Lauren Anderson Softball Field re-dedication ceremony May 1

Lauren Anderson
The softball field at Hopkinton High School is named for Lauren Anderson, who died in 1994 in a horseback riding accident when she was a teenager.

The re-dedication of the Lauren Anderson Softball Field at Field 6 behind Hopkinton High School, delayed one year by the pandemic, will be held Saturday, May 1, at 10 a.m.

Following the ceremony, which will feature members of Anderson’s family as well as the Field Restoration Project team, there will be a four-inning exhibition game pitting the HHS softball team against a Hillers alumni squad that will include some of Anderson’s former teammates.

Lauren Anderson died in a horseback riding incident in 1994, when she was a student and softball player at HHS.

Organizers expressed appreciation for the commitment, generosity and efforts of the Anderson family, classmates, town residents, the school district and community organizations.

The event is open to the public and will be held rain or shine. Attendees are expected to follow health guidelines, including socially distancing and wearing masks.

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