The North Bay Men's and North Bay Baseball Association are working together to host "Baseball in the Bay" this weekend with the event supporting the North Bay Food Bank.
Veteran's Baseball field will play host to 14 Baseball Games from September 23-25. Organizers say the unique event will showcase the great working relationship between North Bay Men’s Baseball and the North Bay Baseball Association, while also expressing a great sense of community.
“I think the idea simply stems off of other community events that happen year-round and benefit our important charity’s, such as the Food Bank in this case," said Jacob Brown, commissioner of the North Bay Men's Baseball League.
"I have always loved the idea of giving back. You’re nothing without the community around you so it’s great to be in a position where our league and the NBBA, in this instance, can make a difference especially this close to Thanksgiving Weekend. Another thing this event, like many others shows is that giving back can be enjoyable, I look forward to seeing the smiling faces of the T-ball players through to the Men’s League players and anyone who comes down to check things out.”
The first pitch for the event begins on Friday, September 23rd with the weeks end doubleheader opening with a 6 p.m. first pitch between the two Veteran Teams of the Senior circuit, East side Mario’s and Laverock Plumbing – followed by the 8 p.m. night cap between the two-time defending summer League champion Assante squad and the Canadore Panthers.
The field will belong to the future of North Bay Baseball on the Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. leading into the continuation of the Men’s tournament revving back up at 2:30 with a four-pack of games.
"For all the Kids in the North Bay Baseball Association, this is a great opportunity to expose themselves to the higher levels of baseball within the city," said Kurtis Winrow, president of the NBBA.
"For the adults in the senior league, it is an opportunity to set a great example and be leaders in the city. I believe that sport creates a strong community in itself, and having baseball give to the North Bay community will make for a very rewarding event for everyone involved.”
"We invite everyone to come on down Friday, Saturday, Sunday to enjoy some great action between the foul lines," added Brown.
Organizers are asking for non-perishable food donations in support of the Food Bank, monetary donations are accepted as well.
"The Beaver Tails food truck will be in attendance, running their full menu all weekend long," said Brown.
The senior final will take place at 12 noon on Sunday.