Tuesday, July 03, 2012


Fredericton North Rotary Club and the City of Fredericton jointly announce new additions at Royals Field in Honour of Bob Kenny


 Fredericton, NB, (June 29, 2012) - The Fredericton North Rotary Club, in conjunction with the City of Fredericton are pleased to announce funding for the construction of new dugouts at historic Royals Field and dedicate them in honour of Fredericton resident Bob Kenny.

In the fall of this year, after the baseball season has concluded, the construction of the new dugouts will start thanks to generous grants from the Toronto Blue Jays, the Fredericton North Rotary Club, Grant Thornton and the City of Fredericton.

Kenny is a long time resident who is well known for his contributions and fundraising activities in Fredericton. 

In the fall of this year, after the baseball season has concluded, the construction of the new dugouts will start thanks to generous grants from the Toronto Blue Jays, the Fredericton North Rotary Club, Grant Thornton and the City of Fredericton.
Kenny is a long time resident who is well known for his contributions and fundraising activities in Fredericton. 

On hand for the announcement was Fredericton Mayor Brad Woodside, former Toronto Blue Jays and World Series hero Joe Carter, Deputy Chair of TD Bank Group and former New Brunswick Premier, Frank McKenna and Bob Kenny. Also present were representatives of Grant Thornton, Jays Care Foundation, the Toronto Blue Jays, the Fredericton North Rotary Club and TD Bank Group.

“Widely considered the most historic field in the province, having just celebrated its 100th anniversary, we are excited that this necessary refurbishment will be complete and ready in time for the 2013 season,” said Mayor Woodside.  “I would like to add a special thank you to Joe Carter for attending and, of course, the corporate community for stepping up to the plate to fund this project.”

“Bob Kenny has worked tirelessly over the last forty years in supporting a wide range of community service organizations in Fredericton,” said Frank McKenna. “Bob has always been very passionate about baseball and I can think of no better tribute to him and his legacy than renaming the dugouts at Royal Field in his honour.”

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