Coach Michael S. McDermott Field Dedication Ceremony

After the tragic loss of Coach Michael McDermott, Kings Park Youth inquired to the Kings Park School District about sponsoring the JV Baseball Field in Coach Michael McDermott’s honor.  KPY reached out to our sponsors and members asking them to consider making a donation to help us with our mission to honor an extraordinary man who was a mentor to so many children in the community.  We held a cornhole tournament on September 7th, 2019 at Celtic Crossings to raise funds for the field renovations and dedication.  Kings Park Youth spearheaded the field renovations event at the JV baseball field that took place on October 26, 2019, with the help of our KPY members, the McDermott family, Kings Park School Buildings and Grounds Department and over 50 volunteers from the community.  We all gathered on that warm sunny morning and afternoon to reseed the field, rebuild the pitchers mound and home plate area,  replace broken fencing, installed I beams for the new  scoreboard coming soon, among other tasks.

At this time, Kings Park Youth is very proud to announce that on Saturday, May 2, 2020, the JV Baseball Field at KPHS will officially be named and dedicated as the Coach Michael S. McDermott Field at 9am.  We hope you will join us on this special day to celebrate an extraordinary man which was taken from us too soon.  The Kings Park School Athletic Department has scheduled a JV baseball game at 10am.   The Kings Park JV Baseball team will play against the Smithtown JV Baseball team.   Then at 2pm, the Kings Park Varsity Baseball team will scrimmage the Smithtown Varsity Baseball team.  The Kings Park Athletic Booster Club will be selling refreshments during the games and the proceeds will go towards the Michael McDermott Scholarship Fund.  Please bring your families down to the field to watch and enjoy a good old fashion game of baseball.

Kings Park Youth would like to express our deep gratitude to our sponsors, members and volunteers for their generous donations, labor and time.  The love and support shown for this talented teacher, coach, and mentor has been overwhelming.  Kings Park Youth is honored to join the Kings Park School District on May 2, 2020, for the field dedication in memory of Coach Michael S. McDermott.

Kings Park Youth acknowledges and appreciates our sponsors and volunteers which helped make this day possible.

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Celtic Crossing

Kings Park Chamber of Commerce

PC Richard & Son

IGA-Fort Salonga Market

Kings Park Prime Meat Market

Stacey Simone Acupuncture

C. Scott Kelly Insurance

Main Street Financial Group

Old Country Ceramic Tile


Orthopedic Spine Care of Long Island

Kings Park Shipping

Sherwin Williams

Sims Steel Corporation

Island Pump & Tank


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Kings Park Ready Mix


Kings Park Hardware

Gotham Electric Inc.

Pipeline Fence of Smithtown

Home Depot Commack

Advantage Rental

DeLea Sod Farms

Hi Tech Home Improvement

Kings Park School District

Kings Park Buildings & Grounds Department

Kings Park Youth Members

Kings Park Community Members

The McDermott Family

Kings Park Youth Board Members