— Press Release —
East Nepean Eagles to Host the 2020 Major Ontario Little League Championship
BARRHAVEN, Thursday, June 13th, 2019 – The kids of Summer are headed to Ottawa as East Nepean Little League has been chosen to host the Major Ontario Little League Championship in July 2020.
Teams representing all eight Ontario Little League districts will travel to Eagles Nest in Barrhaven, home of the East Nepean Eagles, to compete for the opportunity to represent Ontario at the Canadian Little League Championship in Victoria, BC.
East Nepean Little League President Bruce Campbell knows the significance of hosting this sought after event. “The Major provincial tournament is special. It’s special for the athletes, their family’s and for the city of Ottawa. This tournament is the chance for 11 and 12-year-old players to get one step closer to living out the dream of representing Canada at the Little League World Series. Every at-bat, ground ball, pitch and fly ball are important steps towards winning” Campbell says. “We are honoured to host the players who train for this and for their families who commit to supporting them along the way.”
Barrhaven Councillor Jan Harder said “Barrhaven is excited indeed that East Nepean will host the 2020 Major Little League Ontario Championship. Our community of over 90,000 residents and 500 businesses look forward to welcoming the players and their families”. Jan Harder noted that “With new hotels under construction, 3 major recreation centres, close by Ottawa’s International Airport, with our very own VIA Rail station and on Hwy 416 there is nothing we aren’t close to! Ottawa is a beautiful city and as we like to say it’s every Canadians second hometown. See you soon!”
Winning this bid not only shines a spotlight on both the community and organization but also reflects the passion and commitment of the volunteers, a hallmark of East Nepean Little League’s success throughout the last 63 years in Ottawa.
With just over a year until opening pitch, the hopeful players, families, coaches and community are already working towards making the tournament a home run for all.
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