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Vet Dr. Peter Geannelis Contributes to Baseball Field Renovation

men renovating baseball fieldThe Southern Vermont College community is thankful to Dr. Peter Geannelis for generously donating supplies, equipment and personal labor to recondition the College’s baseball field. Members of the College’s baseball team and facilities staff assisted with the field restoration.

Dr. Geannelis donated seven palettes (3,500 square feet) of Kentucky Bluegrass sod and purchased bases, base plugs and 24 tons of martin mix (a mixture of clay, sand and loam used for baseball fields). He provided his own equipment including an aerator machine, bunker rake, sod cutter and various hand tools. Also, Dr. Geannelis gave more than 30 hours of labor and consultation to the project.

baseball field renovation“Peter’s enthusiasm for baseball and his dedication to making the playing field ‘just right’ is contagious,” said Mark Klauder, Director of Facilities. “His high energy level motivated all of us to see a new dimension in baseball field maintenance.” Baseball Coach Adam Skonieczki added, “What Dr. Geannelis did for our baseball program speaks truly to what kind of an individual he is. We are extremely grateful for his time and generosity; we cannot thank him enough for his contributions.”

Since 1988, Dr. Geannelis has owned and operated the Mount Anthony Veterinary Hospital in Bennington, Vt. He maintains an active lifestyle and is an avid sports enthusiast. Dr. Geannelis has coached basketball and baseball, donated uniforms, and constructed baseball fields in the area. Occasionally he can be found playing on a baseball team.

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