Grant to help Wanneroo Giants Baseball Club get new scoreboard

Perth Heat pitcher Tom Bailey, Cowan MHR Anne Aly and Wanneroo Giants Baseball Club pitcher/fielder Nicole Gunzburg. Pictures: Mike Bahr
Perth Heat pitcher Tom Bailey, Cowan MHR Anne Aly and Wanneroo Giants Baseball Club pitcher/fielder Nicole Gunzburg. Pictures: Mike Bahr

WANNEROO Giants Baseball Club has received a $20,000 boost from the Federal Stronger Communities Program.

Cowan MHR Anne Aly said the grant would help the club install an LED wireless scoreboard.

“The Giants are the largest baseball club in WA, and this new scoreboard will put them on the map as they push to host national baseball tournaments here in the northern suburbs,” she said.

Club life-member Darren Riley said he was pleased with the funding because the project was not something the club could afford on its own.

“Thanks to the grant we’ll be able to get this new scoreboard and really put the cherry on top of our new clubrooms and ground facilities,” he said.

“The club is all volunteer-based, so we’re excited this grant is giving us the opportunity to put our name out there and promote baseball as a safe and educational sport.”

The Stronger Communities Program provides grants between $5000 and $20,000 to not-for-profit organisations and local governments for small capital works projects.

The Cowan community consultative committee has approved 10 projects in this round of the program, with $141,075 worth of grants.