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Jackson Roos Memorial Field opens at Redmond Ridge Park

Bryan Roos (center) threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the newly renovated Jackson Roos Memorial Field at Redmond Ridge Park. - Courtesy of Pam McBain
Bryan Roos (center) threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the newly renovated Jackson Roos Memorial Field at Redmond Ridge Park.
— image credit: Courtesy of Pam McBain

Bryan Roos threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the newly renovated Jackson Roos Memorial Field at Redmond Ridge Park.

The baseball diamond is dedicated to the memory of Bryan and Julie Roos’ son, Jackson, who died in 2012 at the age of 12. A plaque at the field honors Jackson’s kindness, competitive spirit and love of baseball.

Redmond Ridge Park is the home field of Redmond North Little League, which will open its regular season next week. The league’s “Renovate the Ridge” campaign raised $1.7 million to replace the park’s dirt fields with all-weather synthetic turf playing surfaces for baseball, softball and other activities.

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