CELEBRATION OF LIFE
A Celebration of Life for Warren Karsgaard will be held on Saturday, March 30 at 10:30 AM at the South Arm Community Hall (9020 Williams Road in Richmond). The hall is located beside the South Arm Community Center.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Warren’s name to the BC Cancer Agency or the Salvation Army Rotary Hospice.
The Lower Mainland Baseball Association was greatly saddened by the passing of one of our original members, Warren Karsgaard on February 14, 2019. Warren was in attendance at a meeting sponsored by an American adult baseball group in July, 1994. When the group was unable to start up a recreational baseball league for adults, Warren and several others decided to start the Lower Mainland Baseball Association on their own. Warren, along with others, organized try-outs at Central Park in Burnaby, helped set up an Executive and served for several years as league registrar. His background experience in senior and youth baseball was invaluable to a group finding its way. For the next 24 years Warren participated as a player, manager, and Executive member and his contributions were significant in the growth and development of the league.
When original players were starting to “age out” of the 30+ Division, Warren worked closely with Ray Edger to start up a very successful 45+ division, thereby extending playing careers for everyone. Warren volunteered for 40 years in Richmond Minor Baseball and was deservedly recognized for his efforts by BC Minor Baseball, Richmond City Baseball, and the City of Richmond.
The Lower Mainland Baseball Association is proud to dedicate our 2019 season in memory of Warren Karsgaard.
A baseball life . . . . . well lived!
2019 LMBA PRE-SEASON NOTICES
OPENING DAY IS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3 - PLEASE CHECK THE IMPORTANT NOTICES BELOW
PRE-SEASON MEETING FOR ALL LMBA TEAMS - SUNDAY, MARCH 31ST - EDMONDS CENTRE - 1:30PM TO 3:30PM
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN *** PLEASE READ SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE REGISTERING
REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS - READ CAREFULLY
MAKE SURE YOU COMPLETE THE FIELD ASKING FOR YOUR TEAM - SCROLL DOWN UNTIL YOU FIND YOUR TEAM. MAKE SURE THIS INFORMATION IS INCLUDED OTHERWISE NAMES WILL NOT APPEAR ON YOUR TEAM ROSTER LIST.
All players (even if they have played in the LMBA before) should make sure they are logged out of the LMBA website before creating a new account for the 2019 season. If a player wants to register for multiple teams they will need to create multiple accounts (one for each team). The same email address can be used multiple times, but each registration needs to be done separately. Players using old accounts to register for new seasons have caused issues in the past.
Contact – LMBA Registrar – Dan Sitar – firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 LMBA Pre-Season Meeting
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Edmonds Centre – Burnaby – 7433 Edmonds Street, Burnaby
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Team Representative Attendance Mandatory
The final pre-season meeting for all LMBA teams will take place on Sunday, March 31st at the Edmonds Centre (7433 Edmonds Street) from 1:30pm to 3:00pm. All teams must have a representative present for this important meeting. The league will be distributing contact lists, handbooks, scorebooks, line up books, and baseballs. In addition, there will be a special presentation about player safety in the LMBA as the topic will be batting helmets (standards, use, and maintenance). Shawn Hancheroff (MVP Sports) will make a presentation at the invitation of the LMBA Executive. There were a number of reported concussions last year and there will be important information included.
Prior to the meeting all teams should take care of four important tasks;
2019 League Fees – teams were informed about balances at our February meeting. If you are paying via Ebanking, please contact LMBA Treasurer Tim Everson – email@example.com
2019 Team Contact Information – Please email team contacts to LMBA Secretary Marke Andrews – firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration – Now open – please check directions in the home page article. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact LMBA Registrar Dan Sitar – email@example.com
LMBA Team Websites – Many team sites are very out of date. Please update your site or disconnect from LMBA. To link your team site with the LMBA, please contact Matt Winograd (LMBA website director) at firstname.lastname@example.org