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Friday, January 17, 2014

Bahamas Weekly: Baseball at Her Majesty’s Prison, Nassau

Now if they can only get Commander George Lazenby to throw out the first pitch.

The Team heard of and contacted Sen.Hon.Greg Burrows, noted Baseball Youth Program developer; he was given a narrow window of opportunity, to respond to the need at HMP.

Well, in less than a month, the once overgrown landscape around the Prison, was surveyed, excavated and marked out to accomadate, first class team sports, facilities.

Taking shape right now, is a minor league baseball diamond, to be fitted with dugouts,scorer’s booth, bullpens, bleachers and a concession facility..the field can be compared to the very best in the wider community.

It is obvious that Sen.Greg Burrows is giving this project his best..it is looking just great! The work team is made up of Prison Residents and highly motivated Staff members.

Visiting All Sports Talk Show Hosts,Marcellus Hall and Lawrence Hepburn, were stumped by the scale of the project and, the fact that a baseball field was being built on the grounds of the Prison; unheard of!

It was impossible not to feel the pride of the Residents and the Staff.

Stopping by to meet the Press, Prison Supt.Patrick Wright,  said it best..‘we have been given the priviledge to take care of the Residents entrusted to us..it is important that upon release, they are better prepared to accept their roles in the society’.

Repoz Posted: January 17, 2014 at 02:04 PM | 5 comment(s)
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