BRANDON, MB – On Thursday, August 2, CUPE Local 4242 members donated $30,000 to the construction of the Ashley Neufeld Softball Complex at a ceremony before the Brandon Magic softball game.
The Ashley Neufeld Softball Complex is a project that was launched by the Westman Softball Association with the support of the Brandon Slo-Pitch League, the Orthodox Leagues and the Westman Old-Timers. It is intended to address the growing need for softball diamonds in Brandon due to facilities that have been recently lost around the city.
The complex is named in honour of Ashley Neufeld, one of Brandon’s most gifted young athletes, who died in a tragic vehicle accident in North Dakota in 2009.
“We are honoured to contribute to this project,” said CUPE Local 4242 President Steve Kiss. “Ashley’s passing touched us all, so contributing to this project is a rewarding way to remember her.”
- Donations can be made to the complex online at www.ashleyneufeldsoftballcomplex.com.
CUPE Local 4242 represents 1,200 members who work at the Brandon Regional Hospital, Fairview Home and Rideau Park Personal Care Home.
For more information, contact:
Liam Martin, CUPE Communications