The Glace Bay Learn to Succeed Association and the Lions Club are inviting everyone to the first Glace Bay Fun Day and they have planned a day packed with events for the whole family.
Although this is the first Fun Day, the Glace Bay Learn to Succeed Association, a non-profit organization, started in 2018. The association is a group of volunteers who teach the fundamentals of baseball to Glace Bay children and youth (aged 2-15) in the summer and run a learn-to-skate program during the winter months.
“We believe every child has the right to play and learn the fundamentals of baseball,” says well-known local coach Nick Bonnar. “It is important to give children the chance to learn to play the game, have fun, make new friends, and life lessons.”
The Fun Day is being organized to raise money so that the Glace Bay Antonians baseball players can have an end-of-season party and be awarded some well-earned metals.
In addition to Coach Bonnar, the program is volunteer run by Learn to Succeed's board of directors Darlene Close; Robyn Burke; and Kristin Percival.
This isn’t the first time that the Lions Club has partnered with Learn to Succeed. The Lions have donated to both the baseball and skating programs. Family members have also stepped up to help with the programs.
“They are great people who really look out for the community,” says board member Robyn Burke, when speaking about the Lions Club. “Our program would be nothing without our wonderful volunteers, parents and grandparents,” she says.
The Fun Day will take place next Saturday, September 2 at Row St. Field in Glace Bay. The fun-packed day begins at 3 p.m. and ends at dusk with fireworks. The organizers are hoping for sun, but a rain day will be announced, if needed.
Gunner, Ronnie Hogan, and Erin O’ Brien will hit the stage for some live music. There will be plenty of food, games for young and old, and things to buy from the vendors that will at the field.
And don’t miss the reptile exhibit, the dunk tank, and to have your face painted after seeing the stock car and learning about the Flock.
“The Learn to Succeed is a great program, it is wonderful for our community,” adds Coach Burke. “And we hope we see a great turn out and everyone has a fun time.”