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Dec, 2016

Cornelia Warren Community Association Hits a Home Run

Cornelia Warren Community Association Hits a Home Run
Westbrook Little League Softball Program to Receive Upgrades
Westbrook, ME, October 27, 2016:  The Westbrook Little League Softball program will receive much needed upgrades to the Cornelia Warren Softball Field through a generous grant from the Cornelia Warren Community Association (CWCA).   The $32,000 grant, in addition to volunteer efforts, will allow the League to fully upgrade all fencing and both dugouts including the storage shed. 
 John Bernier, a board member of the CWCA, toured the facility last week with members of the WLL Board of Directors, and after Lori MacWhinnie of the WLL led the presentation to the CWCA at their quarterly meeting October 26, the grant was awarded.  Knight Property Services, Twin Electric, and the City of Westbrook Public Works Department will all also volunteer time and equipment for the successful completion of the project.  Annual operating costs for the entire WLL run just over $90,000, and all labor to maintain and upgrade the facilities is produced through thousands of volunteer hours every year. Westbrook Little League generates all funds for operations through player registration fees, team sponsorships, concession stand proceeds, and various fundraising activities, all of which require additional volunteer efforts. 
League President Randy MacWhinnie states, “A gift this generous from the Cornelia Warren Community Association will go a long way to ensure the future success of our girls program and the League as a whole.” The WLL program provides girls aged 5-17, and boys aged 5-12 with a safe, fun, and educational experience. “We have a state of the art facility, but it requires a lot of volunteer effort and involvement to keep it that way,” says Matthew Brunner, the Player Agent for the WLL, “A grant like this will allow our efforts at the complex to produce an even greater experience for the kids.”  Bill Williams, treasurer of the WLL went on to say “The quality of our complex allows us to attract tournaments and teams from all over the state and the Northeast. The Cornelia Warren Community Association isn’t providing just the League with a gift, but the entire city.” 
The project is expected to start the first week of November, and should be completed by mid- December as long as the weather allows.

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