A donation born of love and respect
Belletini is president of Bake’s Steel Erectors, Inc., a commercial steel company that has worked on several North Central buildings over the years, including the Dr. Myron Wentz Science Center. Though the firm has been busy with jobs that include a large project at Wrigley Field, Belletini ensured that it donated all the labor and materials required to build the structure, roof and siding of the College’s new softball press box.
“I’ve coached softball since my oldest daughter was eight years old,” he said. “I know girls are constantly battling the sense that male teams get more attention and better facilities. Adding the press box was something I could do to make the North Central facility even nicer for Rachele and her team.”
Mike Hudson, vice president for operations at North Central, described Belletini’s involvement very simply: “Lou is a hero and this project wouldn’t get completed without his generosity.” Hudson’s team handled the design and permitting aspects of the project. He added, “What Lou did is really unique, something not everyone can do. And it shows how much Lou values his daughter’s experience and the program.”