Congrats to community volunteers for re-establishing the youth minor baseball league in Ignace this past summer.
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) provides support that will help with the purchase of game and safety equipment, as well as baseball jerseys for the 2020 spring season.
“We are thrilled to support such initiatives that bring the community together – we commend our community volunteers for organizing a successful league,” said Chantelle Gascon, NWMO Community Liaison Manager.
For six Thursdays this past summer, 18 children aged four to 12 learned how to play baseball. Chelsey McNally, Ignace Minor Ball Coordinator, would like to see baseball grow in the area, providing something for the children to look forward to when the snow starts to melt.
“Not only will baseball keep the children busy and active, and show them how to work well with others, but it will also provide free entertainment for the rest of the community,” said Ms. McNally.
Ignace Minor Ball is a not-for-profit group already making plans to host another baseball tournament in 2020 with a goal of having baseball open to all ages.