Peace Arch News: WRSSBA receives grant to help fund training facility
Via the Peace Arch News:
White Rock Baseball Association receives $195,000 grant to help fund training facility
Indoor batting cages to be built at White Rock’s Centennial Park
Written by NICK GREENIZAN on Jan. 28, 2022
A new indoor baseball facility is one step closer to reality after the White Rock-South Surrey Baseball Association received a $195,535 capital grant from the provincial government’s Community Gaming Grants program earlier this month.
In a Jan. 17 news release, the BC NDP announced that the youth baseball association was one of a handful of organizations throughout the province to have received a grant, which will “help build a new indoor training facility and deliver better services to Surrey.”
“Local organizations like the White Rock-South Surrey Baseball Association are integral to our community because they help both the young and young-at-heart stay active and connected with each other,” Surrey-Cloverdale MLA Mike Starchuk said in the release.
“As someone who’s been involved in the baseball world for over 30 years, I know the value that an indoor training facility has for athletes.”
The facility is to be built at White Rock’s Centennial Park, adjacent to the baseball field that is currently there.
“Everybody’s excited about it,” WRSSBA president Randy McKinnon told Peace Arch News.