Friday February 20, 2015
Tanya Davies MP, State Member for Mulgoa, visited the Association’s batting cages at Surveyors Creek in Glenmore Park today and was joined by Penrith City Softball Association’s President, Loretta Watts and 3 members of the Field family (Ethan, Demi and Keira) who play for various clubs in the Association.
The visit coincided with the recent announcement that their Association was successful in receiving a $$28,679 grant under the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership program. The grant is for lighting the batting cages.
“I am delighted to once again support the Penrith City Softball Association with State Government funding of facilities at Surveyors Creek in Glenmore Park. These batting cages, and the lighting that will be installed here, will help players and officials really enjoy their recreational experience of playing softball in our community” said Tanya Davies.
“Well-lit batting cages will definitely enhance the training experience of our members. We conduct batting, pitching and catching practice for 84 teams which equates to approximately 900 players using our facility” said Loretta Watts.
Penrith City Softball Association was one of 13 Grant applicants who received a share of $300,000 total for community infrastructure committed to rebuilding NSW and creating local jobs in Tanya’s electorate of Mulgoa and supporting local community needs.