Matthew Belson over at WickedLocal.com has an interesting article, “Orleans Citizens Cry Foul Over Loss of Yawkey Grant.” Matthew writes that the Orleans Cardinals and the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox are the only teams yet to receive a $150,000 grant from Yawkey, a Boston-based foundation that has helped support Cape Cod baseball for years.
Yawkey requires a local community match – or financial support – in order to qualify for its grant money. It appears that the town of Orleans appropriated dollars for an irrigation system rather than for the protective netting that would help to meet league safety policies.
You’ll have to read Matthew’s piece to sort it all out. Seems like the protective netting should have been the priority in Orleans.