March 12th, 2019 – SANDLOTT Sports Takes Over Jack Lavender Field In Seven Oaks Park, located in Nashville, Tennessee.
In early 2019, SANDLOTT Sports Founder and President, Mickey Hiter, was asked by Nashville’s Metro Parks Board to take over Jack Lavender Field in Nashville, located Seven Oaks Park. SANDLOTT Sports has a rich history in field and site management since the early 1990’s, overseeing operations and maintenance of the Music City Baseball Complex through 1993, and again in 1999 when it took over day to day operations and maintenence of the Old Timers Baseball Complex in Shelby Park, in a unique relationship with the Old Timers Baseball Association. Since then over $300,000 of upgrades has been completed on field #1, and the over $1M addition of field #2, now named by the city, Mickey Hiter Field. To find out the main reasons that Hiter accepted this responsibility from the city, we asked the man himself: “Jack Lavender Field has been a staple of amateur baseball in Middle TN since it opened in 1981. It has decades of tradition and history that are so important to baseball in Middle TN, including hosting top quality youth baseball, but most importantly keeping the memory of its founder and my friend, Jack Lavender, alive for future generations.” – Mickey Hiter
Jack Lavender Field was built and opened in 1981, in a join effort with Jack Lavender and Conway Twitty. It was the home of Twitty City Baseball until Jack’s death in 2011. The city named the field after it’s founder, Jack Lavender, in 1996. After his death the park was refurbished and improved by former local players Dustin Smith and Jonathan Douilllard, and in the past months it was basically abandoned. Since SANDLOTT has taken over the site, many improvements are underway and it is set to open back up Saturday, March 22nd (weather permitting).
Many projects here are set to be underway throughout the year and beyond. SANDLOTT Sports is currently taking donations of all kinds, including tax deductible monies and tax deductible needed equipment for the facility.
For more on this project or to book the field for use, visit www.sandlotter.com or call Mickey Hiter at (615)974-4537.
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