Four Local Ball Fields Upgraded Thanks to an $83,800 OTF Grant

Posted On Tuesday November 03, 2020

Central Frontenac – Last year, Central Frontenac Township applied for an Ontario Trillium Foundation Capital grant to help with the cost of upgrading four ball fields, one in Arden, Mountain Grove, Parham and Sharbot Lake. The $83,800 Capital grant was awarded to the Township last fall. This investment, which also helped buy new bleachers and picnic tables, among other things, will have a long-term impact for the community.

“Thanks to the generous contribution from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, it looks like next season will be an exciting one for ballplayers in the Frontenacs,” remarked Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston. “These facilities provide a great benefit to children and adults alike, for health and recreation as well as bringing folks together in the spirit of friendly competition.”

In addition to resurfacing the infields of four ball fields, the Township was able to buy eight new bleachers and eight new picnic tables, four of which are designed for better accessibility.

“The investment made by the Ontario Trillium Foundation for upgrading Central Frontenac’s four ballfields cannot be under acknowledged,” said Andrew Dillon, Project Manager. “The improvements will be enjoyed for many years to come.”

The local ball fields are a hotspot in the summer for weekend ball tournaments and local league games. With the new accessible picnic tables, this helps ensure the ballfields can be enjoyed by all. For more information, please visit the Township’s website Central Frontenac's Website

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. OTF awarded $115 million to 644 projects last year to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario.

 

Media Contact:

Andrew Dillon, Project Manager

Chief Building Official

Township of Central Frontenac

613-279-2935 Ext. 226

adillon@centralfrontenac.com