MACON, Ill. (WAND) -- The transition from Meridian's High School baseball field becoming Snitker Field is officially underway.

Today, the Snitker Field sign was installed at the diamond.

It not only honors current Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker but it also recognizes the 1971 team that finished runner-up in the state.

Brian and his wife Ronnie made a donation to the current Hawks baseball program.

This project has been a dream of Todd Collins and he hopes the sign provides hope to small town student-athletes.

Collins wants there to also be plaques by the sign and possibly a bench as well.

If you would like to donate to their efforts, visit the Brian Snitker baseball field Go Fund Me page by clicking here.

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