Manitoba Hosts U14 Girls Baseball Western Championship Tournament
Written by Patti Hacault
American culture has identified boys as baseball players and girls as softball players. Despite this cultural undercurrent, Manitoba has a wealth of girls on baseball teams.
They are authentic! Only if “normal” is being one of the elite players on their all-star baseball team. And what if all their teammates are boys. These girls are not interested in making a statement. They have played baseball their whole lives, and they are good.
Across the country, girls devoted to baseball, and with as many seasons of youth ball under their belts along side as their male teammates.
One such avenue is the Girls Baseball Program administered by the Manitoba Baseball Association. Presently, there are four female programs currently running – U14 Team Toba, U16 Team Toba, 21U Team Toba and Senior Women’s Provincial Teams.
The 14U Team Toba will be taking part in the Western Canadians being held in their home province of Manitoba on August 19-21, 2022.
“The host site, Optimist Park in Winnipeg has a long history of hosting provincial and national events. St. James Assiniboia Minor Baseball is pleased to partner with the Hosting Committee to be the host site for the 2022 14U Girls Western Canada Baseball Championships
It has hosted to the Pan Am Games, North American Indigenous Games, Western Canada, and National Championships,” stressed Treasurer Brent Mahoney.
“We are excited to host the 14U Girls Baseball Western Championship in Manitoba and look forward to a return to baseball,” indicated Roger Langlais, Chairperson, 14U Tournament Committee.
Be sure to come and cheer on Manitoba’s up and coming talent and enjoy a weekend of quality youth baseball.
2022 14U Girls Western’s Baseball Sponsorship Recognition
Manitoba’s bid for the 2022 14U Girls Western’s Baseball has been successful! Building on the success of the U21 Women’s Baseball tournament, Manitoba will host 4 teams from across Western Canada in this tournament.
The August 19-21 tournament will be held at Optimist Park in Winnipeg, Manitoba under the organization of a special committee in partnership with Baseball Manitoba. The athletes will be housed in the City of Winnipeg giving athletes, family, and friends an opportunity to see community tourist attractions and engage with businesses neighboring Winnipeg. This event will provide you with a fantastic opportunity to showcase your business to local, provincial, and Western fans.
The tournament attracts local, provincial, and Western spectators over the weekend. In addition to in-person spectators, the last tournament we had on average of 1,500 spectators watch round robin games and 5,000 viewing the playoff games through Live Stream.
Our host committee anticipates that this will be the must-see sporting event for summer 2022!
This tournament represents so much more than just playing baseball. It is creating opportunities for young girls, encouraging them to set their goals high and supports them to achieve their dreams. It is also a steppingstone for our players to gain experience in inter-provincial competition.
Be a part of the 14U Girls Western’s Baseball sporting event by becoming a Championship Sponsor. Enjoy the recognition outlined below based on your chosen sponsorship level.
Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to support girl’s baseball in Manitoba and across Western-Canada and raise the profile of your business at a local, provincial, and national level at the same time!
Yours in sport,