PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Updated Saturday April 28, 2018 by BMB Admin.

Players/Parents/Coaches/Volunteers: 

Hello everyone and welcome to the start of what we hope will be another awesome Summer of baseball, family and friendships. We have record growth again this season in Brandon Minor Baseball (460 players, 95 coaches/volunteers), and as it continues to grow we are faced with new challenges. This season, we have outgrown our space at Simplot Millennium Park, and have programming at Ecole Harrison as well as Green Acres fields. Obviously with more and more numbers, we require more and more volunteers. 1 out of every 5 people registered with BMBA is also a volunteer (coach, manager, etc). Truly amazing!

Without this attitude of unselfishness and willingness to give back to our community, none of the success in BMBA would be realized. We also have dedicated volunteers with no 'dog in the fight' so to speak. These people give back because they love the game and want to share their expertise, experience and wisdom with the new generations. Jack Reynolds, Bruce Luebke and Jack Urbanski are just a few of the many people who help to make this association the best it can be. Our executive here at BMBA needs to be thanked also for their willingness to give up their time, share ideas, debate and be present at meetings. So much work happens behind the scenes and it does not go un-noticed. The BMBA executive truly makes my job as President an enjoyable one. 

We have also tried a couple of new programs this season already. We had winter programming for BMBA players, which filled up instantaneously. Also, we had a 1st time try-it experience called BatterUp! which was so successful we added a second session. These programs were spearheaded by Glen Simard and Shane Sanko, who continue to work tirelessly for the players in our city. Our Pee Wee AAA Marlins team has joined the Winnipeg AAA league, and we wish them all the best this season, representing Brandon and BMBA. 

So before we get started with night games, Monster Mania, eating Spitz, Jamborees, double headers, canteen hot dogs, hosting the Western Canadian Pee Wee Championships, and all of the fun, i wanted to make sure that everyone knows how much their efforts, time and energy is appreciated by all of us here at Brandon Minor Baseball. You truly are the stars of this association. Keep on shining!!

Make sure you come up and say "Hi" when you are at the diamonds, and I will do my best to get around and thank our dozens of unsung heroes who really make this association the best minor sports association in Manitoba.

So I guess there's only one thing left to say... PLAY BALL! 

 

Blake Stephens

President

Brandon Minor Baseball