The Waterfront Field of Dreams is planning to build a new field in the same location
We plan on a New: Concessions, Stadium Seating, Turf for low to no maintenance,
Restrooms and Efficient LED Lighting as well as supporting both Baseball and Softball
play on the same field
A Pictoral look at the History of the Ball Park. Click on a Photo to Learn More
In the early 1960's a group of Boyne City families help to hand build the waterfront field as it was moved from the current location of Litzenburger place. The field has stood for generations and allowed many families to experience the joy of baseball and softball.
As a Boyne native Lisa has a rich history with and love for her city. She is active on two city boards, Parks and Recreation and the Historical commission. She is passionate in her support of what makes Boyne… Boyne. Along with her role on Parks and Recreation she is the chair and liaison for the baseball and softball user group. She is a huge advocate for outdoor activity for all of Boyne City’s citizens, and the importance of the waterfront field for all of it’s youth, boys and girls, as well as the unique spectator opportunity within this setting.
Al is a resident of Boyne who beleives in supporting and enhancing althletic opportunities for youth. He was a coach for the Little League for 20 years inlcuding both Baseball and Softball while his 4 children went through Little League. Al is a seasoned veteran as a former Little League Board Member for 15 years. He has also coached as an assistant High School Varsity Baseball and Softball coach. In addition to coaching Al has been a Umpire for Baseball and Softball for over 20 years. Al Currently is assisting coaching with the Dogmen Travel Ball Teams
John Bush was born and raised in Boyne City. John played many years on the waterfront field as a child. He’s the owner of the Northern Michigan Dogmen Baseball/softball youth organization, Bush-league baseball/softball academy and Up North image wear in Boyne City along with his wife Shelley. He was a recipient of a baseball scholarship to play at Glen Oaks Jr college and Saginaw Valley State University after graduating high school in Boyne. He’s currently the assistant varsity baseball coach for Boyne City and a current Police Officer in the area. He believes in promoting the sport for future youth opportunities.
Lynda is a former Softball player and a member of the USA Softball Hall of Fame
A Northern Michigan Native, Barb serves as the Vice President of the Boyne City Little League
Patrick McCleary is a fourth generation Boyne City resident. His great Grandfather Colley immigrated from Bracebridge, Ontario and arrived in Boyne City with his family in 1901- a foreman for William S. Shaw’s newly established leather tannery. The maternal side of his family arrived in 1914. Patrick's father later worked for the City of Boyne and my family has remained a part of the Boyne community to the present day.
Currently, Patrick is serving his third year with the Boyne Heritage Center (BHC) Board of Directors as the chairman of their Collections Committee. Patrick has also spent more than 15 years on the Board of Directors for the Charlevoix County History preservation Society (CCHPS); have served five terms as President of the Charlevoix County Genealogical Society (CCGS); and remained involved in various aspects of many area and State historical organizations and museums.
For more than 30 years he has conducted both genealogical and local history research for himself and on a paid basis. In addition to expanding on his own education, he has also taught classes.
Throughout the years, Patrick has successfully amassed a rather extensive collection of photographs and historical information on Boyne City and Charlevoix County as a whole. He continues to research and compile written material on a number of local history subjects, many of which have been developed for eventual publication. In doing so, he has increasingly worked with regional archives, universities and museums, both in Michigan and across the country.
Becky has been invloved with the Little League for over 10 years. She is an avid softball and baseball fan and has a coaching business to improve softball players skills. Becky is a former School teacher and is a Director on the Little League Board. She beleives in keeping sports activities avaialble for future generations
A Boyne City Native, Debbie serves as the Treasurer of the Little League.
Dan is a native of Boyne City and has recently moved back after spending 38 years in the Chicago area. Dan inherited his love for Boyne City and sports from his parents – John and Marie Schmittdiel. He grew up playing Little League Baseball on the Waterfront Park. His dad was a active in the Boyne City Little League, a past President and was among the group who established the Waterfront Field in 1960
Rob is a Boyne City Native and is the current President of Boyne City Little League. He is an avid youth volunteer serving as Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach and Head Junior Varsity Baseball Coach previously. He has coached in the Little League for his sons and is the current High School Junior Varsity Bowling coach. His vision is to continue to provide opportunities for the youth of Boyne City.
Chuck is a former Little League Board Member and Little League coach. Chuck serves the community both from a volunteer role and his job as the Sheriff of Charlevoix County.
Nikki grew up in Boyne City and is a former Little League player herself. She has children in the Little League program and volunteers her time to the Little League and other youth organizations. Nikki is is the current Player Agent on the Little League Board
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