Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith met with representatives and players of Penrith Baseball Club to announce their successful application for a grant of $60,000 as part of the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program.
“Penrith Baseball Club provides terrific opportunities for community participation whether starting out at a junior level or playing in elite competitions.” said Stuart Ayres.
Established in 1968, Penrith Baseball Club is one of the oldest baseball clubs in Greater Western Sydney and one of the largest in the region. The Club will use the funds to redevelop the grounds of the Andrews Road Baseball Complex. Upgrades to the complex will include the creation of a new junior sized playing diamond, an additional senior diamond of international standard and the installation of new fencing/dugout/lighting to Australian Standards.
Having experienced significant growth in recent years the upgrades will allow the club to continue to expand and offer baseball programs which will cater to those of all age and ability.
Ms Tanya Oldfield, Vice President Juniors said “On behalf of Penrith Baseball and all of its Members, I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Stuart Ayres, the State Government and Penrith City Council for all of their support.
This Grant will go towards increasing our playing surfaces allowing the opportunity for more of our children, men and women to participate in Baseball and also in fitness in our Local Community.”
Stuart Ayres added “It was my pleasure to support this project that will offer terrific benefits to all the players who utilise the facility.”