World According To Serj
WHAT'S IN STORE FOR RICHMOND BASEBALL PLAYERS IN 2022?!!!
During the Covid shutdowns and a year or two of "just practicing" for many associationsThe Dugout Club used it's time wisely by strengthening it's ties with Richmond City Baseball.
Heading into 2022 we began working on a number of collaborations that bode well for BOTH those that have played the game for years as well as those just wanting to get involved in it for the first time be it as a player, umpire or volunteer!
One of the early outcomes of those efforts were co-hosting the The Dugout Club Back To School Diamond Classic fall ball tournament in 2021, as well as the establishment of the Rishi and Serj Sangara Family Foundation which has been put in place to help assist those wanting to engage in the game in all and any aspects be it in Richmond or around the Province. Currently on our agenda is a joint effort with RCBA to bring an "ARTIFICIAL TURF INFIELD" project to fruition by the end of 2022.
Stay tuned for more information on those and a few other projects as we move along into the New Year!
Simply stated, what a great time to be involved in "RICHMOND BASEBALL"!!
FOOD FOR THOUGHT FOR DOWN THE ROAD REGARDING U15 BASEBALL
"If Richmond Bantam aged players had an opportunity to play at the highest and most competitive level of Bantam baseball right here in Richmond - deemed to be the PBL's Bantam Prep - is that a good thing or not"?
That's always going to be question down the road given the strong connection between the ND Blue Jays and many of our affiliated partners.
As there are many positive reasons in helping this take place - such as helping grow the local programs by giving graduating 12/13 year olds a place to play at the highest level without having to go to North Delta, White Rock, UBC, etc,, but in the near future, it may be an opportunity to help fully utilize an Artificial Turf Infield put in at either Brighouse Park and/or King George Park in RIchmond. The efffort to make that happen has been ongoing for years, but there's now actually some light at the end of the tunnel in that respect as we head into 2022!
Please stay tuned, and if you have any questions or interest in the Bantam Prep opportunities, and/or the "Artificial Turf Project" you can contact Serj at 604.250.3432 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“Why the HECK are you building your own website”?, they asked!!......“Because I wanted to”??? (Is what I keep wanting to say!!).
But the truth is, with my inability to “just retire already” or bring myself to move onto other things unrelated to a game I really love, it became painfully clear to me that I needed to find a better and more efficient way to communicate not only things I had going on in my current baseball world, but in the other entities described under the “Affiliated Partners” section.
In one way or another, they all became intertwined eventually. Be it through Richmond Baseball trying to reach it’s own goals, or any of the affiliated partners helping others try to reach theirs.
So hopefully, until I reach the day that I decide to pack it in – or run away to scared of failure or derision - you’ll drop in from time to time to see the “W.A.T.S”
Thanks for your interest in “Richmond Baseball”!!