Presidents Message (Dundas Little League)

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A message from our President, Robin Harding: 

Hello DLL families.

In addition to all the planning activities that are happening this month, we are  also celebrating National Volunteer Week.  (did you know that was a thing?)  It is a week to honour all the wonderful people that put their time and effort into organizations like ours, and we send huge THANK YOU's to each of you who contribute. 
Whether you are a new or 'seasoned' volunteer, and whether you spend a few hours a season, or spend a few hours a week throughout the year,  we sincerely appreciate the time you have taken out of your personal lives to help build up our young players, and ensure they have a true Little League experience.  They thank you too.

With the support of our tireless volunteers, we continue to grow our membership throughout our catchment area in West Hamilton, Flamborough and Waterdown. In recent years, we have had well over 250 players, playing on 25+ teams, all propped up by 100+ volunteers.  This is big stuff!

Did you also know that there are a couple of special awards to honour our amazing volunteers each year?  The Wes Snihur Award,  which is presented on Opening Day, honours a special Dundas Little League volunteer annually. 

Our District (roughly Toronto, around the lake to Stoney Creek) also nominates a volunteer for the Marthe Dubroy Award every year, and so we are actively recruiting nominations for both.  Please forward nominations to by 26-Apr for consideration.  Here are notes on both awards:

Wes Snihur was a longtime passionate volunteer in Little League and minor baseball. He took on various roles including coaching, umpiring, board member and District administrator for District #1 Little League Ontario. Wes Snihur passed away in August of 2010 after a battle with cancer. In the year following his passing, Dundas Little League sought a way to memorialize Wes, in a way that Wes would have appreciated. This award is presented not just to a dedicated volunteer, but someone who has impacted baseball in Dundas in a very positive way, over a long period of time.

Marthe Dubroy Award information click here

One last big THANK YOU to our amazing volunteers.  They are working like mad right now to get our season off to a great start, so be sure to add your own thanks when you see them on Opening Day.  The countdown is on!
Robin Harding
President, Dundas Little League