Fort McMurray Minor Softball
 Thursday, June 22, 2017  
 




 

Fort McMurray Minor Softball Association

 Annual General Meeting Announcement

 

Our AGM will be held on Sunday, May 31st at 6:30 pm at the SAP Clubhouse (by the Timberlea ball diamonds).  

 

This year offers a very unique situation for our league. For the first time in over 30 years, we have been unable to host a season of softball in Fort McMurray. We have seen much adversity over the last few years, including the removal of our flagship diamonds at MacDonald Island, lack of volunteers, and loss of several board members. All of these struggles came full circle this year, but we are not giving up hope.

 

We believe there is still a chance to renew and revive this amazing sport in our community. The upcoming Western Canadian Summer Games will provide great visibility and new momentum that the Association so desperately needs. Softball is one of the largest spectator sports that the summer games sees. In fact, when the committee from previous games viewed our venue last week, the first thing they said was, “There’s not enough spectator seats!” We have a wonderful opportunity capitalize on the focus and attention our sport will get during this event. It's a fantastic opportunity to expose the young athletes to a higher caliber of softball.

 

In order to see Softball revived in Fort McMurray we need your support, like every non-profit organization we rely on volunteers. Commitment levels are not overly demanding as we have a very short season, Softball in our province at the minor level is only played for the months of May and June. To ensure that we are able to properly support a 2016 season we are in need of committed board members, casino workers (in the next upcoming months) and on field volunteers for the 2016 season. We will also be looking for volunteers to help champion our sport during the games and help us get our name back out in the community. 

 

We grew up loving this game. The life lessons and skills we learned while playing is something many of us still carry to this day. Come out the AGM and show your support for the original game of summer, help us revive the sport of softball in Fort McMurray!

 

* To register as a volunteer for the Summer Games please visit: http://www.2015woodbuffalo.com/register.php, be sure to select Softball as an interest.

 

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