Clearwater Minor Ball seeks helpers for championships

Volunteers needed as more teams register for the BC Peewee and Midget softball championships in Clearwater on July 13 – 15

Editor, The Times:

Over the past nine years that I have been involved with Clearwater Minor Ball we have had teams travel all over British Columbia to be a part of provincial championships. We have also travelled as far as Saskatchewan for Western Canadian Finals.

One of the most frequent questions that we are asked is, “Where is Clearwater?”

We now have the chance to show B.C. where Clearwater is. We will be hosting the 2012 Midget/Peewee provincial championships in Clearwater July 13-15.

When we started the planning process we had estimated 10-12 teams but now that number has increased to 18 teams. Clearwater has not hosted the Provincials in over 20 years, and we have not seen this big of a sporting event in quite some time. We are estimating that this event will bring over 900 people to our community for the four days in which the event will occur.

With the increased number of teams we have had to increase our fundraising efforts as well as our volunteer list. Clearwater Minor Ball is calling upon the community to help us run an efficient tournament so we can pursue future bids for Provincial Championships. We are looking for businesses to donate items for our door prizes, cash donations, and or to purchase add space in our program which will reach over 300 people. We are also looking for individuals to help us with 50/50, scorekeeping, field maintenance and the concessions.

If you have a couple of hours over the weekend, come out and join us in showing B.C. what a great community Clearwater is.

Please contact me if you can help in any way.

Melody Romeo, president

Clearwater Minor Ball