RRC and FMMBA announce successful bid for 2018 Baseball Canada event

The Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC) in partnership with the Fort McMurray Minor Baseball Association (FMMBA) is pleased to announce the 2018 Baseball Canada 18U Championships will take place in Fort McMurray from August 16-20, 2018.

“Undoubtedly the strong community support for the recent 2016 Baseball Canada Cup held in Fort McMurray in August of this year was a key contributing factor to the success of this bid to host another national Baseball Canada event in 2018,” said Jodie Cooper, 2018 Baseball Canada 18U Championships Organizing Committee Co-Chair and Director of Sport and Recreation of the RRC. “From volunteers and community members to corporate and business partners, the 2016 Baseball Canada Cup truly showed the strength of our region and our commitment to hosting national caliber sporting events in Fort McMurray.”

The Baseball Canada 18U Championships is one of ten annual national Baseball Canada tournaments. The Fort McMurray Minor Baseball Association will have an opportunity to represent the region and showcase local baseball talent through a host team competing in the tournament. The Baseball Canada 18U Championships will take place at the Baseball Stadium at Shell Place and Ross Hennigar Ball Park in Thickwood.

“On behalf of the FMMBA, I would like to express our excitement at this opportunity to work with the RRC and Baseball Canada once again to bring another prestigious baseball event to the community,” said Kevin Breen, 2018 Baseball Canada 18U Championships Organizing Committee Co-Chair and FMMBA President. “Despite the challenges faced this year, this region and community hosted a fantastic baseball tournament for athletes from across the country, and the event in 2018 will build on that success.”

Baseball Canada President Jason Dickson said: “Baseball Canada is excited to bring our 18U National Championship to Fort McMurray in 2018. We were ecstatic with the job that the Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo and Fort McMurray Minor Baseball did hosting the Baseball Canada Cup last summer and know they’ll put on another first class event in 2018.”

More information on the 2018 Baseball Canada 18U Championships can be found at baseball.ca. In addition, more information on the tournament will be available in the coming months.

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