Lamar Porter Baseball Complex Draws Roster of Star Power for $5.6M Makeover

by George Waldon  on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 12:00 am  

What started as a wish list for Lamar Porter slowly grew into a full-blown master plan for the complex, enhancements that would appeal to the baseball community as well as the surrounding Stifft Station neighborhood.

“We really want to do our part,” said Kristen Lee. “This is a community thing.”

She became aware of Lamar Porter this summer and went to check it out. Teams from the RBI League were playing. Lee liked what she saw and heard.

The combination of a historically significant ballpark hosting teams composed of players with varied athletic ability and financial means was compelling.

“What better game to play for fun than baseball?” Kristen Lee said.

Her enthusiasm brought her husband into the picture and opened the door to other major league connections through their network of friends.

“That would be something we would possibly pursue,” Kristen Lee said.

On tap is expanding the financial ties with Catholic High School and Episcopal Collegiate School, which use Lamar Porter as their home field for baseball.

Loyal boosters have kept Lamar Porter going over the years, fueled by memories of its heyday and glory days on the diamond.

The Lee family represents a new generation buying into the dream of restoring its luster.

“It’s really a gem,” Kristen Lee said. “We’re all in.”

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