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Monday: Willie McCovey to help rededicate Woodside ball field

Willie McCovey, the baseball Hall of Famer and Woodside resident after whom the ball field at Woodside Elementary School is named, will help the school rededicate and celebrate improvements to the field on Monday, May 5, at 12:30 p.m.

A donation of $310,150 by an anonymous school family allowed the field to be redone over the winter holidays. Another $15,000 was donated by the Alpine-West Menlo Little League.

Upgrading the field and making it accessible to all was part of the school's facilities master plan, says Superintendent Beth Polito. "We just streamlined it and did it quick because we wanted to be able to use it for this year's baseball season," she said. "It's beautiful, it looks great."

The total cost of the project was $ 353,129, with the amount over the donations paid by the school.

The baseball diamond and outfield were completely redone and bullpens added for pitcher warm-ups. Drainage and irrigation were also part of the project, according to school board member Rudy Driscoll.

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