Friday, August 7, 2020

Name of Chatham Campus ball diamonds up for discussion

Municipal officials are seeking public input into a request to re-name the St. Clair College – Chatham Campus Ball Diamonds to Bob Weedon Field.

The request was made by the Maple City Slo-Pitch League to recognize Weedon for his more than 50 years of service to the Chatham-Kent sports scene.

“Bob served as president of the league from 1978 to 2019 and has also been a long-time coach, umpire and executive,” Municipal officials said in a press release.

“In addition to his local involvement, Bob has served on provincial and national executives and has been involved in umpiring in the Ontario Special Olympics Summer games and the World Special Olympic games.”

He is a member of the Slo-Pitch Ontario Association Hall of Fame, the Chatham Sports Hall of Fame and is a recipient of the Government of Ontario Syl Apps Volunteer Achievement Award, Municipal officials added.

“Members of the public who would like to comment on the request should visit https://www.letstalkchatham-kent.ca/ and voice their opinion,” Municipal officials say.

No registration is needed.

The survey closes Friday, July 24 after which council will make a decision during a coming meeting.

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