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It’s “Play Ball!” Time in Northeast Baltimore, Thanks to DPSCS Public Safety Works Crews


March 13, 2012 - The Hamilton Little League fields that have hosted tens of thousands of hopeful Cal Ripkens and Eddie Murrays since 1950 are getting ready for the season, thanks to a two-day blitz by the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services’ impressive Public Safety Works initiative.

Six low-security inmates from the Baltimore City Correctional Center spent a weekend clearing, cleaning, and digging and smoothing the fields, on Moyer Avenue at the City-Baltimore County line in Parkville. The work left the four baseball fields in great shape for another spring and summer of baseball fun.

photo2Tom Allen, president of the Hamilton Little League, gives this testimony about how Public Safety Works worked for his non-profit: “We were faced with the monumental task of preparing four little league fields for the upcoming season. With a shortage of parent-volunteers, your efforts to coordinate and expedite this effort is appreciated greatly. The correctional crew did an excellent job working on our fields. They obviously took pride in their effort. In my opinion, this program you have going is a growing success story and a tribute to each one of you in the efforts being put forward to help not only the human resources in your charge, but the communities of our state.”

If you’re involved with a non-profit or a local government agency, Public Safety Works may be able to work for you at little to no cost. Contact John Rowley at 301-729-7690.