Centreville, Mich. — A proud moment in the annals of Centreville Public Schools took place Saturday, as Superintendent Bill Miller directed a ceremony dedicating the high school’s new baseball and softball fields. A crowd of about 100 people — including athletes who played in an eight-team softball tournament and four-team baseball tournament after the program — listened and watched as Miller recognized several volunteers who made the new athletic complex possible. Near the top of the list were Al and Trudy Murk, former owners of the Centreville Village Market; and Matt Thornton, a 1995 Centreville High School graduate and pitcher for the Chicago White Sox. Thornton was represented by his parents, Jack and Sheila Thornton. The Murks and Thornton, in conjunction with Major League Baseball and its “Baseball For Tomorrow” grant, combined to cover nearly half of the estimated $440,000 to develop the baseball field and two softball fields. …
May 16, 2010
Matt Thornton helps his high school build 3 ballfields
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