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FANTASTIC NEWS FOR GANDER BASEBALL

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Great news for baseball officials in Gander.

Gander has been approved for a 25 thousand dollar grant from the Toronto Blue Jays’ Jays Care Foundation which will provide a much needed boost to the local ball field and the sport in the region.

Baseball officials worked with the Town of Gander to apply for the Jays Care Foundation’s Field of Dreams program, which helps fund the design and refurbishment of baseball diamonds and recreation spaces. The program has handed out over $8-million to over 65 projects across Canada in the last five years.

With the $25,000 grant, officials said the team hopes to be able to give the field a complete revamp including a new pitching mound and batters boxes, a new grass infield, adding a warning track in the outfield and revamped dugouts among other things.

Officials say that the grant is the start of a fundraising goal to install lights in the outfield, which can cost close to $300,000. Going forward, they hope the revamped field can also mark the beginning of a bright future for baseball in Gander.

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