Drive for Lamont Phase 2 funding brings in another three donations

The campaign to build youth amenities at the Lamont Sports Park keeps rolling along, after three new groups each committed a $10,000 Home Run Donation to the project’s second phase.

The three groups are:

  • Royal LePage D.C. Johnston Realty, Brokerage
  • Farm-to-Table Charity event
  • Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO)
“As a long-time business owners and resident of Saugeen Shores, it is exciting to see this level of engagement from our local organizations,” says Doug Johnston, owner of the Royal LePage Brokerage.  “Facilities like the Lamont Sports Park shows the Town’s commitment to the long-term health of the community, not just physically, but economically as well.”

Hi-Berry Farms owner Luke Charbonneau presented the Farm-to-Table cheque to organizers alongside Jeff Carver, the proprietor of The Wismer House and Three Sheets Brewing.

“The committee had a lot of fun raising these funds,” says Charbonneau, who is also Town Mayor. “We are excited to see the construction of an accessible playground and we can’t wait to see everyone playing and having fun at the Park.”

The donation from the South Bruce-based NWMO shows the park’s importance extends beyond the borders of Saugeen Shores.

(L-R)John Divinski, Southampton Town Councillor; Rob Stanley, Committee Co-Chair; Paul McGrath, Site Engagement Associate, NWMO; Mike Myatt, Vice Deputy Mayor and Committee Co-Chair; Barry Dunlop, Committee Member

“The NWMO is happy to support projects and initiatives that promote community well-being”, said Michael Pahor, NWMO Relationship Manager. “The Lamont Sports Park is a shining example of a project that will benefit the region for many years to come.”

The $10,000 Home Run donations entitle each group to naming rights in the park for five years.  They will also receive recognition on the park’s Lifetime Donation Board.

The fundraising committee would also like to formally thank Enbridge Gas for agreeing to cover the expenses for the June 4th Open House at the park. Enbridge employees provided 1,000 visitors with ball-park food and drinks, which was then served by Saugeen Shores Rotarians.

  (L-R)Julian Sturino, Allan Greig, Brian Lennie, Aaron Chapman, Derrick Cunningham, Jacquelyn Scott,                                                             Hillary Trudeau, Nicole Fernandes

Phase 2 of the project involves building two youth diamonds, as well as an accessible playground.  Town Council has approved the hiring of a Prime Consultant to plan and oversee the new construction.