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GP Slo-Pitch pushing for South Bear Creek facility completion

Officials with Grande Prairie Slo-Pitch are urging the city to help them finish off a wish list which they believe would transform the South Bear Creek diamond complex into a truly national sporting destination.

Sue Lambright with Grande Prairie Slo-Pitch says the work done on a number of the diamonds has been outstanding but believes they are still lacking some basic amenities when it comes to creating a space for the growing local league, as well as top tier tournaments

“We wanted to have washroom facilities/a concession building on the west side so if you needed to run two tournaments, a small tournament on diamonds 1,2 and 3 and a larger tournament on the other side you could. Right now, there are [only] port-a-potties on the west side.”

As recently as this summer, the city completed upgrades to the field area on Diamonds 1, 2 and 3 as part of the 2019 MD of Greenview Men’s & Master Men’s Canadian Fast Pitch Championships, but Lambright hopes more can be done to keep the heavily populated slo-pitch leagues running smoothly, and says small changes could make all the difference and is willing to help the city wherever they can.

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“We want to see parks and playgrounds on the east and west side for our kids to be safe and have fun too. We’d like to see lights on Diamond # 3 as it creates another diamond time.”

Members of the committee set forward a motion asking city administration to work with slo-pitch officials on the matters, and are also looking for an opportunity for community involvement in the efforts.

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