PHOTO: The Sportco team and their Senior T-Ball Championship trophy! Well done!
This was the annual wrap-up party for the Blastball, T-Ball and 3-Pitch program. It was usually held the last Saturday in June before school ended for the summer and included the championship games, medallion presentations to all participants, refreshments and a variety of activities. For the 2019 season, players will receive their photos, trading cards, medallions, etc. at their final game (during the week ending June 22) which will be scheduled in compliance with their team's preferred playing days.
Activities varied somewhat from year to year but often included face-painting, a "jumping" http://www.stanleyparkoptimist.com/album/841castle (or two), a promotional booth from the City (life-saving in 2017 and 2018), and more! A light lunch (hot-dogs --- 1,600 on hand for 2018 --- that's light!) and entertainment by ERICK.
2018's event included healthy snacks for all players (clementine oranges, fibre bars and juice pack) in addition to a bottle of water and a hotdog! The rain dampened things a bit in 2018 --- perhaps an understatement --- but when it let up, the celebration was even better!
Tentworks provided a HUGE tent for our headquarters operation and the Stanley Park Optimist Club brought numerous tents so the food, entertainment and Kitchener swim camp could operate throughout and people needing a dry spot had some shelter. We hoped for SUN! Well, at least the real rain was relatively brief and the plants needed some water!
All activities (except candy floss) were free for registered players wearing their uniform. Players (through their coaches) were each provided with a "food ticket" good for a hot-dog and drink. An agenda was provided for each year's event with times varying depending on the finishing times of the games, weather conditions and actual enrolment figures in the various leagues.
HIGHLITES FROM HOTDOG DAY 2018: The wrap-up party!
TEAM TROPHIES, PHOTOS, ETC. Team coaches started receiving these for their players starting approx. 10:40 with BLASTBALL, followed immediately by JUNIOR T-BALL, SENIOR T-BALL, and then the 3 PITCH teams. The whole procedure took just over 45 minutes.
OPENING CEREMONIES (Remarks from the Mayor, etc) took place at approximately: 11:25 AM. followed by individual recognition awards.
PHOTO: Some of the players who received individual recognition for their performance and contributions:(Back: L-R) Proctor Carson,Brooke Puumalainen, Farah McKellar, Rylie Heimbecker. (Front): Evan Hamilton, Eoin Godfrey and Phoenix Loschnig
ERICK was back playing before noon and entertained right through to 1:00 PM. Those that came at 1:00 pm missed everything and we missed you! Contact your team's coach to arrange to pick up your child's items. Have a great summer!
Photos of the 2018 HotDog Day Wrap-up Event
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|R & S Screening||7||3||4||0||.429||6||66||67||-1||L2||2-4-0|
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