Welcome to our Bat-a-thon fundraising page! We are excited to have you here and hope that you will consider supporting our association.
Surrey Canadian is made up of dedicated and talented young players who are passionate about the sport. We are a community-based association that is committed to providing a positive and safe environment for our players to develop their skills and build lifelong friendships.
However, as a community-based association, we rely heavily on fundraising to support our activities. This is why we are reaching out to you for your support. Your donations will help cover the costs of equipment, uniforms, travel expenses, and other necessary expenses that are required to keep our association running.
By supporting our fundraising activities, you are not only supporting our players, but you are also investing in the future of our community. Our association provides an opportunity for young athletes to learn valuable life skills such as teamwork, dedication, and sportsmanship, which they will carry with them throughout their lives.
Thank you for considering supporting our association. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of our players and our community.
Thanks again to all the parents for the time, energy, and dedication that goes into each and every season. We couldn't do it without you!
Thank you helping us today! We have an ambitious target this year – we can reach it with your help. We are looking for generous supporters - please feel free to support a team or individual.
The Bat-a-thon is scheduled for Sunday, June 4, 2023
9:00 am: Blastball and Rally Cap will start off the Bat-a-thon. Both divisions will be hitting at the same time at the Rally Cap field. Only batting points will be calculated for this group.
10:00 am: The older divisions arrive and line up at respective fields.
10:20 am: Fundraising Prizes to be awarded to Blastball and Rally Cap participants
10:35 am: Competition for the Tadpole, Mosquito, Peewee, Bantam, and Midget participants begin.
Tadpole and Mosquito teams will be staying on their respective fields for their three events: Batting, Base Running, and Throw Around the Horn.
Peewee, Bantam, and Midget divisions will be participating in three events as well and will be required to move between the two upper fields.
1:00-2:00 pm: Awards & Team Competition Prizes
Coaches to prepare a 4-part batting order (first and last name) to the scorekeeper. You will need to provide one batting order for each event.
ORDER OF HITTING
First team will line up behind the umpire position.
A batting tee will be placed at the plate. Each hitter will have 3 balls.
One batter to the plate at a time according to the batting order.
The on-deck team will be by the home team dugout with bats and helmets on.
The team in the hole will be in the outfield to shag balls and throw to a player or coach with a bucket.
The remaining team can spectate.
Balls must land to be scored and are caught on the hop only. The hit will be scored where it touches the ground.
The field will be lined for points and cone targets will be placed in the field and in the gaps for extra points.
Top player with most points by division is awarded a prize when all players within the division have batted.
All points will be added per team, maximum 12 players. If a team has less than 12 players, other players may hit twice. If a team has more than 12 players, the top 12 players points will be tallied.
Teams will be ranked by finish and points awarded for their rank position.
BASE RUNNING EVENT - to be completed at respective fields after all batting has finished
Players will run one team at a time. The running team will line up in the catcher’s position.
All players on the team run in the order presented by the Coach on the batting order.
The scorekeeper will record running time on the batting order beside the name of the runner.
If a team has less than 12 players present, other players can run to equal to 12 players.
If a team has more than 12 players present, they must drop their lowest time(s).
The runner will not swing before running. All runners will start as a right sided batter.
To ensure no early starts they will NOT be told ready set go. Only “get ready” long pause “go”. The clock will start on go.
They will run home to home. They must touch every base.
A judge at the bases will raise an arm if the base is missed.
There will be a 5 sec penalty for any missed base.
The Clock will stop when they touch home plate. Individual times will be posted and the team total time will be tallied.
The fastest player in each division will be posted to be challenged by the next team.
THROW AROUND THE HORN - to be completed at respective fields once base running is completed - TIME PERMITTING
All team players participate. This is a timed event based on speed and accuracy. Players evenly distributed at the 4 bases in any combination.
Coaches will determine which players are at which base and in what order to ensure everyone participates. (Be aware that the strategy of player placement and pair ups is important)
If there are less than 12 players, the same players may throw more than once.
The coach will designate who will throw twice. If in the division there is a team with more than 12 players, then the event will be run with 4 times around instead of 3 to ensure everyone participates.
The Coach must bring it to the scorer’s attention that there are 13+ players in the division and all teams will go 4 rounds.
One player at each base. Waiting players at a cone placed 10 feet away and out of the line of the throw in foul territory or towards centre field at second base and against the backstop at home plate.
A spare ball is set on the cone. Waiting players are to be sure there is always a spare ball on the cone.
The ball starts on the plate at home with the catcher’s hand on the ball. On go, the ball is thrown to first, first to second, second to third, third to home, and around again, home to first, first to second, etc. Three times around ensuring adequate rotation at each base so every player throws. (Four times around if teams have 12+ players) The base must be touched on each throw unless there is an overthrow. Three second penalty for not touching the base. If there is an overthrow the base player can pick up the overthrow or run to the extra ball on the cone and continue the relay with that ball. It is not necessary to touch the base after an overthrow. On the last time around, the catcher will apply the tag at home plate and the clock will stop when the glove touches the plate.
EARLY BIRD CONCESSION PRIZE: First 10 PLAYERS WHO RECEIVE A DONATION and SHARE THE LINK ON IG or FB with hashtag #scbabatathon will receive hotdog vouchers to be redeemed at the concession.
SPECIAL EARLY BIRD PRIZE: Any player who raises $50 by May 15th at 10am will be entered to win SCBA spirit wear.
We will be updating prizes as the fundraiser progresses, stay tuned!
TOP INDIVIDUAL DONATIONS RAISED:
PARTICIPATION PRIZE: Any player who raised a minimum of $100 is entered to win a prize. TBA
TEAM PARTICIPATION PRIZE: Any team with 100% participation, minimum $25 per player get pizza delivered to an after game of their choice.
CLUB SPIRIT PRIZE: Teams with 100% participation will be entered into a draw for the Vancouver CANADIANS. The winning team will attend a Canadian's game. Each player can bring a parent.
HEAVY HITTER PRIZES: Any player who raised a minimum of $500 is entered to win a Meta Quest 2.
Top team with highest overall points per division: TBA
*** Prizes subject to change due to availability***