by Chuck MacInnis
In a brief cheque presentation ceremony at the Ball Diamond in Merrickville on June 11, Run Merrickville donated $2,000.00 to the Seaway Surge Baseball Club. Race Director, Lori Urquhart, and Volunteer Coordinator, Sally MacInnis, were on hand to present the cheque to Seaway Surge Vice President, Calvin Medynski, Coach Mike Seeley and some of the Surge League ball players.
Sally said that the aim of Run Merrickville is to provide an event that will encourage people to get outside and become active through recreational running or walking, while the purpose of the organization is to promote good health for all ages through physical activity. Lori Urquhart agreed that the donation to the local Baseball league is following that mandate.
In a letter to Run Merrickville, President Jason Broad expressed his thanks for the generous donation.
“The money will be used for purchasing supplies such as bases, base liner, caulk, as well as tools and equipment, so that kids can enjoy a healthy lifestyle through the sport of baseball.
We are looking to play ball in Merrickville for years to come, and are hoping to draw more kids from the town and surrounding areas,” he added. “We want to extend our total exposure in Merrickville to include Peewee teams, which will add to the Mosquito and Rookie teams currently playing there.”