Caledon’s Bolton Braves Baseball Association was named the 2016 recipient of the Jays Care Foundation funding to launch their “Field of Dreams” Challenger Baseball program. The Braves will receive $150,000 which is the full amount of the grant, a big success for the club and an amazing opportunity for Caledon.
“The Bolton Braves Baseball Association is an outstanding community organization,” said Mayor Allan Thompson. “This funding will help them deliver on their commitment to building inclusive programs for children and youth.”
The funds will be used to support the construction of a fully accessible baseball diamond at Bolton Camp, located on the Caledon Townline. This initiative will partner the Town of Caledon and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) on the Bolton Camp revitalization project.
“TRCA is proud to partner with the Bolton Braves, Jays Care Foundation and the Town of Caledon to build an accessible baseball diamond at Bolton Camp that will provide children with disabilities with a place to play,” said Lucia Piccinni, Program Manager, Bolton Camp Redevelopment at TRCA.
The Bolton Braves will launch the Challenger Baseball program with an event on Sunday, August 7, 2016 from 10 am to 2 pm at North Hill Park in Bolton. Everyone is welcome to join them for a family fun BBQ.
Challenger Baseball is a program that provides an opportunity for children with cognitive or physical disabilities to enjoy the full benefits of participation in baseball at a level structured to their abilities. Each participant is treated like every other player in the conventional baseball program. All players are outfitted in uniforms, use the same equipment, and play their games at the local baseball parks.
For more information or to register for this event visit boltonbravesbaseball.com.