In the mid 1970s the late Judge Hugh MacPherson donated some land in the center of the community of St. Andrews for softball fields. One regulation size field and another smaller field were built. In June 2008 a player was seriously injured when he went backwards over the 4’ fence while attempting to catch a fly ball. It was time for improvements to the ball fields.
Work has begun to fill and level the fields, increase the height of the outfield and sideline fences, improve the drainage of the area and construct new grandstands, backstops and the canteen/storage facility. The total cost of the project is $77, 771. The Municipality of the County of Antigonish contributed $20,998 and $17,950 will be in-kind contributions. The St. Andrews Softball Association is well on the way to raising the remaining amount. These upgrades will greatly benefit future generations of ball players.