The Lamont Sports Park Illuminating Dreams Fundraising Campaign is pleased to confirm a major public donation. Saugeen Shores residents Barry & Susan Dunlop have given a gift of $75,000 to the Phase 2 campaign, affording them lifetime naming rights to one of the six new diamonds at the park.
Campaign Co-Chairs Mike Myatt and Rob Stanley were thrilled with this most recent announcement.
“When you hear the ‘Dunlop’ name in Saugeen Shores, you immediately think of this baseball family,” says Vice Deputy Mayor Myatt. “As a young boy, Barry’s family sponsored the local fastball team: the Port Elgin Dunlops. Barry and Susan are carrying on the family tradition of supporting baseball in Saugeen Shores, and that’s why I’m pleased to announce one of the diamonds will be named ‘Dunlop Field’”.
“After over three decades of involvement in youth baseball, the Dunlops recognize the importance of providing first-rate amenities for our local baseball program,” said Stanley. “They truly have stepped up to the plate by making this very generous donation to our fundraising campaign.”
For Barry Dunlop, the donation just made sense: “This is a great cause and Susan and I both wanted to support the campaign to help ensure the youth diamonds become a reality for Saugeen Shores. Lamont Sports Park will be a great recreational facility for our community, and we thank the entire fundraising team for their amazing efforts.”
The first phase of the park is scheduled to open in May 2023. As well, the campaign has raised over a million dollars for two youth diamonds and an accessible playground. The Town has hired a Prime Consultant to design and construct this second phase.
The campaign is now asking the public for $50,000 to build two batting cages and a storage facility for minor baseball. For more information or to donate, please go to www.saugeenshores.ca/lamontsportsparkdonations/.