UPDATE: City cops to serve up meals for new softball and slo-pitch facility

UPDATE: City cops to serve up meals for new softball and slo-pitch facility
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CORNWALL, Ont. – The latest “catch” is this home run fundraiser brought to you by Captain George’s Fish & Chips.

The Cornwall Police Association and members of the Cornwall Community Police Service have teamed up with Captain George’s Fish & Chips for a two-day event on Monday (April 18) and Monday (April 25).

“We’re (CPA and CCPS) beginning to raising funds for a new softball and slo-pitch facility for the City of Cornwall, an initiative that will be presented to the city in the near future ,” said Sgt. Dave MacLean, president of the CPA. “Fundraising is beginning now so the city sees that this is a serious idea and project to consider over the next few years. Current softball diamonds are booked, worn, or too small for some of the leagues operating in the city.”

From 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., police will greet and serve event-goers on both dates. Diners can choose a meal from a condensed version of the Riverdale restaurant’s popular menu. Take-out orders apply and donations are also being accepted.

“All proceeds will go directly to the Cornwall Police Association,” said Surinder Gill, owner of Captain George’s Fish & Chips in Brockville and Cornwall. “There’s no administrative fees, the food has been donated, and we’re going to lend a helping hand as police run the event.”

Gill spent 23 years as a police officer in Brockville, where he opened his first Captain George’s after leaving law enforcement to dedicate more time to his family. In May 2015, the cop turned restaurant owner cut the ribbon on his second fish and chip shop in the city’s west-end.

The eatery offers fish and chips, in addition to other seafood fare like shrimp, scallops, and clams as well as something for the land lubbers, including hamburgers and souvlaki chicken.

If you’ve got room left, Gill has also opened Cowan’s Dairy next door, which offers 40 flavours of hard ice cream, in addition to ice cream cakes.

“We’re very grateful for this support,” said MacLean. “Further to the fundraising initiative, the Schnitzels Men’s Slo-Pitch League is also in the infancy stages of fundraising ideas to support the cause. There is a need and the building of a four-diamond facility will allow the city to host larger adult and youth tournaments. If you build it, they will come.”

MacLean said an account will be created in trust through the CPA.

For more information, visit www.captaingeorgescornwall.com.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the CPA and CCPS fundraising initiative will support the building of new baseball diamonds in the city, instead of a softball and slo-pitch facility.

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