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"2017 KMBA Outlook and Dates"
Submitted By Jay Bell on Friday, February 10, 2017
Hello Folks,  
Well it’s that time of year again when we start thinking of warm weather, homeruns and summer fun for girls and boys of our area.  2016 was a great year that saw our program grow 90% in just the last 2 years.  Some of our 2016 program highlights include:

·         The OBA Pee Wee Team played in the Canadian National Exhibition Tourney for the first time in 20 years.

·         We had our 1
st Annual KMBA Baseball Camp led by former MLB player, 2-time Cy Young and World Series MVP Brett Saberhagen in July with 106 participants.

·         We had 4 Bantam age players that represented the WOBA for the Ontario Summer Games hosted in Mississauga in July.

·         We hosted 4 Ontario Baseball Tourney’s and 1 Western Ontario Baseball Championship that brought 70 teams from across our province to our town and surrounding area.

·         We started a WOBA team for Rookie Ball for this first time in several years.

·         Our “Pay it Forward” initiative had our Pee Wee thru Midget players give back volunteering over 400 hrs to KMBA….including help with the grooming the diamonds, food booth, KMBA Baseball Camp…we have wonderful young people that are jewels of our program.

·         We had our 3
rd Annual KMBA Baseball Day partnered with the Kincardine Cubs Mike McLelland Classic.

The 2017 look ahead is very exciting and here are some dates to write down:

·         KMBA Registration is at the Davidson Center Lobby 6:30-8:30pm

Tuesday March 7th, Thursday March 9th, Wednesday March 22th kincardineminorbaseball.ca

·         Our number 1 KMBA 2017 initiative is to find out if there is interest in girls fastball or baseball.  We are finding that our girls are not playing much past mosquito.  We want to build our girls program so they can view baseball or softball as something they can play all the way through their childhood.  We have offered girls softball at registration this year for 2005’s thru 2008 to see if there is interest.  To make it clear….if your young lady wants to play baseball and not softball that’s great too! You have the option.

·         2
nd Annual KMBA Baseball Camp Featuring former Blue Jay and 2-time Gold Glove winner Jesse Barfield July 12th & 13th.  We anticipate big numbers this year so please sign up early…we really want our local kids get a head start for sign up.  kincardineminorbaseballcamp.ca (this is a different site then our KMBA.

·         4
th Annual KMBA Baseball Day July 2nd @ Connaught Park partnering with Kincardine Cubs who are playing a Double Header…more activities to be announced as we get closer.

·         We will be holding a KMBA Picture Day this year.  We have a company that will do the pictures (Team and individual pictures are included in your registration) and parents will have opportunity buy banners, Baseball Cards etc. with your kids on them.

·         Umpire Clinic in Kincardine Date TBD

·         Hosting 4 OBA Tourney’s and 1 WOBA Championship this year again.

As our KMBA program grows the need for Coaches, Volunteers and Sponsors is vital to keeping us going in the right direction.

If interested in Coaching T-Ball, Rookie Ball or Girls Softball Please contact myself [email protected]

If interested in Coaching Mosquito thru Midget please contact VP of Out of Town Baseball Len Arnold [email protected]

We are also looking for volunteers to help our Tournament Director, the 2
nd Annual KMBA Baseball Camp, 4th Annual KMBA Baseball Day and some to Assist with our Pay it Forward Program.  Please contact myself or Warren Beisel [email protected]

Thank you so much for your support and look forward to seeing you at the Ball Park soon!

Jay Bell

KMBA Prez 

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