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Henry Pelinski (center), a New Trier junior, poses with Major League Baseball hopefuls in la Caleta this summer. The Winnetka resident is raising funds to light their poverty-striken eld in the town center. Photos suBMitted
Pelinski gets ready to face a Dominican republic academy team at estadio de Beisbol Juan Albt Ozoria this summer.
Megan Bernard, Contributing Editor
3:26 pm CDT October 17, 2017

“If you build it, he will come.”

The famous quote from 1989 movie “Field of Dreams” couldn’t tell Henry Pelinski’s story better. The 16-year-old is raising funds to enhance a youth academy baseball field in the Dominican Republic with lights — and he needs your help. 

Pelinkski, a junior at New Trier, launched a GoFundMe page called “Let There Be Light...and Baseball” after seeing their field firsthand in the Dominican Republic on a summer baseball trip.