Kinsmen goes to bat for girls softball league

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By Adam Brazeau 
CORNWALL, Ontario - Uniforms are a 'diamond girls' best friend.

The Cornwall Kinsmen Recreational Girls Minor Softball Association is celebrating its 30th season in style, with brand new jerseys for all 14 of its teams thanks in part to The Kinsmen Club of Cornwall.

The club donated $2,000 to the girls softball league on June 29.

"We have had a long tradition of supporting many minor sports teams and leagues in the community," said Ray Eady, vice-president of Kinsmen Cornwall. "The club wants to see all sports thrive in this community."

Last year, the volunteer group gave the association $12,500. The donations are used for uniforms, as well as umpire costs and field rental costs.

Kinsmen Cornwall's 45 active members meet two Mondays a month.

The club hosted its popular Bikers Against Brain Cancer fundraising event in June. And its upcoming Kinsmen in Motion Show and Shine car rally is set for Sunday, August 24.

"We work together to make the community a better place to live," said Eady. "Volunteering my time has allowed me to grow personally."

He noted that being a Kin has made him a better public speaker.

The club's equivalent for women: The Kinettes, are also very active in local fundraising. Find out more here: www.facebook.com/CornwallKinettes.

To learn more about Kinsmen Cornwall, visit www.cornwallkin.com.

For more information about the girls softball league, visit www.kmgs.ca.

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