NDP MLA Mike Starchuk says new infrastructure funding a boost for community services

SURREY – New Democrat MLA Mike Starchuk says that Capital Grants through the Community Gaming Grants (CGG) program will help White Rock South Surrey Baseball Association build a new indoor training facility and deliver better services to Surrey.

“Local organizations like the White Rock South Surrey Baseball Association are integral to our community because they help both the young and young-at-heart stay active and connected with each other,” said Mike Starchuk, MLA for Surrey-Cloverdale. “As someone who’s been involved in the baseball world for over 30 years, I know the value that an indoor training facility has for athletes. Baseball is a game to be played both as you age and as a family so having access to year-round batting cage facilities will definitely improve the day to day lives of folks in Surrey.”

The Capital Grants stream of the CGG supports not-for-profits and other community organizations to purchase, build, upgrade, or expand infrastructure that allows them to continue providing services or meet growing demand. In Surrey, the White Rock South Surrey Baseball Association is receiving over $195,000 to build a new year-round indoor training facility with three batting cages that can also open into one larger open area.

The Capital Grants stream is providing over $5 million to 45 organizations across British Columbia for the 2021/22 fiscal year.

The capital projects program is part of the annual $140-million Community Gaming Grants program supporting about 5,000 community organizations that deliver arts and culture, sport, environment, public safety, human and social services, and parent advisory councils


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