Lt. Hunter Honored with Baseball Field Dedication in Cinnaminson
Lt. Chris Hunter was honored on Saturday in Cinnaminson when a baseball field at Memorial Park was dedicated in his name. Saturday was Opening Day for Cinnaminson Baseball and what a day it was. After being pushed back one week due to inclement weather hundreds of players, coaches, parents, siblings and emergency responders packed Memorial Park for the annual ceremony to open a new baseball season.
The weather couldn't have been better yesterday. There were crystal clear skies, bright sunshine, a breeze, and temperatures were in the 60s when the ceremony began at 8:30 in the morning. There's little doubt in many minds that Lt. Hunter blessed us with that weather for the start of the Cinnaminson baseball season.
The dedication program was led by Township Committeeman Don Brauckmann, who is the liaison to Parks and Rec. Brauckmann began the dedication ceremony with a field dedication for fallen NJ State Trooper Sean Cullen, another lifelong Cinnaminson resident. Field #6 was dedicated in Cullen's name on Saturday in front of his family and friends.
Brauckmann then dedicated Field #4 to Lt. Hunter, a lifelong Cinnaminson resident, graduate of Cinnaminson High School, and 22-year member of the Cinnaminson Fire Department. Members of the fire department, Cinnaminson Township Police Department, and the Palmyra Ambulance Association were all in attendance for the ceremony. The first responders lined the infield from first to third base, facing the outfield where all of the teams were standing.
The two fields named in honor of two Cinnaminson heroes were recently renovated with help from Cinnaminson Baseball, Cinnaminson Township Committee, Cinnaminson Parks and Rec and Cinnaminson Public Works. Resident Colleen Hart performed a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem to open the ceremony.
The plaques will be placed in front of their designated fields this coming week for all of Cinnaminson to see. Generations of young baseball players will play on these fields at Memorial Park that have been named for two heroes who served honorably and made the supreme sacrifice.
If you would like to learn more about our foundation and what we do, please visit us online. If you would like to make a donation, you can do so here. The Hunter's Heroes Foundation would like to thank everyone who attended yesterday's ceremony. We are honored by your support of the Cullen and Hunter families.