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Brantford Red Sox June 4, Lansdowne Appreciation Day at the Ballpark

Updated: Jun 28, 2023


RED SOX PARTNER WITH LANSDOWNE

June 4 Home Game Celebrates Children’s Centre Impact



BRANTFORD, ON - Arnold Anderson Stadium will welcome Lansdowne Children’s Centre staff and client families on Sunday June 4, when the Welland Jackfish roll into town to face the Brantford Red Sox in a matinee match.



Connie Pomerleau, co-owner of the Red Sox franchise, was all smiles while touring the grounds with Renee Cochrane, Lansdowne Family Engagement Coordinator, earlier this month in anticipation of the upcoming season.


"When I was approached by Lansdowne to partner with The Red Sox I was elated! I don’t think people realize the scope of what Lansdowne is all about and I want to help bring awareness because it is an AWESOME centre and I’m honoured to work together with them.

We’re very excited to partner with Lansdowne and bring the kids and families out to the ballpark. It’s a great opportunity to recognize the contributions that organization adds to our community, and all the support available to local children and youth and their families.




Pomerleau is personally familiar with programs and services offered by the Lansdowne children’s treatment centre, in Brantford.


My son had trouble with speech early on, we couldn’t get him to talk and we were referred to Lansdowne. I can’t emphasis enough how wonderful the therapist and curriculum was."

"I was allowed to sit in the room to watch the sessions - the teaching and resources they provided to help him learn to communicate was incredible. During our visits to Lansdowne I seen a lot of children there for therapy for various reasons and I realized at that time how wonderful it is that our community is home to such a great facility that does such great work."


The Arnold Anderson Stadium ballpark is located only a few blocks down the road from Lansdowne, behind Colborne Street off of Sherwood Drive. The parking lot and entrance gallery are ground level, with paved access to the concessions, washrooms and grandstand area. Lansdowne will host a grandstand along the third base line behind the home team dugout, with wheelchair accessible viewing along the fence line up close to the action.



“We toured the grounds to get an understanding of how our families could be accommodated. The ballpark is a great open space, with accessible washrooms and a kids play area. There’s a lot of opportunity for children of all abilities to enjoy the afternoon,”

shared Cochrane.


Lansdowne will be providing pre-registration to staff and client families to join the event, and will host a booth at the front entrance for participants to pick up their game day passes. The Lansdowne presence is also available for ballpark guests to learn more about SmartStart Hub services at Lansdowne Children’s Centre, and upcoming events presented by Lansdowne Children’s Centre Foundation.


In support of Lansdowne Foundation fundraising, the Brantford Red Sox will be providing vouchers for HALF-PRICE regular season tickets to 2023 home games for ballpark guests who make a donation of $5.00 or more to Lansdowne Children’s Centre Foundation at the game on June 4.


The half-price ticket cards will be available at the Lansdowne booth across from the concession area, and are another way this historic sports franchise is giving back to support children and youth in our community.


Said Pomerlau,

“We want all families of all abilities to think of our park as a safe place, and a fun place, to make memories and enjoy time together. Hopefully this helps their fundraising efforts and attracts families to come back again and cheer for the Red Sox.”






ABOUT THE BRANTFORD RED SOX


The Red Sox were established in 1911, and are the most decorated franchise in the Intercounty Baseball League (IBL), appearing in 27 finals and claiming 15 league championships. The team is currently family owner and operated, supported by a passionate group of dedicated volunteers. Players on the field are not paid to play. The team does not receive funding or subsidies from the City of Brantford. The family entertainment venue and events are supported by fan attendance and the generosity of sponsor partners, mainly local businesses.



ABOUT LANSDOWNE CHILDREN’S CENTRE


Lansdowne traces its origins back to 1952 when a group of seven families formed the Parents Council for Cerebral Palsy. Lansdowne Children’s Centre was incorporated in 1974, and has operated at 39 Mount Pleasant Street in Brantford since June 25, 1998. Proudly offering SmartStart Hub services, Lansdowne is a one-stop solution for families with concerns or challenges with their child’s communication, developmental or physical abilities. Lansdowne operates sites in Brantford, Simcoe, Caledonia and Dunnville, serving a large region that includes Brantford, Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk counties, Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.




For more information, please contact:


Joshua Paxton

Communications Coordinator

Lansdowne Children’s Centre


https://www.lansdownecentre.ca/event-details/brantford-red-sox-lansdowne-childrens-centre-day

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