On behalf of the BOMBA Board of Directors I would like to welcome you to the 2016 baseball season. For those of you who are new to BOMBA, welcome to our baseball family.
The upcoming season promises to be the largest in recent history with BOMBA’s registration increasing by approximately 40% from last year. This season we will have over 90 House League baseball teams.
Our Burlington Bulls REP division has also expanded with the addition of a second Junior Rookie Ball team and a 16U Bulls team competing in the newly created Baseball Ontario Elite Division.
BOMBA is also proud and excited to be entering into its fourth year of our Challenger Baseball program Challenger is looking for volunteers to help the Challenger athletes during the season. If you, your player, or someone you know is interested in helping with Challenger Baseball please contact Kelly Scott at email@example.com
As President of BOMBA Baseball, I would like to personally invite you to Parents Night on April 14th at Mainway Auditorium. That night you will have the opportunity to meet BOMBA’s Board of Directors who will provide you with important information about the upcoming season, including the team formation process, uniform pick up and game scheduling. The information night will be divided into two sessions, with the entry level divisions of Blastball, T-Ball, and Soft Toss at 6:30pm and the intermediate and senior divisions of Grasshopper to Midget starting at 7:45pm.
Industry specialists from Corbett’s Source for Sports will be present with baseball equipment for purchase as well as Tyler Patzalek of Power Alley Baseball with information about summer training camps.
With the increased enrollment in 2016 BOMBA is seeking additional House League Team Sponsors. If you or your company would like to learn more about House LeagueTeam Sponsorship opportunities, please contact our Director of Sponsorships through the BOMBA office at 905-631-0211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have volunteered to Coach or Assistant Coach a House League team in 2016, BOMBA will be hosting a police check night at Burloak Sports Centre on Wednesday, April 6th from 6pm – 8pm. All coaching volunteers must provide a police check, issued within the past two years. BOMBA will cover the cost of police checks conducted that evening.
Please keep the weekend of May 6th to 8th available for Baseball is Back – BOMBA’s official opening weekend! Game schedules for this weekend will be distributed and posted on BOMBA’s website by May 1st. During this event, BOMBA will be hosting its first annual “Batting Out Hunger” Food Drive for the Salvation Army. Watch your e-mail for more information about this food drive in the next few weeks.
BOMBA’s Summer Camps will also return this year. The Burlington Summer Baseball Camps are driven by Power Alley Baseball led by Tyler Patzalek. In the coming weeks you will receive an email about the Summer Camps with instructions on how to register. We plan to build on the tremendously positive feedback from the 2015 summer camps and 2016 winter camps to provide a unique development environment for both House League and REP players.
If you are as anxious to get going as we are, this coming week, BOMBA is hosting DK Bats (dkbatcompany.com) who will provide a demo and instruction night(s) about wood bats, used in the Bantam and Midget divisions. DK Bats will be at Burloak Sports Centre from 5pm – 7:30pm Monday March 28th to Wednesday March 30th. Players that purchase a bat will be able to customize colours and have their name engraved on the bat. Everyone is welcome to drop by and learn about DK Bats’ products.
Check the BOMBA website www.baseballburlington.com regularly for information about the season and all of the upcoming season events. The Events Calendar on the website is constantly updated with all of the latest information.
We are very excited about the 2016 season and hope that every athlete has a fantastic experience full of fun and development!
Don’t hesitate to e-mail us if you have any questions throughout the season!
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