Closing Weekend Schedule
P L A Y O F F S & C L O S I N G W E E K E N D
September 4th – September 9th, 2018!
(Exception: Five Pitch Starts August 29th & Mite Boys August 30th)
We are drawing to a close of our 50th season. This year there have been over 500 games played by 500+ kids on 53 teams including our Unionville Spartans. AS you can image that’s a lot of fields and umpires and coaching volunteers. Of course that’s just this year but it goes to show how many families the association has been involved with for over 50 seasons.
Be Sure to THANK our AMAZING Volunteers: Unionville Minor Softball’s greatest strength is our wonderful and dedicated volunteers. Please be sure to take the time to thank your team’s coaches for giving their valuable time which enabled you to enjoy a summer full of fun. As one of the largest mixed softball organizations in the area we should be proud that we have both parents and community members that give their time and make our organization so special. Under the guidance of our President, Pamela Branoff and this years conveners, Valerie, G., Romana A., Shelley C., Kris H., Laura V., they along with our young members wish to thank the long list of other volunteers such as the scorekeepers, equipment sorters, and everyone else who helped make this season a success. A special thanks to these families – Chionglos, Cooks, Cvetkovskis, Hunters, Koukoulidis, Varaos & Wozniaks,
Sponsors: Remember to thank and support our sponsors as they are an intricate part of our success. Above and beyond their house league sponsorship.
Argosy Securities Inc. Baskin Robbins Chameleon Consulting(3) Distributel Dr. Gary Lau Optometry Clinic Ed’s Fine Imports
Environmental Infrastructure Solutions E.W. Bowyer Inc. Exco Tooling Solutions Fino Fine Foods Hunter Sports General Cable
Inspire Restaurant I.R.P. Industrial Rubber Markham Fair Martin Daniel Interiors Morrison Contracting Heather Colt
Persaud Hussain LLP Redspire Architectural Glass Inc. South Unionville Oral Surgery Sylvia Morris Century 21(2) The Chionglos Steelcase Tire “n” Mags Tanya Tuckey Real Estate The Mitchell Partnership The Promotional Way(2) Third Eye Capital Tower Litho Wellington Way Rent All Winds of Change Counselling(2)
Lunch: For all divisions team members will receive a coupon for a hot dog and beverage from their coach after their first Saturday game. Remember to obtain your players lunch coupons from your coach as they will not be given out on an individual basis. These must be redeemed on September 8th at the UMSA BBQ “Bronze Tent” at Crosby. Family members & Fans, please support the association by purchasing your lunch and snacks at the BBQ. Trust us, the “Spartan Burger” is a HOMERUN! Food & Beverage tickets are available for purchase at the “Red Tent”. Drinks/Snacks and freezies will be sold over the weekend at the Snack Shack behind Crosby home plate.
Skills Challenge: Always a exciting hightlight of our closing weekend. During the lunch break on September 8th, we will hold our annual skills challenge for the T-3 Pitch and above divisions. Again this year, coaches will select various competitors from their team to partake in 3 events! For T-3 Pitch players will compete in Running Relay(3)& Target Throw(2) for a total of 5 players. For Coach Pitch & Five Pitch, players will compete in Team Throwing Relay(3), Running Bases(2) & Target Throw(1) for a total of 6 players. Mite, Squirt, Novice, Peewee/Bantam players will compete in Throwing Relay(4), Running Relay(2) and target throw competition(1) for total of 7 players. All teams must submit different players for each event. Coaches will receive detailed instructions and challenge schedule prior to weekend. All are encouraged to come and cheer on your teammates! Coaches – we will need your assistance during the skills challenge, please confirm how you will help via e-mail.
Fundraising: Always a hit is our lollipop pull where everyone is a winner! $2.00 for one pull and $5.00 for 3, this will be set up at Crobsy near the raffle draw prizes. On Saturday September 8th the association will also be holding a raffle draw for a variety of prizes. Prizes will include Jays tickets, gift certificates, softball equipment, and much more! Visit the Red Tent on Saturday to see all the prizes and to purchase your tickets, 2 tickets for $5, 5 tickets for $10! The draw will be made on Saturday September 8th at the end of completed games @ Crosby Main Diamond. Prizes can be claimed on Sunday September 9th before 1pm at Crosby.
Headquarters & Scoring : UMSA will be set up at Crosby’s Main Diamond, under a white Tent’ (separate from the BBQ tent), this is where score sheets will be turned in by the home team prior to tally time. However, to help with keeping current records of all games teams are asked to text each score after each game. Both teams will text to the designated number – Coaches see your info package for texting format and specific details. This tent and area is restricted to coaches only (no players). The scores will be tallied and trophies will be distributed at the scheduled time for those teams not advancing to Sunday. Trophys for final games will be given out at the designated diamond on Sunday Sept. 9th. All teams must be represented by their coach at the tally time. Please wait off to the side while your coach is at the white Tent to maintain order and determine standings quicker! There will be one trophy/award per player, only players on team rosters will be awarded a trophy. Sorry if you break it, it cannot be replaced, remember to handle with care!