POTTSTOWN, Pa. - Local children and residents will soon have more baseball fields and soccer fields to play on through a partnership between Limerick Township and Limerick Generating Station. Earlier this year, with the help of a $150,000 contribution from Exelon Nuclear, Limerick Township was able to purchase the Linfield Sports Park.
Linfield Sports Park is a 17.5 acre active recreational facility with a softball field, sports pavilion and multipurpose field. In 2011, the township will upgrade the park by adding more fields, such as additional softball fields and multipurpose fields for lacrosse and soccer. The pavilion will also be upgraded.
"Limerick Generating Station's contribution to the township has helped us greatly over the past few years to upgrade our recreational facilities for the good of all of our residents," said Limerick Township Board of Supervisors Chairman Kenneth W. Sperring, Jr. "We are looking forward to the upgrades that will come in 2011 so that additional teams will be able to use our fields and families and organizations can use the pavilions."
Contributions from Exelon Nuclear have also been used to refurbish Manderach Memorial Playground and support the township's summer concert series and Limerick Community Day. Funds have also been given to the Linfield and Limerick Fire companies and helped pay for the expansion of the Limerick Township Police Department building.
"It is important to everyone at Limerick Generating Station that we are a good neighbor and are able to partner with Limerick Township to provide excellent recreational facilities for area residents," said Bill Maguire, Limerick site vice president. "Many of Limerick's employees live in this community and are able to benefit from the facilities that Limerick Township provides, making this area a great place to live, work and raise a family."
In 2009, Limerick Generating Station committed to a $500,000 donation to Limerick Township, spanning four years. As part of that donation, each year, Limerick Generating Station donates $150,000 that the township uses for parks and recreation projects and for local first responders. For more information about Limerick Generating Station, visit www.exeloncorp.com/limerick