It’s hard to believe our season is about finished, but 2018 has been another great year for the Whitby Girls Softball Association and all of our players and families. Our membership is strong with approximately 600 girls from Whitby and Durham Region playing in our house league and Select programs.
Our house league season ran from early May through mid August. Each team played one game a week during the regular season, and we finished up each division with a playoff tournament and season-ending banquet.
Once again, our Learn to Play program, for girls aged 5 through 8 years old, was tremendously successful, with over 120 young players learning the basics of the game of softball, and having a fun time doing so each week!
We wrapped up our program with a “bring a friend” fun night and banquet….about 35 friends joined us that evening and we hope most of these girls will sign up in 2019.
Of course, the Whitby Girls Softball Association is particularly proud of our Select program. Eight different Select teams representing divisions Mite through Midget participated in many tournaments across the GTA throughout the summer months, representing not only the WGSA, but the Town of Whitby. Interest in our Select program is at an all-time high as almost 140 girls tried out in the spring to make these teams. As a result, all of our teams were very talented, so we saw plenty of gold, silver and bronze medals throughout the summer!
The goal of the WGSA is for our players to have fun as they develop their individual athletic and team skills through team practices and friendly competition. It takes many volunteers – coaches, scorekeepers, conveners, board members – to make our program work so effectively.
Thanks to all who contributed time and effort this year. Thanks as well to all our sponsors – these are local businesses and organizations who contribute money to our program to allow us to offer such a cost-effective sport to local families.
If you’d like to contribute, please consider attending our 2018 Annual General Meeting which will take place on October 10th, 2018.
Lastly, the WGSA program doesn’t end with summer – we will once again offer players opportunities to learn through our fall and winter clinics, and we will run several fun events for our players throughout the off-season, so no need to wait to next summer to enjoy!
• Mite – Wow 1 Day Painting
• Squirt – North Garden Dental
• Novice – Ontario Power Generation
• Bantam – Comfort Crew Heating and Cooling
• Midget – Roy’s Enterprise