River Cats to help renovate field at sports complex with Sutter Health and West Sacramento

(FOX40.COM) — The Sacramento River Cats are partnering with Sutter Health and West Sacramento city officials to make upgrades for a sports complex used by youth baseball and softball programs in the area.

According to the River Cats, the team and Sutter Health donated funds to renovate the Alyce Norman Parks and Sports Fields complex in West Sacramento.
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The renovation includes structural repairs to the backstop of field No. 4 at the complex’s softball fields, which are located in the city’s Bryte neighborhood.

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Included in the renovation is the complete removal of the old backstops that were put in place before new posts installed.

“We are thrilled to team with our partners at Sutter Health to support our local community right here in West Sacramento,” River Cats president and COO Chip Maxson said in a statement. “Recreation spaces are crucial in promoting a healthy community, and we could not be more excited to ensure that all people in the West Sacramento area will have an outdoor space that supports activity of all kinds, especially softball.”

Alyce Norman Park is considered one of the oldest and most used parks in the city. The 17-acre park includes four softball fields, three little league diamonds, football facilities a playground and picnic area.

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“The Parks and Recreation department is extremely grateful for the generous donation from Sutter Health and the Sacramento River Cats,” said West Sacramento parks and recreation director Kate Smith. “Access to parks, recreation, and leisure is foundational when looking at the health of a community, which is why our mission is ‘Parks Make Life Better.’ We look forward to a continued partnership that will support our efforts in building a healthy, thriving community for City of West Sacramento.”

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