Brampton - Brampton is a world-class city and it gives me immense pleasure to put down the welcome mat for globally-renowned athletes, from upwards of 24 international teams, who will compete on our fields, Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell said.
Fennell made the comments during the media launch for the 2013 Junior Women’s World Fastpitch Championship, taking place in Brampton from July 1st to July 7th. This marks the first time Ontario has ever hosted an International Softball Federation (ISF) world championship. Fennell was joined by Minister of State (Sports) Bal Gosal, along with representatives from the Brampton Girls Softball Association, Team Canada, the ISF Junior Women’s World Championship committee, and Regional Councillor John Sprovieri.
“Brampton is a proud sports city, home to thousands of passionate fans and great volunteers,” Fennell said. “It only makes sense that the games come to Brampton – they belong here.”
City Council and staff have worked tirelessly to ensure these games are a home run. The City committed over $400,000 to upgrade Brampton facilities at the Old Brampton Fairgrounds Park and South Fletchers Park.
Fennell added that “these investments are lasting improvements. They will lead to new opportunities and future potential sporting events and competitions.” The event is expected to attract several thousand spectators over the course of seven days and is consistent with the City of Brampton’s sports and tourism initiatives.
Fennell said “I invite everyone visiting us to explore the beautiful Flower City that is Brampton. Dine out at one of our famous restaurants; take in a performance at the Rose Theatre; or Züm on our Bus Rapid Transit system to the Bramalea City Centre for premium shopping.”
Fennell concluded “I want members of Team Canada to know, that over half a million Bramptonians will be cheering for you next week. We wish you the very best.”