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Construction of an Accessible Ballfield in Antigonish to begin Later This Year

The fund raising drive for an accessible ballfield is almost complete says the lead organizer behind the drive.

Randy Crouse, with Antigonish Challenger Baseball, said they are collecting the money that’s been pledged and have reached over $400,000. Once all of the pledges come in, he said they should be close to their goal of $450,000.

Crouse said they are now looking at the construction side of things, noting they are hoping to start building in the Spring, wrap up in June, and host a grand opening in July. Last year, the Municipality of the County of Antigonish presented  $50,000 to Challenger Baseball for an accessible ballfield. In April, Challenger Baseball received $150,000 from the Toronto Blue Jay’s Jays Care Foundation for an accessible ballfield, including a turf infield and wheelchair accessible dugouts. They also received $150,000 from the Town of Antigonish for upgrades to three local ballfields, including the accessible field.

Crouse thanked the community, noting you don’t start a project of this size without knowing there is a lot of support.