WAUNAKEE, Wis. - A Friday night baseball game will feature a renovated field and thanks to the efforts of a local mom and group of volunteers, a new set of lights.
The evening game will pit Portage against Waunakee for the Game of the Week, which is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. live on Channel3000.com.
It has taken three years and a lot of work by the Waunakee's "Let there be Light" committee. Through the group's effort and donations totaling $120,000, the field is renovated and the lights are up. The Warriors are excited to take the field at their new home.
One of the organizers of the project and mother of a WHS baseball player Jodi Siehoff said many folks contributed to the success of Let there Be Light.
"So many people [donated] money and time and hours into the program, " Siehoff said.
Waunakee head Coach Spencer Lee said the team is looking forward to the Friday night game.
"I think it makes it more exciting for the kids," Lee said. "It's something different that you don't do that often, so it's kind of a neat, special experience when you get to do it at night time. And I know our guys are getting excited for the chance to do it on our field Friday night."
One of the players, senior Willie Freimuth, said the lights add spirit and excitement to Friday's game.
"I'm sure it will be a little something extra before the game and during the game as far as motivation and how hard we play goes," Freimuth said. "I think there's definitely something about the lights that makes it more fun."VIDEO: Volunteers collect $120K in donations for baseball field lights