The Stuart Channel Youth Baseball Prospects Team recently received a $1,500 donation from CLAC as part of the union’s Building Communities Together program.
The team, which is made up of players from Ladysmith, Saltair and Chemainus, was nominated by Leigh Melnick who is a member of Construction Workers Union, CLAC Local 63, and a union steward. Melnick is currently employed by Pyramid Corporation working in Norman Wells, NWT.
“The kids on the team range in ages from 10-12 years old,” he explained in a press release. “All of these kids have a passion to play, but many cannot afford the cost of travel and sports equipment that comes along with playing baseball. Because our community is very small, it is important to find ways to keep kids engaged in sports so they can keep physically fit, have positive activity choices, gain self-confidence and create healthy relationships.”