TOMS RIVER, NJ – The Toms River East Little League will soon be getting a turf upgrade on its fields in the form of a $386k check courtesy of the American Rescue Plan.
Toms River Mayor Maurice Hill distributed the Biden Administration’s federal funding, granting the league $386,250 in federal funds. That money will also be used to install lights at the field.
“The league’s leadership is using the funds to improve the safety of their field on Windsor Ave with new turf for the infield (artificial) and outfield (sod) and new lights for night games,” Toms River Township said in a statement today.
Former Major League Baseball player Todd Frazier, a former Toms River East Little League player and 1998 Little League World Series champion joined league officials t accept the check on behalf of the township of Toms River.
The American Rescue Plan is a federal program aimed at helping Americans recover financially from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“TRELL is a vital member of the Toms River community, contributing mightily to development of our children. They consistently make our Township proud and represent us well throughout the country,” said Toms River Mayor Mo Hill. “I thank TRELL President Tommy Noone, Township Liaison Bob Gould, Todd Frazier, as well as the entire TRELL board for their leadership and assistance in making this project a reality.”