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LT Varsity Softball Field to be Improved and Named “Baker Field” in Honor of Alumna

LT Varsity Softball Field to be Improved and Named “Baker Field” in Honor of Alumna

Lyons Township High School is excited to announce the STACY ANN BAKER CHARITABLE FUND has graciously donated $2,000,000 to facilitate and enhance the educational and athletic opportunities for student athletes at LT. The funds will be used to pay the costs of modernizing the Girls’ Varsity Softball Field at South Campus, and the completed softball field will be named “Baker Field” in a formal ceremony to be held after completion of the improvements.

Stacy Ann Baker, 1985 alum, excelled on the softball field and was named Most Valuable Player at LT before earning a softball scholarship to Northern Illinois University.  After college, Stacy became a member of the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, where she started her career in the trading pits.  She eventually went on to serve financial futures clients at the Chicago Board of Trade.  Stacy tragically passed away in a car accident in 1999 at the age of 32.  

The District 204 Board of Education approved the donation at the February 20, 2024 Regular Action Meeting with Stacy’s brother, Michael in attendance.  Superintendent Brian Waterman said, “District 204 is extremely thankful for the generous donation made to LT by the Baker family in honor of Stacy.  We feel privileged to remember Stacy and her love of softball by modernizing the Varsity Softball Field. Stacy’s passion for our school and softball will positively impact student athletes in the future!”