KMBA Platinum Sponsor

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