MONTREAL, BOROUGH OF CHINAMay 10, 2021 / CNW Telbec / – In the last city council elected representatives from China approved an agreement between the district in China and Jays Care Foundation, the charity of the major league baseball team, Blue Jays of Toronto. The NPO will provide $ 150,000 to the borough, which will add another $ 245,000 for the repair of baseball field No.o 1 is located at the southeast end of the park The room.
This is the Baseball Association of China (ABAL) who started the procedures with Jays Care Foundation to get a grant. After receiving a favorable response, ABAL created the bridge between Borough and the Toronto organization for the conclusion of the agreement.
“We salute the dedication of the volunteers from the Baseball Association of China, as well as their president Denis Boucher, for the initiative to apply for funding from the Blue Jays Foundation. Their love for sports and for the young people in China let us today begin to repair a field that will be able to accommodate high-level competitions to the delight of all, ”stressed Maja vodanovic, rapporteur in China.
” Jays Care Foundation is very happy to donate $ 150,000 from the program Field of Dreams (dream field) in the district China. This sum will be used to repair a baseball field in the park. The room which will be used for several years by young baseball players. We are proud to support projects and programs for children and young people in Quebec, ”he added Robert witchel, general manager of Jays Care Foundation.
Maximize the use of baseball diamonds in the park The room
Baseball field upgrade project no 1 includes the replacement of field fences, safety nets on the first and third baselines, the addition of a rear field fence with warning fields, the addition of games and a game at the level of the inner and outer field. With the addition of an outfield fence, the field will be able to host Bantam games, host A-level regional and provincial championships and develop AA baseball.
Due to the proximity to land nleg 1 and 2 it was impossible to use them at the same time, except for games with very young children. After the work, the small baseball field became no 2 is transformed into a green area, since the expansion of the country no 1 intervenes at the current location. Finally the park The room will include four baseball fields, including the Denis-Boucher Stadium, which will allow players of several categories and of all ages to practice their ball sport.
“We are very pleased to hear this encouraging news for the rehabilitation of the country no 1 from the park The room who badly need it. We worked hard to get this grant from Jays Care Foundation and we are pleased to be able to trust that the district is leading the project while adding a significant amount needed to optimize the country. Our young players will now be pampered with this new playing surface, “he added Denis Boucher, President of ABAL.
As soon as the agreement is signed, the district will be able to start developing plans and specifications before the contract is awarded to the contractor to carry out the repair work, planned for spring and summer 2022.
SOURCE City of Montreal – district of China
For further information: Nathalie Roberge, Communications Officer, Borough of Lachine, 514 261-8355 /[email protected]