Baseball uniforms headed to Cuba from Springhill Minor Baseball

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SPRINGHILL - Baseball is a universal language that children speak throughout the world.

And young Springhillers are speaking the language of baseball to little leaguers in Cuba by sending them their old uniforms.

SPRINGHILL - Baseball is a universal language that children speak throughout the world.

And young Springhillers are speaking the language of baseball to little leaguers in Cuba by sending them their old uniforms.

The old Fencebuster and Dennys uniforms will be going to Cuba in the New Year, Baseball coach Jim Melanson said. The idea of bringing the uniforms to Cuba was Doug Chatfields, which I thought was a good gesture.

Doug Chatfield will take the Fencebuster uniforms to Cuba, while Denny Rushton will take the Dennys uniforms to Cuba.

The extra uniforms became available after little leaguers obtained 102 new Fencebuster uniforms over the summer.

Children who are ten and older wear the uniforms with all the old Fencebusters name on them.

It was a blessing that we were able to obtain the money for the new uniforms, Melanson said. Now in turn, if the old uniforms can be used I will be happy.

Children aged 7, 8 and 9 wear the Legion uniforms which the legion buys for the ball players when they are needed.

MLA for Cumberland South, Murray Scott says he cant say enough about the work the men have done for area youth.

These guys have been involved with kids for many, many years, Scott said. They give a lot to kids here and it just makes sense that theyll give to other kids in the world.

Our kids here have so much and there are kids in parts of the world like Cuba where they have nothing, Scott added. I think its a tremendous thing these Nova Scotians are doing so other kids can enjoy the things that we sometimes take for granted.

Geographic location: Cuba, Cumberland South

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