Port Adelaide Softball Club - Recipients of IGC Grant
With no “home ground” as such, the club is required to transport the equipment bags for up to 11 teams to trainings and games in order to have playing and safety (shades/first aid kits) equipment available for all participants.
The club has a dynamic and ever expanding membership, moving from four teams to eleven teams in the last eight years. PASC’s membership consists of people from all ages (from 8 years to 75 years) from a diverse range of cultures, backgrounds and social status. There is essential equipment needed to play softball and this can be expensive and exclude members of the community from the sport. This is the reason why PASC provides equipment for use at trainings and games. It is also important that the club equipment is safe for use, organised, well maintained and easily accessed by all PASC players regardless of the grade played.
PASC President – Lynnie Callaghan says “Receiving support from Clubs SA has enabled PASC to have an appropriately sized and safe trailer for all members of the PASC Softball community. It is well known that sport provides many benefits for all people; besides the obvious physical benefits, includes increasing confidence, improving self-esteem, building friendships, developing resilience and reducing obesity as well improving quality of life.”
Clubs SA Sponsorship & Events Coordinator Kristy Amato says, “Clubs SA is proud to assist a Club such as the Port Adelaide Softball Club, providing the trailer ensures all players can have playing and saftety equipment available”
from left to right – Emily Haller, Lynnie Callaghan, Marni Chandler and Georgia Kite