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Alberta First Nation to receive funding from Toronto Blue Jays charity for baseball diamond

Baseballs and a baseball glove can be seen in this undated image. (Steshka Willems/ Pexels) Baseballs and a baseball glove can be seen in this undated image. (Steshka Willems/ Pexels)

The Louis Bull Tribe of Masckwacis is one of 15 organizations across Canada that will receive money from the Toronto Blue Jays Jays Care Foundation.

The money will be used to build, refurbish or enhance community baseball diamond infrastructure for children through the foundation's Field of Dreams Program.

A total of $1.5 million will be spent across the following 15 community diamonds:

  1. Maskwacis, Alberta – Louis Bull Tribe
  2. Peachland, British Columbia – District of Peachland
  3. Dakota Plains, Manitoba – Dakota Plains School
  4. McCreary, Manitoba – McCreary Minor Baseball
  5. Elsipogtog First Nation, New Brunswick – Elsipogtog Sports & Recreation
  6. Harvey, New Brunswick – Harvey Minor Baseball Association
  7. Plaster Rock, New Brunswick – Village of Plaster Rock
  8. Sackville, New Brunswick – Sackville Minor Baseball Association
  9. Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador – Gander Minor Baseball
  10. Halifax, Nova Scotia – BGC Greater Halifax Clubs
  11. Kingston, Ontario – Kingston Thunder Baseball Association
  12. Lappe, Ontario – Lappe & Area Local Services Board
  13. Toronto, Ontario – Ryerson Community School
  14. Lac-Mégantic, Quebec – Association de Baseball Mineur de Lac-Mégantic
  15. Whitehorse, Yukon Territory – Softball Yukon

"Through the building of these baseball diamonds, youth will have the opportunity to form lasting relationships and a sense of belonging, learn valuable life-skills from positive role models, and grow through the power of sport and play," said Jays Care Foundation executive director Robert Witchel in a news release.

"We look forward to seeing the positive impact of these projects for years to come."

Organizations were selected after submitting proposals to the foundation. Top Stories

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