July 10, 2017 marks the start of the installation of the new LED lights at the Rushmore Little League’s Red Pesek field in Rapid City, SD by GenPro Energy Solutions. The purpose of the new lighting is to improve safety and to reduce crime in the area surrounding the Red Pesek Field with the goal to light the area surrounding the field year-round to reduce vandalism, prostitution and drug use that currently takes place near the field. The project is funded by the Rapid City Vision Funds.
“It has nothing to do with the game of baseball. It’s not going to make Rushmore Little League any more competitive on the field,” said Jim Bussell, President, Rushmore Little League. “What it is helping us do, is to be good neighbors and helping us make this neighborhood safer, both for the users of the Rushmore Little League area, but most of the time it’s going to be better for the users of the Roosevelt Park Neighborhood.