Good morning Sports Fans!
I trust you have all survived this wild heat-wave that we have been sitting with!
This is going to be a crazy and exciting email this morning , so please take time to read it and diarise all the goodies in it…it will be life changing!
This past Saturday:
All our Teams did extremely well against the opposition and good to see so much good hitting! …Lets carry this into our next few games!
A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Chad Pearson (under 14) for hitting three consecutive HOME RUNS in his game against Silvertree…also to “TJ” Hill (u14) for his Home Run during the same game..Well done Guys!
We also give a shout out to Nicholas Eagles (Major League Reserve Team) ; Dwayne Feldtman and Benjamin Smith for the awesome Home Runs they hit in the Major League Teams game!
We applaud our Masters Team once again hitting huge this past weekend! …make us proud Manne! You have had a great season this far, please continue on the road to success this year!
Please check out the BAWP website for the updated logs and League Positions etc , which I seem to think reflects every Wednesday… (www.bawp.co.za) . I will try and get a log update per age group through to you all by the weekend via email…
This Saturday (22nd Feb 2014) “…May the Force be with YOU!
This weekend marks probaly the biggest game of the season and in the history of the Bothasig Baseball Club…!
The majority of our Teams play the Bellville Tygers at home at The Abe Sher Sports Complex, De Boerin Road, Bothasig.
Our Major League Team goes head-to head with the current Champions, the Bellville Tygers in the closest league tussle that the Bothasig Baseball Club has seen in many years!
A decisive match for the Bothasig Knights where a win over the Tygers will see them in a very advantagous points position in the league…with only a few games to go…could this be the year that the Bothasig Baseball Club takes the league …and on the 40th Anniversary of the Club!...only time will tell!
We ask of all of you, our members, friends, family, supporters and fans to please turn up in your masses to come and support our Teams on the day! It is truly going to be a day of exciting baseball and tears for some…!
A further invite, from me, to all our young baseball girls and boys to please come through and watch the Major League game scheduled for 15h45…you will be watching the best baseballers in South Africa playing some of the best baseball you will see for a long time. (Parents – will truly be great to see you at the ballpark!)
To our players, Coaches and Team Members, we are expecting a lot of media representation on the day, including photographers, local community newspapers and reporters…so please wear your club kit with pride, remember your club guidelines and respect to the visitors to our club on the day.
To our friends and Supporters, continue your Positive Encouragement to our Teams, that being our Junior and Senior Teams! Let us keep the positive energy that has been felt so strongly this season and the journey that our teams have undertaking…let us continue to support them!
Sandra will be sending out the fixtures later this week to you, so please diarise and see you at the club on the day.
From our Chairman Mr Tommie Norman: - “I am so very proud of all our Teams thus far in our season, please let us support all our Teams on this fantastic day and paint the grounds “Green”!
Bothasig Baseball Club Marketing 2014/15 Opportunities:-
I have a total of 33 projects that I would still like to complete before the start of the new 2014/15 season, most of the projects are affiliated to our junior teams...can I please ask all members that may be able to sponsor one of my club projects or can put me in touch with accurate and dedicated interested sponsors to please drop me a line via email or get me at the club.
I am sure you will agree that we have created such a fantastic presence within the BAWP community and am sure our sponsors and investors would be happy to spend “Quantity” Monies on “Quality” Sports Men and Women!
Let’s continue to build the brand in the next 4-6 months and who knows…perhaps we will graced with some true International visitors sooner than expected… “Laugh out loud / eye wink / thumbs up”
At this stage this is truly vital to me and would appreciate all support in this regard.
I am proud to announce that we have received some much needed ground equipment from the Be Beers Group that has started arriving at our club. Our sincere thanks to De Beers and Summit Cranes for there continued support to our club.
We would also like to thank our new Major League kit sponsors SASI (South African Sport Imports) and new JHB and International Brand Sponsor “Liqui Moly” for the sponsorship of the new white body fit match tops, which I am sure you will see fairly shortly on the ball park.
Additional Sponsorship and Branding opportunities available from the Bothasig Baseball Club Marketing Department:-
· The sponsorship and naming rights to one or all of our Baseball Teams (Senior and/or Junior Teams)
· The sponsorship and naming rights of match kit / playing tops / branded t-shirts / caps / baseball
· The branding of our player dugouts on our Major League field.
· Banners and banner flags / roll-ups / feather banners / flags / branded gazebo’s / branded chairs etc
· Visible branding in our canteen area, clubhouse and bar area.
· Brand Activations on site during match days and/or our Sponsorship evenings
· Your full visible branding of our inward facing perimeter boundary walls (+/- 500 m)
· The handing out of designed stickers, bumper stickers and sticker packs.
· The sponsorship and construction of an indoor training facility, hosting batting cages, pitching lanes and
· Brand visibility of our media sites, Website, Facebook, Twitter
· Any further promotional and marketing briefs that may be discussed between us.
· A full media tabloid article will be published in our community newspaper and 2-3 online-media sites where the Bothasig Baseball Club has coverage at present.
The Bothasig “Old Boys” Club
I am very happy and sincerely proud to announce the launch of the Bothasig Baseball “Old Boys Club
With the kind and generous assistance of Deserae Fortune, we have officially started the Bothasig Old Boys Club. This club has been started as the pure result of the pressure from all our old boys that have visited our grounds over the past few months! So good to see all of them all at the Bothasig Baseball Club!
We welcome you all with open arms!
The club fraternity is for ALL old baseballers within South Africa, who played in the same SA Squad / Provincial Team/ played for the same club / team etc. We would like to bring all these players together that we can get them reunited and chatting about the old days of baseball and the very fond memories they hold so dear to there heart!
We also need to hand these memories down to our young ones and juniors, meet some of the great baseballers of yester year and listen to the stories of great baseball.
So please help me in giving Deserae Fortune as much help as possible in contacting the players and friends of baseball. It is our intention to host the club monthly, breakfast chats, evenings once a month at the club, go through photos, newspaper articles and revive the history of baseball in the Western Cape and further..
Deserae Fortune has been on the project since last week already and will be at the grounds this Saturday to start getting names / contact numbers etc..if you have any persons you may know that we may contact please make contact with Deserae on 0794938348 or via email on
We have invited some very special old boys to our club on Saturday to watch our Super Match of the Day!
May I please ask that we extend our Bothasig Baseball Club hospitality and assistance in anything they might require on the day…they are now part of our family and history.
2013-14 Club Team Photos / Club Committee Photos / SASI Member photos
I have arranged that the majority of these will be taken this weekend. These Photos will be taken before the start of the scheduled matches and whilst the match kit is still “clean”. Please can we ensure all our players are in attendance with your coaches on the day. The coaches will be briefed prior to match day in regards to this. All photos will be taken at the Bothasig Baseball Dome located close to the u10 field.
All players to be dressed accordingly in strict Bothasig baseball gear please. (we will make it happen don’t worry folks!)
Coaches will be briefed accordingly.
Some important dates to remember and become part of:-
09th March – Softball Fundraising Day ***Support this Event Please***Ref: Sharon
05th April – 40th Anniversary Gala and Awards Evening ***Support this Event Please***Ref: Amalia
April 2014 – Event to be be announced shortly…
April / May 2014 – National Baseball Championships (Durban)
August 2014 – SA u15 Tour to Mexico
...further details to follow once officially released.
...in closing I would just to like to wish all our players a fantastic day on the ballpark, play hard but play fair, train hard and apply yourself 100% during your training...Coaches, prepare our players well as only you know how...we will support you on the day!
Good luck all, dont forget the "Green" day and oh yes...bring on the "Cheer Leaders" !!! (Wink Wink)
...until Saturday folks!