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ACT donation supports Battleford Flats electronic scoreboard

First step in long-range plan to create a ‘finals’ diamond say ball officials.
Battlefords Association of Canadian Travellers have made a $3,500 donation to Battlefords Minor Softball. In the photo are Nicole Beausoliel, Ryan Beauregard, Sherlynn Berry, Glen Hunter, Terry Mitchell, Don Christopher, Clayton Campbell, Don Dament, and Darren Russell. Missing ACT members are Wayne Lambie and Brian Corley.

THE BATTLEFORDS — Battlefords Minor Softball acknowledges the support of the Association of Canadian Travellers Club in the Battlefords for making another $3,500 donation to help with the purchase of the first electronic scoreboard to be installed at the Battlefords Flats.

The scoreboard will be installed this spring in time to be used for U19 Provincials, July 12-14 and U15 Western Canadian Championships which will be hosted in Battleford, Aug. 2-5.

 The partnership between BMSA and the Association of Canadian Travellers has gone a long way to help improve the equipment and facilities for local softball players. Previous donations have helped to purchase an equipment shed, batting cage and temporary outfield fencing. All these upgrades, along with the new scoreboard, will help improve the softball facilities at the Battleford Flats and provide a top-tier facility for the provincial teams in Western Canada to take the field in August to compete for the Western Canadian Championship. 

Support of Battlefords ACT is also helping add the first of many upgrades to create the BMSA “finals diamond” at the Flats. BMSA has a long-term plan to upgrade multiple portions of one diamond at the Flats to create a true finals diamond. This diamond will be worthy of being named in the honour of one of their greatest supporters which they lost this offseason, Marilyn O’Driscoll. 

“We lost an amazing supporter this offseason. Marilyn was the heartbeat of softball in the Battlefords. With this donation from ACT it sparks the start of a project that I hold close to my heart; to be able to upgrade a diamond and memorialize Marilyn’s contributions to our association means the world to me,” said BMSA president Darren Russell.

If anyone would like more information or to help with this project please contact BMSA at or contact Darren Russell at 306-441-8346.