At the Brighton Board of Education meeting this week, the board accepted a gift of $50,000 to improve the athletic fields at Hawkins Elementary School.

Superintendent Greg Gray tells WHMI the outdoor athletic facilities at Hawkins are used not only for baseball and softball but other sports, such as lacrosse, as well. And the Hawkins fields are utilized not only by Hawkins students but by students from other elementary schools in the district. The Brighton Youth Baseball-Softball Program is a nonprofit organization that gives children ages 8-18 an opportunity to play travel ball. (TT)