Guam – The Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority broke ground this morning on improvements to the Sinajana Baseball field.
Currently, the Sinajana baseball field operates for the surrounding community but with limited usage during the evening. The $128-thousand project, funded through the Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant, will upgrade the field lighting and improve the infield. The village of Sinajana is home to over 2500 individuals with an estimated 53% of the population qualifying as low to moderate income.
Mayor Robert Hoffman views the improvements as a significant milestone for the community and hopes the upgrades to the field will bring worthwhile sporting activity to the village. “To our athletes, our kids, young and old, my greatest wish for you is that this field and the games you play here be the cornerstone of a life not only devoted to baseball but a place you can learn to make lasting friendships, develop skills for the world, and a place that will inspire you to chase the good dream,” said Hoffman.
Governor of Guam Eddie Calvo dedicated the improvements to the village manamko. He said, “For all you manamko, I’m glad you’re here because you have sacrificed so much. What you’re seeing around you here, the improvements in Sinajana and around the island, are a testament of your hard work and effort. In the end, it’ll be passed on to the next generation and from that, they’ll build a better paradise of this island.”
Daily operations and maintenance of the facilities rests with the Office of the Mayor and Vice Mayor of Sinajana.
A ribbon cutting was also held for the second half of Pale Kieran in Sinajana this morning.