 1970's, the
Greenfield Lions Club cleared land on Hickory Ridge Road in
Greenfield Township so the children in the township would have a
field to play baseball. At the time the Greenfield Lions and the
Greenfield A's were the township's first Little League baseball
teams and the field was known as the Greenfield Township Municipal
Lions Club Field.
In 2006, the sports
complex was re-named in honor of Sgt. Eric W. Slebodnik, a resident
of Greenfield Township, who
died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when his M2A2 Bradley
Fighting Vehicle was attacked by enemy forces using indirect fire.
He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 109th
Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, New Milford,
Pennsylvania. Sgt. Slebodnik died on September 28, 2005.
The Greenfield Township
Baseball Association in conjunction with the Supervisors of
Greenfield Township have made a commitment to improving and updating
the complex so that not only will it be a place for baseball, but
for anyone looking to enjoy time outdoors in Greenfield Township.
The following photographs
show some before and after pictures of the continuous improvements
being made to the complex.
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