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Hub Staff

Bruce Power is giving the Lamont Sports Park fundraising campaign a boost with a $250,000 donation. Phase 1 of the park development is now complete and four lit baseball diamonds are expected to be ready for play by spring of 2023, said Saugeen Shores Mayor Luke Charbonneau, further noting that Bruce Power's donation toward Phase 2 will make them the park's major sponsor for the next 20 years.

"[Bruce Power's] generous donation is a significant boost to the Park’s Phase 2 Illuminating Dreams Campaign," said Charbonneau. "On behalf of the community, I would like to express my appreciation and thank Bruce Power for their generosity and support of Community projects that enhance the lifestyles of our residents and those of our neighbouring Communities," Charbonneau added.

Phase 2 Illuminating Dreams Fundraising Campaign Co-Chair Rob Stanley said that the second phase is projected to cost $2.25 million and a fundraising campaign launched in January has gained significant momentum.

“I am confident that our fundraising target will be reached by late fall," said Stanley, adding that, once completed, the second phase will bring two youth baseball fields to the park.

Vice-Deputy Mayor and Campaign Co-Chair Mike Myatt said the campaign was off to a great start and that he was proud of the efforts of the 11 member team. "I can't say enough about the energetic group of volunteers," Myatt said, adding that more donation announcements will soon be made.

Future plans for Lamont Sports Park also include a fully accessible playground and Phase 3 will be the subject of future community consultation.