Gurmesh Singh MP

BASEBALLERS MAKE A SUCCESSFUL PITCH FOR FUNDS

Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said a $17,000 State Government grant will bring enormous benefits for years to come at Coffs Harbour and District Baseball Association.

Mr Singh said the Community Building Partnership funds are being used to build scorer’s boxes at local baseball’s Stadium Drive headquarters.

“The Association members are welcoming construction of a new concrete slab and scorer’s box on Diamond 2, and replacement of the scorer’s box on Diamond 1,” Mr Singh said.

“This grassroots project is part of the association’s blueprint to further upgrade and develop facilities for their 200-plus players and four clubs – Woolgoolga Bluesox, Coffs Harbour All Stars, Sawtell Dodgers and Bellingen Brewers.”

Mr Singh said the Baseball Association also celebrates the start of their 2021 competition today.

“Teams, players and officials were extremely disappointed to have no season last year due to COVID, while the recent run of wet weather has made competition impossible. Until now,” Mr Singh said.

“It’s fantastic to see our baseballers back in action, and I was honoured to be invited to throw the honorary first pitch before A Grade.”