State grant awarded to recreation project in 184th District
HARRISBURG, April 22 – State Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Phila., announced a $68,751 Commonwealth Financing Authority grant was awarded to the Southeast Youth Athletic Association for the installation of lights at its baseball field.
“SEYAA is a multi-sport volunteer organization that has served kids from south Philly, and across the region, for over 25 years,” Fiedler said. “They reach more than 800 kids through their baseball programs. This investment will allow them to continue to meet the needs of the families that they serve, enabling extended programing beyond daylight hours to keep up with the growing size of their community leagues. This project represents an important pillar of their overall vision to modernize their fields, to ensure the children who participate in their programs have a safe and sustainable place to play.”
"SEYAA is so grateful and elated to receive this grant,” said Joann McAfree, SEYAA administrator. “State Representative Elizabeth Fiedler and Senator Nikil Saval assisted us in achieving this great goal. We now can light our main baseball field which never had lights. This will allow for more playing time for our older divisions. It is an accomplishment that we have been trying to reach for the past 20 years.”
The Commonwealth Financing Authority was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development to administer Pennsylvania's economic stimulus packages. The CFA holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania's economic growth.