TRENTON – The Trenton and Area Minor Softball Association is helping to enhance the future of the Scotia Park for all ages to celebrate physical activity.
The group has launched a $65,000 fundraising campaign to provide a new fence, new lights and new washrooms with a ramp.
“We are hoping to push the community piece,” spokesperson Cindy MacKinnnon said.
“The concept is to sell the 600 feet of fence we have available and place the names of those who contribute on the fence.”
The cost is $25 per foot and people can purchase more than one foot if they wish.
For anyone who purchases 10 or more feet their name will be the sole name on that section of fencing.
Members of men’s and mixed leagues are each donating $1,000 each to the campaign.
Another $1,000 purchase will help replace the light posts.
New lights are being installed with the help of $100 donations. The backstop is also being replaced.
Scotia Park is believed to be nearly 50 years old and much of its original infrastructure remains in place.
The plan is to celebrate the park’s 50th anniversary with renewed passion for outdoor activity and maintain a fun environment where those of any age can participate in organized sport.
Ball players who frequent Scotia Park in Trenton were on hand to present funds raised to help renovate the facility. Front row, from left: Heidi MacLeod and Kristina Jones (fanning a $1,000 donation) with the Pictou County Mixed Lob Ball League. Back left: Mike MacKinnon and Jason MacKinnon with the mixed league and Alex Freckelton with $1,000 on behalf of the Trenton Men’s League. (Goodwin photo)