The Baseball Manitoba Awards Committee has met, deliberated and decided on the 2021 Award Winners! Over 45 individual nominations were considered, here are the results:
2021 AWARD WINNERS
Grassroots Team of the Year: 15U AA Bonivital White Sox
High Performance Minor Team of the Year: 18U AAA Winnipeg South Wolves
High Performance Major Team of the Year: Elmwood Giants Junior AAA
Grassroots Coach of the Year: Kelly Wiens (Kleefeld)
High Performance Coach of the Year: Jeff Bouchard (Winnipeg South)
13U Player of the Year: Logan Paterson (Winnipeg South)
15U Player of the Year: Jack Lussier (Bonivital)
18U Player of the Year: Donavan Collier (Winnipeg South)
Junior Player of the Year: Tyler Smith (Elmwood)
Female Player of the Year: Payton McNish (Midwest)
Volunteer of the Year: Tony Staruch (Winnipeg South)
Umpire Award of Merit: Dave Forde (Winnipeg/Carillon)
Derrick Dubell Grssroots Umpire of the Year: Tyson Plett (Carillon)
Honour Society: John Kroeker (Stonewall/Interlake), Fred Shipley (Interlake), Gord Sawatzky (Altona), Conley Kehler (Altona), Kristal Benton (St. James), Wes Penner (Winnipeg South)
Congratulations to all winners from all of us at Baseball Manitoba!
NOTE: Due to the ongoing pandemic, the 2021 Awards Ceremony is invite only. Recipients will receive more information shortly. All in attendance (except individuals under the age of 12) will be asked to show proof of double vaccination or show proof from the Government of Manitoba that there is a medical reason for the person not to receive a vaccine for COVID-19.
Baseball Manitoba Cancels 2021 Provincial Championships
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Baseball Manitoba has made the difficult decision to cancel all Provincial Championships in 2021.
The decision was made with the safety and development of our members as the top priority. Provincial Championships create environments with large gatherings with people from across the Province. Also, by cancelling Provincial Championships, we believe that there is more opportunity for a longer season for more players, as they compete late into Summer within their regions.
Baseball Manitoba would like to thank our 2021 Championship Host groups for all the work they have done this year. We will be working with each host, as we plan our 2022 Provincial Championships.
Jason Miller – Executive Director
Baseball Canada Home-Field Advantage Program
Baseball Canada has just launched the Home-Field Advantage Program!
Home-Field Advantage is a FREE 52-week experience alongside 52 of the most prolific Baseball figures across Canada. Each week you’ll have an opportunity to spend 15 minutes immersed in a conversation that will evolve the way you coach, communicate and lead.
2021 Return to Play Grants
The Government of Canada, as a part of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, has created the Federal Emergency Fund which has allocated funds to Provincial Sport Organizations. Baseball Manitoba, in support of it’s member associations, has developed grant opportunities with this funding for associations whom have been and will continue to be negatively impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. 2021 promises to be a year filled with uncertainties and we want associations to thrive and players to play!. Grants of $500-$1500 will be available to associations and leagues who offer and execute baseball programming in 2021. Eligible associations must have been active members of Baseball Manitoba within the past 3 years. New associations may be considered, if appropriate. Eligible expenses include:
- Sanitizing Supplies
- Revenue Loss due to fundraising campaigns or lost sponsorship
- Recruitment Endeavors (mail/email, printing, ads, etc.)
- Equipment costs (baseballs, bats, catcher’s gear, etc.)
- Other related expenses
Member associations must complete the application form, by March 31, to be considered eligible.
If you have any questions related to the grant or about the application form, please email email@example.com