If you have a parcel of land for sale or lease or to give away to a charitable organization, Rising Sun Little League president Joe Smith would like to speak with you.
"We're actively looking for ground," Smith said.
The league is seeking a parcel of land to use for three or four practice fields.
Smith says RSLL has the money to pay a reasonable fee to buy or lease the land and plans to pursue grant money to assist with any purchase.
"We're not looking for a gift," said Smith. "We just want something we can play baseball and softball on. There won't be any lights or buildings."
RSLL is seeking between 5-10 acres. Smith is hoping a local farmer has land available. Ground that won't perc would be fine.
The land does not need to be in Rising Sun Little League's boundaries but must be within a reasonable driving distance. "There might be some ground we don't know about," said Smith. "We have to do something."
The reason the league has to do something is because of the county's decision to charge a fee for groups to use county and school fields, which will start affecting RSLL this summer.
The current season will not be impacted but the effect will be felt in fall ball.
Rising Sun Little League has more than 50 teams and charged a $65 registration fee for the 2015 season.
"If we are paying a fee to Parks and Recreation or to the schools we would have to almost double the cost of registration," Smith said.
Smith added that the Little League complex in town on Kirks Court is not affected. RSLL leases that land from the American Legion Post 194 in Rising Sun for $1. That complex will remain the home of Rising Sun Little League.
Anyone who has a piece of land for sale or lease can email Joe Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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