On August 23, 2017, come on out to Turner Park on the Hamilton Mountain for a short and fun 1-hour baseball game inspired by Hamilton’s Homeless Baseball League, and stay for a delicious barbecue! This event runs from 12-2 p.m. Come spend a short amount of time at our first-ever Mini Baseball BBQ event, and make a huge lasting impact in the lives of those escaping poverty in Hamilton.
Registration is now open, and teams of 10 people (men, women & youth 14+) can sign up to play for $200/team ($20 per person) at your choice of 12 pm or 1 pm. Individual players are also welcome to register for $20 and will be assigned to an existing team.
Is this a tournament?
No, Wesley’s Baseball Day 2017 event is not a competitive tournament. There will be no winners or losers – just a group of people getting together to play baseball and to strike out homelessness in Hamilton! 100% of proceeds from Baseball day will benefit Wesley’s Recreational Therapy programs, which provides year-round positive and productive activities for adults and youth escaping homelessness in our community.
Will these be full baseball games?
No, the style of baseball has been inspired by the Wesley-run Homeless Baseball League, one of our most popular Recreation Therapy activities. Games are casual and less than an hour long – everyone gets a chance at bat. The emphasis is on having fun, and no baseball skills are required to play! Full rules will be posted closer to the event.
What’s with the “Mini”?
The “Mini” in the event name refers to the length of the games being played. The concept of this event is to spend a short amount of time, and make a big lasting impact in the lives of those escaping poverty in our community. We know everyone lives busy lives so we wanted to put together a charity event that is reflective of that. Stay for the whole event, or just for your game – it’s up to you!
I want to support Baseball Day, but don’t want to play baseball
No problem! Baseball day is all about leveling the playing field, and if you’d like to support this event but can’t participate in the baseball, we’d invite you to sponsor a newly-arrived refugee or a homeless youth or adult to play in your place! Sponsor ten people to play in your place for only $100!
If you have any questions about Baseball Day, please contact Rebecca Young (905 528 5629 x 240 ) or Andrea Buttars (905 528 5629 x 248 ).