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Baseball Manitoba Becomes a True Sport Member

-- Jan 20 2016 --


In 2015 a group of concerned citizens came together at a forum called Attack on Sport. Some of the issues that emerged included:  poor parental behavior, violence, doping, and lack of access and inclusion. These issues in sport, like most others, stem from ego driven ‘winning-at-all-cost’ attitudes. The result of this forum was a collection of like-minded people who see themselves as part of the solution and are committed to making “good sport” - values-based and principle-driven sport - a priority in Manitoba. This collection of people have since committed to doing their part in bringing True Sport to life in this province.

True Sport Lives Here Manitoba is the formal name for the province-wide initiative aimed at inspiring the people of Manitoba to take a stand against that which threatens sport by intentionally embedding the positive True Sport values and principles into programming. The aim is to generate interest, support and commitment to this initiative with a focused celebration at the 50th Canada Summer Games to be held in Manitoba in July/August 2017.

True Sport is a philosophy which includes a set of guiding principles, that when committed to by sport enthusiasts, supporters and participants can truly make a great difference. True Sport is supported by several initiatives, programs, resources and people aimed at helping to ensure more sport experiences in this country are positive. Visit www.truesport.ca to learn more and add your name, like we’ve added ours, to the list of Canadians who believe that GOOD sport can make a great difference!

Baseball Manitoba wants to be a leader in this initiative at a provincial level because we believe that the principles of True Sport are essential to quality sport programming and are congruent with our overall mission, which is to create memorable baseball experiences with our membership.   Through our commitment to True Sport we hope to ensure that the athletes who are participating and the communities that are supporting baseball in Manitoba, reap the incredible benefits that we know good sport can deliver.  

We are looking for your support and participation in this endeavor!  For this to be a truly impactful and meaningful initiative, we will need everyone on side – coaches, officials, administrators, athletes and parents. In the coming months we will offering more information and will be soliciting input, advice and assistance on how best to bring the True Sport Principles to life at Baseball Manitoba. 

Here are some quick links to help you learn more about True Sport and how it applies to you:

True Sport story – Information about True Sport.

True Sport Report – Outlines the benefits of good sport.  

Join True Sport – Become a member !!



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