Sunderland Lions Club working with Township to install beach volleyball courts at fairgrounds

With a bit of teamwork from the Township of Brock and the Sunderland Lions Club, residents will soon be able to hit the court for a bit of beach volleyball at the village’s fairgrounds.

Township council has agreed to partner with the group to install a pair of courts on the southwest corner of the property, adjacent to the skatepark.

“We are hoping the township would cover the costs of equipment and labour (through its own resources with the works department) to excavate the area, while the club will provide the labor and financial means to install the volleyball equipment,” reads a letter from Matt Gross.

“We are in conversations with Lafarge to have the aggregate supplies needed donated or provided at a discounted rate.”

The Lions host a beach volleyball tournament annually as part of its fundraising Summerfest event, which is tentatively booked for June 15 this year.

“With the new subdivision built, it is no longer possible for us to hold the event with the temporary courts as we have in the past, as removal of the sand after the event becomes an issue. Hence the need for permanent courts,” the letter reads.

“It is the Lions intent that each spring we would care for the courts and top them up with sand while we also provide our sandbox fill-up event.”

The letter also notes that the club is looking into the possibility of forming a league through the summer months.

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