Canada Fluorspar Inc. (CFI) announced Monday it’s donating a state-of-the-art scoreboard to the soccer association.
CEO Lindsay Gorrill presented association president Hubert Beck with a picture of the board.
“CFI is committed to being an exceptional corporate citizen — embracing community spirit by supporting community initiatives and providing a firm foundation to ensure the well-being of our employees and their families,” Gorrill said.
He said giving back to the community is a sign of the company’s commitment to the town and its residents.
Gorrill said CFI worked with the council to see where money was needed.
“We think that making a contribution to soccer development was an excellent fit,” he said.
The company hopes to have the scoreboard installed by the end of July.
Beck said he was taken by surprise when he first received word of the donation.
“It is pretty exciting,” he said of the March 7 announcement.
“We have a lot of soccer happening in St. Lawrence this year; we are hosting the Provincial Challenge Cup.”
He said the new clock will help add to the sense of community pride.
“We pride ourselves on having the best natural grass field in Eastern Canada, and now to be able to put a nice score clock up around there for the fans…,” Beck said.
Beck said the association has needed a new board for a long time.
“We’ve sort of been struggling financially, like everybody else,” he said. “It's sort of pushed off to the side — put on the back burner ’til times got a little better. So for somebody today to come in right out of the blue today — make a donation like that magnitude is pretty exciting for us here in St. Lawrence today.”