Community steps up for South Okanagan minor league baseball

South Okanagan Minor Baseball Association would like the opportunity to brag about what a great city we live in and represent.

South Okanagan Minor Baseball Association would like the opportunity to brag about what a great city we live in and represent.

We are very proud that other organizations look forward to coming to our city and playing on the best fields in B.C.

Every year we ask companies in this city for help through sponsorship and every year they step up and help the players in this sport. Their generosity this year gave the South Okanagan Minor Baseball Association the opportunity to field two competitively strong teams.

They were able to train and condition in the game of baseball, play in B.C. minor league play and participate in tournaments from the Interior to Spokane.

They have year-round, sound leadership and guidance by experienced coaches, who are helping the players to develop their athletic skills and fulfill their post-secondary aspirations.

None of this could have happened without everyone’s support, so SOMBA would like to thank these fantastic people:

Dan Barker Law Corporation, Penticton Towing, ADS Weatherdek Canada, Tight lines Contracting, Big O Tire Penticton/Summerland, Action Vacuum, Valley Wide Lawn Care, Nu Floors, Mykonos, CIBC Wood Gundy, NAPA Auto Parts, Sussex Insurance, Union of Taxation Employees, Leisure RV, Kieson, McCoy – Peerless, Sierra Sport wear, Skaha Pharmacy, Penticton Dental center, Barefoot Beach Resort, Premier Irrigation, Parkers, RONA, Dan Wilson – Remax, Penticton Plaza Dental, R.Obirek – Barrister and Solicitor, Penticton Fabricating,, Nobody Mechanical, Beecroft Fuel Distributer, Bell, Jacoe and Company, Summerland Rental Center, Elks, Telus and P Jacyna Construction.

We would also like to thank Toni, Paula and the staff at JAFA industries for not only their sponsorship but the excellent work that was done on our banners. Every year they take the time to make sure we are well taken care of. Thank you all.

Debbie Harvey,
on behalf of South Okanagan Minor Baseball

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