submitted by Lyn O’Callaghan
After watching our local kids play in the Kemptville Wildcats All Star Shootout, Betty Cooper wanted to help local youth and also honour the memory of her late husband, Ted. Betty donated $2,000 to the purchase of a new portable mound for the Wildcats Club. Ted was himself a former Little League player. He also was an avid supporter of sports in the Kemptville area for decades. He coached a number of sports and many North Grenville kids have amazing memories of Ted and his ability to teach a sport and to improve a player’s level of ability and skill. Throughout the July 16-17th weekend of tournament play, teams were able to better craft their pitching skills through the use of the new portable mound. It arrived just in time for the tournament and will be put to good use next year to help our young baseball players be better pitchers.
Kemptville Wildcats membership soared this year to more than 100 players over last year’s registration numbers. With the help of Volunteers and special people like Betty Cooper, players in North Grenville are falling in love with the greatest game on earth!