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Softball club hits a home run on mental health with their community grant

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Softball club hits a home run on mental health with their community grant
Published 15 February 2017
Community organisations across the City of Playford are urged to apply for a Major Project and Community Events grant.

Community organisations across the City of Playford are urged to apply for a Major Project and Community Events grant.^^ United Softball Club senior (Bears) and junior (Cubs) members. Developing good physical and mental health amongst its players is the aim of one local softball club, which last year benefited from City of Playford community grant funding.

The United Softball Club used its grant to purchase equipment, while it will also operate health programs for its members.

The Bears plan to promote leadership, active lifestyles and healthy eating through sessions with Headspace, Australian Lions and Life Education Australia.

USC treasurer Trudy Soraghan is enthusiastic about the grant’s benefits, which will allow junior and senior players to build skills for life.

“We also want to create ‘Come and Try’ softball sessions with local schools,” Trudy said.

“This will give students a chance to try out the sport before they join the club.”

Trudy encouraged any local organisation or sporting club to nominate for round one of the City of Playford’s community grant, with applications open until 5pm on Friday 10 March.

An information session and grant workshop will be held on Thursday 16 February (2pm) at the Playford Civic Centre.

For more information, or to register, contact 8256 0333 or visit playford.sa.gov.au