Our Optimist Club, in conjunction with the Stanley Park Community Association, was pleased to be able to bring Santa to the Stanley Park area on Saturday Dec. 19. Club President Mark Kerr and Vice-President Carole Kerr filled star roles as "Santa and Mrs. Claus Came to Town". They rode in a horse drawn carriage around the streets of Stanley Park wishing residents a "Merry Christmas". (See photos of the event) Next year, hopefully there'll be a full-fledged parade again!
(If you stayed registered with us through 2020, your spot for 2021 is already assured when we get a "go"so no need to contact us; you'll be asked to confirm your participation and update your playing requests, etc. at that time.)
Welcome to our new Stanley Park website! This website gives us the ability to communicate better with everyone in the organization and all our ball teams and participants. We hope you'll be as excited as we are over this undertaking and use it to keep informed about your team and in contact with your team-mates. There's a mobile app as well! Your contributions - photos, articles, news, etc. are all welcome and solicited. Work with your team's representatives: coaches & web-admin volunteers to keep in touch and record some history.
Since the mid-70s, there has been T-Ball in Stanley Park (except during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020). Since taking over the responsibility for running it, it's been one of The Optimist Club of Stanley Park's major programs --- and still is! Our Ball Program has branched out to our current offering which includes Blastball, two levels of T-Ball and two levels of 3-Pitch. Each league is based on age with an overlapping year at the upper & lower ends of the age bracket to accommodate players of different skill levels, interest, maturity, etc. All play is co-ed at the recreational level. Information on each league is available on this website. There are also numerous articles and tips for players, parents, coaches and officials. Please browse the site and then, hopefully you're interested in joining us, you can register online! We plan to open registration for our 2021 season for play under safety restrictions ... when we get permission to use the diamonds and when conditions are safe to do so. As of Feb.6, 2021, the earliest start date for our 2021 season is May 11 but we fully expect this may be delayed. If so, our season may extend into the summer months. Better safe than sorry! Better late than never!
For general information on our 2021 season's Blastball, T-Ball and 3-Pitch leagues - and on-line registration access (when it opens) - please click here.
In 2019, we had 45 teams involving over 520 players, 130 to 170 coaches (& assistants), numerous additional volunteers and 37 umpires & scorekeepers to keep things organized. We hope you'll want to be involved. The Covid-19 Pandemic forced us to cancel our 2020 season but we plan to be back in 2021 --- we're ready when it's safe to get the equipment out for you to play!