The Grande Prairie Pirates Fastball Club is giving back to the community it says has done so much for the team. The club has put $15,000 into a legacy fund through the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta.

Player Shayne Milligan says the team started the fund a few years ago as a way to give back.

“The community has supported our sport throughout the years so we wanted to be able to give back and have a positive impact on everything that has been done for us.”

The donation was made using some of the revenue from the MD of Greenview Men’s and Master Men’s Fast Pitch Championship, which was held at the South Bear Creek Baseball Diamonds in August.

While it hasn’t yet been decided what the money will be used for, Milligan says it could go to local charities or be used for student bursaries. He says the team hopes they can continue to add to this fund in the future.

“Our hopes for this fund is that we continue to grow it and the more we grow it, the more that goes into charities pockets or student bursaries or whatever it might be. It’s something that gives us an opportunity to keep giving to the community forever.”