Shining a light in Upper Island Cove
Miniser announces funding for ball field lighting system
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.
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.