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Jays Care Foundation shelling out almost $300,000 to upgrade southern Ontario ball diamonds

Kettle Point First Nation and Strathroy communities among benefactors

May 2, 2024  By Turf & Rec

The Toronto Blue Jays’ charitable arm is contributing nearly $300,000 for upgrades to baseball fields in southwestern Ontario communities.

Receiving funding from the Jays Care Foundation are the communities of Kettle Point First Nation and Strathroy.

The Kettle Point community is getting $90,000 to refurbish its rundown diamond that has experienced rusted fencing and deteriorating wooden benches over the years. The money will be used to rebuild the diamond’s fencing, improve dugouts and the overall landscaping.

The Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc is receiving $125,000 which will help to transform the diamonds at Alexandra and Yorkview Community parks from baseball to softball. Alexandra Park’s diamond will also convert its infield from grass to dirt.


St. Aloysius School in Stratford is also planning upgrades to its diamond after getting $53,000 from the Jays Care Foundation.


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