11/12 All-Stars Schedule
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11/12 All-Stars Schedule
11s Selects Schedule
Reprinted from Dunbar Residents’ Association Newsletter, Spring 2017
By David Berrington, President, Dunbar Little League
People often assume that I have always loved the game of baseball, given my current role President of Dunbar Little League (DLL). But that’s not the case.
Like most parents with young children, I used to put my kid in lots of activities, including swimming, soccer, gymnastics, and yes we also tried baseball.
Since that first season back in 2007, which happened to be the 50th anniversary of DLL, our family, like many before and after, had joined the baseball community. We were hooked. It started with that first swing of the bat when my oldest son was a mere 4 years old.
Over the last 10 years I have watched our neighbourhood kids grow up at the park. Many kids get their first taste of independence through DLL. The park is such a magnetic draw for kids. Baseball season offers that first right of passage for young people, the opportunity to walk to the park alone, often starting around age 10. Boasting a few dollars in their pocket, kids can get a treat at the “sugar shack” (the affectionate name for DLL’s concession, open during all games). Parents know we don’t have to worry about our kids at the park. They are surrounded by dozens of neighbour parents who we know and trust (and are just a cell phone call away). Many of those neighbours who I’ve met through DLL are now my closest friends. You can see many of those same former players still active in our community, some of them returning to DLL as youth coaches and umpires, and a number of former players now working as young employees at the new Stong’s. DLL is part of the fabric of building community for so many families in Dunbar.
Being part of this community spirit ignited my passion for DLL. I am in my 5th and final year as president of this amazing league. I will miss being so heavily involved (although most volunteers never fully leave, they all come back to take in a game and re-experience some of that DLL magic). As a president and active volunteer leader, I’m not worried about the league’s future. There are good people with a similar passion who are taking on key roles. As volunteers, we don’t own the league, despite our collective passion and commitment to it. We are just caretakers of a wonderful community asset that continues to thrive in Dunbar.
As DLL enters its 60th anniversary in 2017, we will celebrate those six decades of being special. We will invite present and former Dunbarites to join with us in celebrating this unique league through events to be planned this year. For more information on DLL’s plans for its 60th anniversary, visit the website at www.dunbarbaseball.ca
2017 Majors Rosters
Congratulations to all the following players who were selected in the Majors draft which was held on March 1st. 41 players were drafted to fill up the rosters of the six teams. Teams were only permitted to draft one 10-year old per team as we had sufficient numbers of available 12 and 11 year olds in the draft.
Players not selected in the draft will be placed on a Minor A Senior team. Minor A team assignments and the schedule will be announced before Spring Break.
|Amherst Vets||Buntain Insurance||Cool Air Rentals|
|Charlie McConville||Alan McLachlan||Ross Mohammed|
|Max Ackermann||Jaron Palaschuk||Noah Goodine|
|Blake Nelson||Dylan Berrington-Dom||Anson Sutter|
|Jeffrey Kladko||Jamie Patterson||Ryan MacLean|
|Marcus Lauinger||Liam O’Riley||Malcolm Liang|
|Finn Redmond||Harrison Macdougall||Ryan Gurney|
|Josh Hamilton||Daniel Chen||Max Shimizu|
|Noa Pulver||Tyson Chernen||Jared Chin|
|Oliver Clements||Robert Jaques||Noah Shew|
|John Zioulas||Matt Lowther||Wyatt Lambert|
|Malcolm Saddy-McLellan||Max Dorrington||Teegan Sara|
|Keaton O’Kennedy||Alex Wyner||Zach Greidanus|
|McDermott’s Auto Body||Stongs’ Grocers||Stongs’ Meats|
|Jonny Gray||Alex Cole||Jack Cox|
|Ty Trotman||Sam Anthony||Blake Hunter|
|Carter Lam||Erin Parzygnat||Matthew Graham|
|Eitan Nurick||James Surless||Parker Eastwood-Lilles|
|Lucy McPherson||Atticus Fisher||Hunter Cochrane|
|Lucas Cannon||Micah Sacks||Daryan Lindsay|
|Tobias Gladders||Kate Illing||Adrian McKorcza|
|Sam Dunn||Mattias Uyeda||Ben Luelfesmann|
|Matt Vrlak||Keefer Elliott||Evan Gorter|
|Liam Turnbull||James Hohmann||Will Dunn|
|Sebastian Minns||Shem Liknaitzki||Peter Neill|
|Lucas Epp||Cameron MacDonald||Marco Mitchell|
All of our divisions are on track to be full, except T-Ball, where we still have lots of room for kids new to playing baseball, and you can help and be rewarded in return. Please reach out to friends and neighbours who have baseball kids who are in preschool, kindergarten and grade one (baseball ages 4, 5 and 6).
To secure your referral please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of your referral. Upon successful registration you will be sent your referral fee by e-transfer. T-Ball registration will be open for most of February. Current registrants can earn as many referral payments as T-Ballers you refer, so start referring!
Please be reminded that the regular online registation closes on January 31, 2017 for the Minor B, Minor A and Majors Divisions. Register now at http://dunbarbaseball.ca/registration. A spot for your child can only be guaranteed if you register by the deadline.
If your player has aged out of little league then please register now for Vancouver Community Baseball at http://www.vancouvercommunitybaseball.com.
If you have any questions about registration for the 2017 season please email me or email@example.com.
The snow has melted and it feels more like baseball season – it’s raining! Only 79 more days until Opening Day on April 8, DLL’s 60th Season!