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President's Update

Apr 13, 2020 3:10 PM
Rick Peters

Hello Eager Beaver Families:

To my EBBA family I wish you all to be safe.

Our program represents the efforts by the current and past directors of EBBA to ensure that all boys and girls have the opportunity to play baseball in a safe organization.  Each EBBA elected director has put timeless efforts into ensuring the love of the sport is reflected in EBBA. I just want to assure you that Eager Beaver Baseball Association has put plans in place for the 2020 season! This includes the continuing slow but rewarding process of turning  Mornington Park into our field of dreams.  

Once again, the directors involved are volunteers, some with children that play, but most without.  Frank Colman Jr., the son of Frank Colman, who founded our association, once told me it doesn’t matter who throws the first pitch as long as it’s thrown.  I have been involved with EBBA for over 40 years and EBBA has had an incredible impact on my whole life and continues to. I hope more of you decide to join in helping with this incredible organization.

Unfortunately with the closure of the schools due to the coronavirus outbreak, our preseason clinics have been canceled. Our usual seasonal start in May for evaluations, and practice, will most likely be delayed!  However, with what is happening in the world, we’re prepared to make changes in the schedule to accommodate the upcoming season. Please know at this point I am in constant contact with the City and other organizations to ensure we’re all in communication about the upcoming season.

EBBA has been an organization since 1956. We have been through some difficult times before, including a baseball strike.  We know that these tough times affect everyone. I want to assure you that EBBA is in a sound financial position, and if we are unable to play this year, we will issue full refunds for all amounts paid, or issue credits for registration for next season. Late registration fees are waived this season.

We will have to wait to see what the City of London says in the upcoming weeks to know what these changes will be so we can then announce them to you. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact info@ebba.ca.

I’m sure that soon we will hear the call of the umpires “LET’S PLAY BALL”.

President of EBBA,

Rick Peters



 

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