The ballparks in Elizabethtown-Kitley are getting some renovations in the new year, thanks to some newly announced funding from the Ontario government.
As part of the province’s Community Building Fund, a $46-million investment into non-profit sports, tourism, and recreation organizations, the township is receiving $380,000 to renovate the baseball diamonds.
Another $721,200 is also being invested into other sports and recreation facilities in Brockville and Front of Yonge, as well as the Toledo and Brockville branches of the Royal Canadian Legion.
MPP Steve Clark says he’s proud to see the government supporting these initiatives in our community. “Organizations such as the Legions and local sport and recreation venues are the bedrock of our community,” he says. “By helping them weather the storm, we are ensuring people across Leeds & Grenville will have the opportunity to safely reconnect with the many things that make these communities special.”
Elizabethtown-Kitley Mayor Brant Burrow says his town’s share of the money is being put towards renovating their dugouts and other amenities to modernize their ballparks. “We have always known that recreation, especially outdoors, is vital for a healthy community,” he says. “But COVID has certainly brought its true value – both physical and mental – into very sharp focus.”