8:30 a.m., Aug. 25)
League of Ottawa initiative celebrated on eve of announcement
By Fred Sherwin
Miracle League of Ottawa initiative to build a special
needs baseball diamond in Notre-Dame-des-Champs was the
centre of attention on Sunday as TSN and the Kraft Celebration
Tour arrived in Ottawa to celebrate the project during
the SportsCentre broadcast outside the Aberdeen Pavillion
at Landsdowne Park.
Miracle League of Ottawa initiative is one of 10 projects
throughout Canada that is in the running for a cool $100,000.
10 finalists were announced earlier ths summer sparking
an online vote in which thousands of Canadians cast their
ballot for their favourite project. The winner will be
announced on TSN at 6 p.m. today.
if the Miracle League doesn't get the top prize, they
will still get a $25,000 cheque which will nudge them
closer to their $1 million goal. So far they raised just
over $725,000, including $36,500 presented to them on
Sunday by the Rotary Clubs of Ottawa Centre, Ottawa-Orléans
and Ottawa South. They received another $100,000 from
BFI Canada and Friends of the Mer Bleu.
all goes well construction will begin to retrofit the
existing baseball diamond behind the Notre-Dame-des-Champs
Community Centre on Navan Road into a special needs field
story was made possible thanks to the generous support
of our local business partners.)
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