Shin­ing a light in Up­per Is­land Cove

Miniser an­nounces fund­ing for ball field light­ing sys­tem

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at in­creased player de­vel­op­ment by open­ing up more prac­tice slots.

“A field light­ing sys­tem in Up­per Is­land Cove will pro­vide the kids with an added op­por­tu­nity to fur­ther de­velop their skill set,” said Adams.

But, it is not only the play­ers who will ben­e­fit from the ex­tra prac­tice time. When ev­ery­thing is up and run­ning, there will an in­crease in the flex­i­bil­ity of prac­tice times.

Dur­ing the base­ball sea­son, in or­der to beat the sun, so to speak, the as­so­ci­a­tion ran prac­tices ear­lier in the af­ter­noons.

This made it dif­fi­cult for par­ents and coaches to get to prac­tice due to other com­mit­ments.

The new sys­tem will al­low the as­so­ci­a­tion to bet­ter ac­com­mo­date these par­ents and coaches.

It is not only the base­ball pro­gram that will ben­e­fit from hav­ing the new light­ing sys­tem.

Com­mu­nity groups will also be af­forded an in­creased land­scape to run their ac­tiv­i­ties on.

Groups like the Parks and Re­cre­ation As­so­ci­a­tion will ben­e­fit greatly from hav­ing the ex­tra time to plan their events.

Photo by Ni­cholas Mercer/The Com­pass

A group of Base­ball CBN play­ers pose for a pic­ture with Min­is­ter of Mu­nic­i­pal Af­fairs Steve Kent, Up­per Is­land Cove Mayor Ge­orge Adams and Port de Grave MHA Glenn Lit­tle­john. Shown here are: front (from left) — Vic­to­ria Rear­don, Mitchell Hunt, Ni­cholas Mercer, Hi­lary Rear­don, Sarah Smith, Madi­son Coombs and Lu­cas Bishop; back — Josh Adams, Brady Adams, Trent Drover, Lu­cas Adams, Aaron Os­borne, Mayor Ge­orge Adams, Min­is­ter Steve Kent, MHA Glenn Lit­tle­john, Colin Jones, Josh Mercer, Noelle Drover and Colby Adams.

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