2015 Season Starts

So the first week of the season has completed for the teams playing in the GBMSL.  Before you know it we’ll be winding down and finishing off the season!

This year we have 248 kids registered for baseball in Minesing.  This is our largest enrolment and if we include those that we had to put on a waiting list our registration would be closer to 275!!  It certainly appears that baseball is alive and well in Minesing and area!

This year we will be fielding 12 teams in the GBMSL.  This includes 1 Tyke, 3 Mite, 3 Squirt, 3 Peewee, 1 Bantam and 1 Midget teams.  In our Local League we will have 5 T-Ball and 4 Tyke teams.

For those of you that play or practice at the school diamonds in Minesing you will notice that our annual battle with the Simcoe County District School Board has begun regarding maintenance and grass cutting.  For those that aren’t aware Diamonds 1, 2 and 3 are the responsibility of the school board and Diamond 4 the Township of Springwater.  It is fabulous that we have the use of these school facilities through the Community Use of Schools Program but it is frustrating when they continually look unkempt and run down.

Minesing Minor Ball and the Minesing Recreation Service Board have approached the school about funding repairs and upgrades to the diamonds but until we have permission from the school board we cannot proceed.  Unfortunately we are not in a position to take over maintenance and will have to rely on the board for that function.

So, if you are bothered by the state of our diamonds I encourage you to let your feelings be known to the Maintenance department of the School Board.  We use these diamonds almost every night of the week and host teams from across the County but often we look like poor hosts when visiting teams are subjected to the poor condition of our fields.  Let’s hope that the school board finally gets the message and steps up maintenance!

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2014 Registration

Registration for the 2014 Season starts shortly!  In person registration dates are as follows:

February 27, 2014 – 7pm – 9pm

March 2, 2014 – 10am – 12pm

March 7, 2014 – 7pm – 9pm

March 9, 2014 – 12pm – 2pm

March 16, 2014 – 7pm – 9pm

 All registration takes place at the Minesing Community Centre

 On line registration is available on our website, www.baseball.minesing.ca!

2014 Age Groups

Level

Game Days

Cost

Age Group

T-Ball

Wed @ 6:30pm

$55

Born 2009-2011

Tyke

Mon @ 6:30pm

$70

Born 2006-2008

Mite

Tues @ 6:45pm

$95

Born 2004-2005

Squirt

Wed @ 6:45pm

$110

Born 2002-2003

Peewee

Thurs @ 6:45pm

$110

Born 2000-2001

Bantam

Mon @ 6:45pm

$110

Born 1998-1999

Midget

Tues @ 8:45pm

$110

Born 1995-1997

 

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Fundraising Dinner – June 10, 2013

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Minesing Minor Ball, with the generous support of Boston Pizza Wasaga Beach, held our first ever fundraising dinner on June 10th.

With the costs of running the organization always increasing we were looking for ways to raise additional funds in a way that was not a huge burden on our already busy membership.

Alex and Sandy Smardenka, owners of Boston Pizza Wasaga Beach, stepped up to the plateIMG-20130610-00124 offering to hold a fundraising dinner with the proceeds of ticket sales donated back to Minesing Minor Ball.

We had over 80 players, parents and families enjoy a buffet dinner of pizza, pasta and salad put on by the staff of Boston Pizza.

A great time was had by all and we were successful in raising over $1200 for Minesing Minor Ball to help with the costs of running ball and to keep it an affordable activity for our kids to keep playing.

To put the fundraising $$$ in perspective we recently replaced catchers equipment for the Tyke, Mite and Squirt teams at a cost of just under $1700.  Those funds will go a long way to help with the other costs of running the organization for like uniforms, trophies, umpires, diamond fees, etc.  Without some fundraising the costs of those items have to be covered by increases to registration fees.

Thanks to everyone that attended and don’t forget that throughout the year you can take your family to Boston Pizza and Swiss Chalet in Wasaga Beach and support our fundraising efforts by letting your server know that you are supporting Minesing Minor Ball.  A portion of all food sales throughout the year will also be donated back to Minesing Minor Ball.  So if you’re heading out for lunch/dinner with the family stop by and continue to support our fundraising efforts!

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