A message from our new President, Robin Harding:
Hello Baseball Families, and welcome to our 2023 Season!
Some families may still be deep into hockey and skiing thoughts, but rest assured that our Board, Executive and coaches are already deep into baseball. This year, we introduced an elite training program for our Minor and Major-aged players, from October to April, and have added a House League focused Winter Warm Up for this age group, along with elite training for our Coach Pitch-aged players from January to April. Lots of great feedback so far!
Plans are also underway to host 4 tournaments, including the District Minor tournament, which brings in the Minor All-Star teams in our District (High Park through Stoney Creek) for a week of various match-ups. The winner goes on to represent our District at the Provincial tournament the following week. There is a similar tournament for the Major All-Star teams that leads to Provincial and National championships, and then to the Little League World Series. Very cool! Last year, the team from Ancaster represented our District and went on to represent Ontario in the Canadian Championship! We are striving to be that representative this year.
Registration and sponsorship opportunities are also well underway. Please check out (and share with friends!) these sections on our website, and always feel free to reach out with questions. The front page will continue to be updated with the latest news and information as we get closer to Opening Day (13-May).
Our programs are fully delivered by volunteers - both with and without players in the League - and we are always looking for support to add to our fabulous team. Please keep an eye on our website and social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter) for information on how you can help, or contact me directly at email@example.com.
On another note, we want to take this opportunity to acknowledge an incredible volunteer with our League, Amy Yanover. Amy always gave 110% to every 'job' she had, whether it was mom, teacher, volunteer or fighting breast cancer. Sadly, she passed away on 9-Jan, leaving a deep legacy of volunteerism, including many years with Dundas Little League as a Coach, Board member and President. Amy gave countless hours to local hockey, theatre, sewing and other organizations, and was a much-loved teacher at Sir Allan MacNab Secondary School. I personally remember her warm smile and infectious enthusiasm for Dundas Little League. That energy and dedication encouraged me to join the Board several years ago, and I will endeavour to keep that spark going.
We send our sincere condolences to Amy's family, some of whom were also involved in the League. For those that are inclined, memorial donations can be made to the Juravinski Cancer Centre or Margaret's Place Hospice.
Thanks again to all who continue to support our great League. Nearly 250 players took part in our programs last year and we plan to make an even bigger impact in 2023. The countdown is on to Opening Day!
President, Dundas Little League