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BOSL NEWS - 2019


April 1, 2019
Registration

The 2019 season is just around the corner! Thanks to all of you that registered early enough so that we could get started planning.

Registration is still open - we will add new registrants to our very short wait-list.  Most players on the waitlist are likely to be placed on a team in the coming weeks. So please don't stop spreading the word about our league!

Events - Save the Dates

April 29, 2019 --- Opening Stag & Sponsor Night
May 6, 2019 --- Season begins!
June 14-16 --- Mid Season Tournament
July 13, 2019 - Special Olympics Tournament (looking for Umpire volunteers)
July 27, 2019 --- Golf Day
Aug 10, 2019 --- Charity Mini Tournament
Sept 21, 2019 --- Awards Banquet
Oct 24, 2019 --- AGM

Alcohol

We would like to remind everyone that tailgating during the regular season and bringing outside alcohol into our tournaments (whether for the BOSL player or spouse) is strictly forbidden!  

In either case we run the risk of loosing our permits to use the parks through the City of Burlington for the entire year and having our liquor license pulled for our tournaments.

This being said, we take abuse of this very seriously.  Anyone caught consuming ANY alcohol in the parking lot (tailgating after a game) or bringing in outside alcohol for the purpose of/or consuming to any of our tournaments will be immediately suspended for the duration of the season!   

Failure to comply by an individual and/or team can lead to the possible ejection of the entire team from any of our tournaments.

If you have a special request (within reason) for a certain type of alcohol you wish to consume during our tournaments, please let us know.  We will do our best to accommodate when purchasing our stock through our liquor license for the purpose of reselling so that everything is on the up and up.

I'd like to remind you that we make every effort to make the pricing of alcohol as reasonable as possible.  Any "profits" from the sale of such is either used to cover tournament expenses and/or donated to charity!  

Giving Back

The Burlington Food Bank sent us a letter thanking us for choosing them as our 2019 charity. Usage at the Food Bank has increased dramatically recently. The donations they receive every Christmas have all been used up already - a couple months earlier than usual.

Burlington Community Living - we visited Community Living last week and talked to their representative about ways we could help them. We are working on sponsoring an event that could involve the families and also make for a fun night for BOSL. More to follow .

Advertise with Us

Thank you to all of you that have supported us in the past and continue to support us each year. Your support helps offset BOSL costs and you gain exposure throughout the League. You are also contributing to our wonderful community through the BOSL - please purchase a banner ad with bosl.ca - http://www.bosl.ca/advertiser_banners.htm

December 21, 2018
BOSL - Bat Drive

In an effort of goodwill toward our Burlington baseball youth – the future slo-pitch oldtimers, BOSL is leading a Bat Drive for all new-ish and used bats from the men in Burlington everywhere.

Director Steve Bourke will be collecting bats at QBs on Friday January 13th and then will distribute to High Schools in Burlington!

Join us January 13th 7-9pm at QBs


 
Bats must be relevant and have minimal thumbprint please!

Upcoming events - save the dates

Jan 26, 2019 --- Mike Silva Fundraiser
Feb 19/20, 2019 --- New Player Evaluations
April 29, 2019 --- Opening Stag & Sponsor Night
May 6, 2019 --- Season begins!
June 14-16 --- Mid Season Tournament
July 27, 2019 --- Golf Day
Aug 10, 2019 --- Charity Mini Tournament
Sept 21, 2019 --- Awards Banquet
Oct 24, 2019 --- AGM


November 24, 2018
BOSL - 2018

We received this acknowledgement from the House of Commons today... On behalf of the Government of Canada, I extend my warm thanks to you - The Burlington Oldtimers Slo-Pitch League for raising an exceptional $8,989 and 670 lbs of food for the Burlington Food Bank - It is with great pleasure that I extend my sincere thanks for being such a strong pillar of our community. Signed Pam Damoff, MP. -- way to go you guys!!!


November 24, 2018
BOSL - 2018 League of the Year Award from Slo-Pitch Ontario

It was with great pride that BOSL received the 2018 League of the Year Award from Slo-Pitch Ontario at their AGM Sunday, Nov 24. Shown at the presentation of the Award here are Ron Hawthorne (President SPO), Scott Sinclair (VP BOSL), Ron Evinou (President BOSL) and John Ariss (Director SPO). The award honours and recognizes the over 20+ years that BOSL has been part of SPO, as well as providing the older and more experienced slo-pitch players in Burlington the opportunity to continue to play the sport they love, to keep active, and enjoy  the competition and camaraderie league play provides.

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2018 League of the Year

We are delighted that the Burlington Oldtimers Slo-Pitch League is one of three leagues in Ontario being named as an SPO League of the Year for 2018, in part to honour and recognize the over 20+ years that the league has been part of our Association, as well as providing the older and more experienced slo-pitch players in your area the opportunity to continue to play the sport they love, to keep active, and enjoy  the competition and camaraderie league play provides.

We are grateful for your continued support of our Association, and appreciate all of the work that goes into managing, administering and overseeing any league. No matter the size of it, we know how much time and effort it takes. We realize that with family, friends, resposnibilities and other challenges that any volunteer has, the giving of so much of one’s free time in order that others may benefir, deserves to be observed and recognized.

Congratulations
Yours in Slo-Pitch,
Tom Bucham, CEO
Slo-Pitch Ontario Association


November 20, 2018
Join us in supporting our brother Mike Silva and his family

I'm reaching out to the BOSL community to ask for your support. Mike Silva (aka Chilie) has been a former captain and player of BOSL

In May 2018 Mike was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma at the age of 48. What started out as a pretty good outlook, needing only 3 rounds of chemo and 35 rounds of radiation quickly took a turn for the worse. The cancer has spread to Mike’s bones and he is undergoing another 4 rounds of chemo with the hopes of maintaining the cancer and keeping it from spreading. Mike will never be cancer free. He has his good days, and bad days where the pain is extreme. Mike has been unable to work since June. 
 
Will you join us in showing your support for Mike Silva and his family?

A fundraiser is being held on Saturday, January 26th at Milton Bible Church @ 7:00pm to support Mike and his family as he battles stage 4 cancer. We are hoping to alleviate some of the financial worry to allow Mike and family to focus on themselves, making great memories. Mike has 4 children, 2 in their early 20’s: Kennedy and Braeden, an 8 year old son named Jackson and a 4 year old daughter named Addison. 
 
If you are interested in attending the fundraiser, I'm selling tickets on behalf of the fundraising committee. They are $20 each. If you’re interested in buying tickets, please message me (dave.geneau@gmail.com or text 905-467-9480). If you aren't able to attend the fundraiser, we hope you'll consider a donation via Mike's Go Fund Me Page and/or will think healing thoughts for him and his family.
 
Dave Geneau
dave.geneau@gmail.com
905-467-9480


November 12, 2018
Calling all Captains

On behalf of everyone on the BOSL Board of Directors, I would like to welcome you to the 2019 season!

The new season will be upon us before we know it. We as a board have already begun working tirelessly to make this upcoming season as successful as always.

We are currently looking for those whom wish to volunteer to be Team Captains to email me with your intent ASAP.

Captains selections will be made prior to the New Year.  We will communicate to all of whom apply to let you know if you have been selected.

For those of you that are interested – THANK YOU for stepping up!

If you are interested in volunteering, please email me at revinou@propakenvironmental.com

Ron Evinou, BOSL President


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