Two months ago, Windham Little League’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to rename the Lowell Farm Field to Ciccarone Field at Lowell Farm in honor of the man who diligently maintains it and announces at each game. Bill Ciccarone resides in nearby Falmouth but spends his springs and summers daily at the field. He can’t wait for the snow to melt to begin the process of opening the field. This year, the opening was delayed due the depth of and slow melt of snow. Bill’s goal is to give each player on the field “an experience”.
Last year, Windham hosted the 10- and 11-year-old State of Maine Little League Baseball Tournament. Teams from all over came to Windham to play. The compliments that were received about the Windham facility were abundantly positive. We have one, if not the best, small diamond in the State of Maine.
Only because Bill pours his heart and soul into the field.
Windham Little League announced their baseball All-Star team on Saturday. With the teams and families on the field, David Field presented the field being renamed and it caught Bill by surprise. When he walked on the field and heard the proclamation and saw the sign, he was speechless. He quietly said thank you, wiped the tears away and went back to the scorer’s booth.
On the Windham Little League Facebook page, Amy Bilodeau posted “We as a league cannot thank Bill enough for the endless hours he pours into maintaining this field and his tireless commitment to the players, coaches and our league! We are beyond proud of this field, Bill and his dedication and it was a true pleasure to see him honored! Thank you, Bill!”
For more on Bill Ciccarone, read the article written by Elizabeth Richards at http://frontpage.thewindhameagle.com/2013/08/volunteer-keeps-lowell-farm-field.html.