Lamont Sports Complex – A donation in memory of a friend

The owner of the Southampton Golf and Country Club is honouring the memory of his friend and co-worker with a sizeable donation to the Lamont Sports Park.

Kevin O’Brien has given $30,000 to the project in honour of the late John Stein, who passed away suddenly in March.  Stein’s name will now adorn two minor league batting cages at the park.

“John’s death was a huge loss to me, my staff and the entire community,” said O’Brien.  “Not only did he help save my golf course, but he was a role model and a mentor to so many people.  I am grateful to be able to commemorate John in this way.”

“It’s an incredible gift that will help us build an important facility,” said Mayor Luke Charbonneau.  “As someone involved in sports and recreation, it is fitting that Kevin chooses to honour John’s memory in this way.  I want to thank him on behalf of the entire Town.”

Vice Deputy Mayor Mike Myatt is one of the campaign co-chairs: “The club’s generous gift allows us to build those batting cages for which we’ve campaigned so hard.  Now the Town’s minor baseball players have a place to build their skills and their fitness.”

The campaign continues to raise money for the park’s 2nd phase, consisting of two youth diamonds, an accessible playground, the two batting cages and a 200-seat community pavilion.  The committee hopes to raise $1.5 million towards that goal.