Improvements to Baseball Diamond at Scarborough Village Park

I’m pleased to announce that City Council has passed a motion to accept a generous donation from the West Hill Baseball League for the baseball diamond refurbishments at Scarborough Village Park. Council also agreed that the work to refurbish the baseball diamond should commence this fall.

The West Hill Baseball League was awarded the funding through a grant from the Toronto Blue Jays, Jays Care Foundation after successfully submitting of a proposal to the Jays Care Field of Dreams program. The donation will be used to improve conditions of one of three existing baseball diamonds in the park and will include upgrades to the outfield fence, a new backstop, along with improved infield conditions.

The West Hill Baseball League (WHBL) is a not-for-profit organization located in east Scarborough. The League’s mission is to develop, promote and guide amateur baseball in the east Toronto (West Hill) area. The organization is dedicated to providing a fun and safe environment where girls and boys can develop life skills through sport and team work.

Scarborough Village Park is located within the boundaries of a Neighbourhood Improvement Area (NIA) where West Hill Baseball League has identified a growing demand for affordable youth baseball programming in the community. Through this donation, the organization’s goals are to increase sport participation for youth in the 14 to 18 year-old age range and to instill a sense of pride in the community with an improved and well-maintained sports facility.

Thankyou to West Hill Baseball League and the Toronto Blue Jays, Jays Care Foundation for such a valuable investment in our community.