HotDog Day - Saturday June 25, 2016
End of season wrap-up -- and start of summer!Updated Thursday July 14, 2016 by Stanley Park Baseball.
PHOTO: Erick Traplin was back providing the entertainment at Wilson Park on Sat. June 25 for the season-ending HotDog Day celebration.
Notice regarding our 2016 wrap-up party to all the coaches, parents, players and officials, friends and relatives
We ended our 2016 season with the annual wrap-up celebration on Saturday June 25 at Wilson Park. All blastball teams had their final game at 10:00 a.m. Each had a pre-assigned spot along the edge of the soccer field - 17 mini-games!
Championship games (All games were 9:00 am starts)
Wilson Park # 1 (nearest the tents): Sr 3-Pitch Championship: PSG Plumbing vs Tentworks ---- Tentworks (1st place in season play) emerged victorious.
Wilson Park #2 (by the concession stand): Sr 3-Pitch Consolation: KRT Service vs DieKat with KRT taking the Consolation Championship.
Wilson Park #3 (behind the Community Centre): Jr 3-Pitch Championship: Milton's vs Alfran Trophies with Milton's repeating as Champions (23 - 22)
Wilson Park #4: (Furthest behind the Community Centre): Sr T-Ball Championship: PSG Masonry vs First Choice Haircutters with First Choice taking home the Championship trophy.
All other teams finished their season during the dyas leading up to the 25th ( as per schedule) with coaches requested to return the team's equipment (void of garbage and personal items) to our equipment shed at Franklin School immediately following the completion of the team's final game. Coaches of teams with Saturday games at Wilson Park were requested to return the team's equipment to our "trophy" tent immediately following their Saturday game.
The team's food tickets and all the players' trading cards were ready for pickup at the trophy tent commencing at 10:30 am.
The entertainment, food, activities (Rangers Street Team, jumping castle, slide, etc.) and face-painting booths were open at 10:30 am. Open ceremonies commenced shortly after 11:00 am (as soon as the games eneded) with welcomes from the Mayor, local Councillors and special guest Mandy Bujold, reigning Canadian 10-time Boxing Champion and the area's 2-time Athlete of the Year. Individual and team trophy presentations will followed and then (shortly after 11:30 am) the coaches were paged to pickup their team's player photos and trophies. (Blastball teams first, followed by Jr TBall, Sr TBall, Jr 3 Pitch and Sr 3 Pitch - with NO break in between.)
As there were quite a few items to be passed out and we wanted to personally thank all the team's volunteers, all key assistants/helpers we invited to join in the "receiving line" exchanges.
Late-comers were advised to make arrangments to meet up with their team at a specific place. (It was crowded!) If you couldn't make this event, know that one of the coaches of your team has your trophy, trading cards and photo package so you need to contact your team's coaching staff to collect said items.
All activites and such were open until 1:00 pm. Everything was free for all registered players, coaches and umpires - except there was a charge for candy floss. Donations always graciously accepted for inclusion of others. Thanks to those who helped clean up!
Have a great summer and keep practising!
General note regarding our annual wrap-up celebration
Everyone is encouraged to stay, have some fun and enjoy the festivities. It's a big party. Players and coaches should be in uniform please. There will be a PKG Photo booth on-site for free souvenir photos. Invite your team's sponsor - many would love to attend and celebrate with their team.
Baseball gloves: We have some "lost" gloves and misc. items in our lost and found at the trophy tent. Also, donations of used gloves (and any surplus bats, helmets, etc.) appreciated so we can provide same to those in need of such in future seasons. Let's all share the fun!
Plan to come and celebrate the end of our season -- and the start of summer!