DRACUT — How do you begin to thank a man who has given 33 years of dedication, guidance and assistance to girls from Dracut?

George Roy has been involved in Dracut youth softball for all that time. He has been a major influence in building the softball program to what it is today. George began coaching and soon after took over as president of the (DGSA) Dracut Girls Softball Association, a position he held for 25 plus years.

During his tenure as president, he has provided a positive teaching experience that offers girls the opportunity to learn the skills required for the game, enhance their sportsmanship and learn respect for themselves as well as others. George has always promoted the value of teamwork, the importance of self- discipline and the rewards of hard work, but most of all that the girls should enjoy playing the game of softball.

George helped build the snack shack at Monahan Field and was instrumental with getting lights put in. He spends countless hours helping to maintain the fields and cuts the grass every weekend. His commitment has given Dracut a softball complex we can all be proud of. You’ll find him down that park almost every night giving a hitting lesson or just watching a game even though he has recently stepped down from his position.

The Dracut Girls Softball Association board decided that the best way to honor and thank George was to dedicate and rename the former Monahan 1 Field George Roy Field.

On Saturday, April 24, George was joined by his wife Jeannine and daughters Justine and Catherine, as a large turnout of former players and coaches applauded his efforts.

The Recreation Commission and selectmen joined Dracut residents at the field dedication, but the best part of the day for George was that it was opening day for another season of Dracut girls softball.

Thank you, George.