BILLINGS — There are a couple of reasons to head to Herb Klindt Field this weekend. One, Rocky Mountain College has a chance to knock off Frontier Conference-leading College of Idaho, and two, you have a chance to help make a Miracle League field a reality.
Rocky is playing Saturday's game for Landon's Legacy, a local charity honoring Landon Smith, who passed away in 2013. The foundation's ultimate goal is to build a baseball field at the Poly Vista complex that will accommodate children and adults with any physical or mental disability. The Smith family has supported the Battlin' Bears for years, and head coach Chris Stutzriem is excited to be able to return the favor in a number of ways.
"All the helmets will have a Landon's Legacy decal on them, and then the coaches will be in shirts, and there will be buckets at the entrance to make a donation to the field that they're trying to build, which I think is a phenomenal idea," Stutzriem said. "We want to help promote that - anything where we can give back to the community, and make sure that we're doing everything we can so every child has an opportunity to play sports. That's what's important to us."
Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. between the Yotes (3-0) and Bears (2-2).