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COVID-19 Updates

March 25 - Spring Registration Fee Options

Your Kamloops Minor Baseball volunteer Board have worked through the logistics so we can offer a full refund for your spring season fees. There is no easy way to process all the transactions. Refunds require a manual entry, transaction by transaction. However, KMBA is prepared to offer families 2 options when it comes to their 2020 registration.

Option 1: Request a full refund of fees paid online
(Requires Action, click link below)

Option 2: Receive credit for registration in the 2021 Spring Season
(Automatic if you don't choose Option 1)

To request your refund, CLICK HERE, and fill out the form, BEFORE April 10, 2020 at 11:59pm.

Everyone who does not request a refund will be given credit for registration in the 2021 season.

KMBA will work to process all refunds between April 11-30. At that time, families who did not request a refund will receive information about their credit for the 2021 season.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Stay safe, stay well,

Chris Balison, President
Kamloops Minor Baseball



March 17, 2020 - KMBA Spring Baseball Season Cancelled

Dear KMBA Baseball Families,

With the most recent announcements from public heath officials, BC Minor Baseball, and Baseball BC, Kamloops Minor Baseball is cancelling the Spring baseball season.

The public health crisis we all face is bigger than our spring season of baseball. This decision was difficult for the Board of Directors, but done to protect the safety of our baseball families and contribute to the global effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

We hold out hope that in the coming months this crisis will decline, and it will be safe to offer our programming again. Our dedicated group of volunteers will soon turn their minds to what baseball activities might look like in the Summer or Fall.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

Chris Balison, President
Kamloops Minor Baseball



March 13, 2020 - Suspension of Baseball Activities

Kamloops Minor Baseball is suspending our baseball activities.

Today Baseball BC suspended all baseball activities for 7 days given the heightened concerns over the potential spread of COVID-19. Baseball BC will be re-evaluating next week and issue further direction at that time. BC Minor Baseball and Baseball Canada have released similar advisories.

The health and safety of all the KMBA participants and families is of the utmost importance and is central to any decisions KMBA is making in this regard. The response to this pandemic is changing daily. We will continue to follow the guidelines set forth by our governing bodies, the public health authorities, and government.

We are still several weeks away from opening day and hope that the swift actions being taken now across the country, will allow us to get back to normalcy much quicker.

KMBA will provide an update to our families next week, or as soon as any significant decision is made.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work through this unprecedented event.

Chris Balison, President
Kamloops Minor Baseball

 

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!

As mentioned in our winter and spring newsletters along with being announced at all our coaches meetings to start the season KMBA is hosting the 2019 Challenger Jamboree on June 15th! The Challenger division is for those players with physical and cognitive disabilities and this event welcomes teams from across the Province for a day of baseball and fun! It is the first time it has been hosted outside of the Lower Mainland and Kamloops was selected because we are known for putting on great events!

With that being said we need your help. To put on an event such as this a number of volunteers are needed. We have purposely not scheduled any games for most of KMBA on June 15th specifically because we would think it would be great for our members to give back to the game and these kids. Plus it will be a fun day for the entire family as we have music, face painters, bouncy castles, balloon animals, lunch for all the volunteers and much more!

Below you will find a list of areas where we need volunteers and the applicable times. Please email Dawn at volunteers@kamloopsminorbaseball.ca with your full name, contact information (email and phone #) along with what you wish to volunteer for and what times. If it doesn't really matter what you volunteer for or the times then just let her know!

Thank you in advance for stepping up to the plate in supporting these amazing kids!

Set Up (Help Set up for the Day)
Hours: 8am to 10am

Information Tents (man tents to field any general questions--we will provide the info!)
Hours: 11am - 1pm
Hours: 1pm - 3pm

Parking Control (to help with traffic in the morning upon teams arrival)
Hours: 8:45am - 10:30am

General Volunteers (general duties and fill in where needed)
Hours: 10am - 12pm
Hours: 12pm - 2pm

Fun Zone Attendants (supervise the Fun Zone area)
Hours: 11am - 1pm
Hours: 1pm - 3pm

Game Supervisors (supervise games - don't need to know any rules)
Hours: 11:30am - 1:30pm
 
Challenger Jamboree

WELCOME TO THE 2019 CHALLENGER JAMBOREE!

KMBA and the City of Kamloops are proud to host the 2019 Challenger Jamboree June 15th at beautiful McArthur Island Park.

The Challenger Division provides an opportunity for children and young adults with cognitive or physical disabilities to enjoy the thrill of playing baseball, being part of a team, developing physical and social skill plus all the benefits of participation in baseball at a level structured to their abilities. Games are played in a fun, safe environment where no score is kept. Our philosophy is very simple: 'Play, just for fun!!'

The Challenger Jamboree brings teams from across the Province together for one day to share in the excitement of sport and play the game of baseball. This is the first year the event has been held outside of the Lower Mainland and we are expecting close to 400 athletes along with their coaches and buddies to attend.

Want to volunteer your time for the day? Make a donation to support this amazing event?

Tournament Information please contact Sean Wandler KMBA Executive Director

Hotel Bookings please contact Jessica at 1-866-861-8326 or go online Hotel Listings

Check back often as updated information about the event will be posted here!

 
Welcome to McArthur Island

Venue

McArthur Island Park is a must visit for the active tourist. Golf, soccer, football, and baseball can be viewed as you stroll around the perimeter of the park on the paved trail. Unorganized recreational pursuits include walking, jogging and rollerblading on a 3.1 km paved perimeter walkway.

The park has 12 diamonds for ages 5 to 18. The majority of diamonds are fully enclosed with electronic scoreboards on at least one or both diamonds for 13U, 15U and 18U. The premier field, NorBrock Stadium, has seating capacity for 1500 spectators along with 4 dressing rooms, umpire room, washrooms, concession facilities and electronic scoreboard.

Click here to view a map of the park.

 

If you are interested in supporting such an amazing event while at the same time gaining excellent exposure to the Kamloops community then please contact:

Sean Wandler
Executive Director