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Special Report - Dave Dash Memorial Tournament

We won 1st place, winning all 5 of our games, in the first annual Dave Dash Tournament, hosted by the Brampton Minor Baseball Association Aug 19-21.

The Winning Team

The rest of this page talks about Dave Dash, lists the teams playing in the tournament, reports our game results, presents a few photos taken during the tournament, and displays a map to the locations where games were played.

About Dave Dash 

Dave DashDavid Archibald Dash was actively involved with youth baseball in Brampton for more than 40 years until his untimely death in November 2004 due to a long battle with Leukemia. He had served as an invaluable member of Brampton Minor Baseball in the capacity of President, Umpire-in-Chief, and Executive Member and coach. David had served Central Ontario Baseball as a Director, Vice-President and President. He had also served as a Director for Baseball Ontario.

Dave’s awards were numerous: The Paul Harris Fellowship Award (Rotary Club), Brampton Citizen’s Award, Government of Canada Certificate of Merit, the President’s Award (Brampton Minor Baseball Inc.), the Jack Campbell Award (Brampton Minor Baseball Inc.), and Outstanding Achievement Award by a Director (Baseball Ontario).

David’s enormous contribution to youth baseball is recognized by Baseball Ontario and the Toronto Blue Jays with a trophy that bears his name. This trophy is awarded at the annual Baseball Ontario/Toronto Blue Jays Junior All-Star Tournament.

As a coach in Brampton Minor Baseball Inc. he guided several house league and rep teams to their championships. Notwithstanding David’s first love was baseball, he still found time to referee for Brampton Minor Hockey for ten years.

David was instrumental in the modification and updating of the Community Group Affiliation Policy for all recreation groups in Brampton, and in the formation of the Brampton Sports Alliance.

Teams Playing 

The 8 teams playing in the tournament were:

  • Division A: Brampton Royals Major, Mississauga Southwest Twins, Oakville A’s, Whitby Chiefs Major.
  • Division B: Brampton Royals Minor, Etobicoke, Mississauga Majors, Whitby Chiefs Minor.

Game Results 

Our game results were:

  • Win 8-5 over Whitby Chiefs Minor.
  • Win 18-4 over Etobicoke.
  • Win 11-1 over Brampton Royals Minor.
  • Win 11-2 over Brampton Royals Major.
  • Win 8-3 over Oakville A’s.

Photos 

Here are a few photos:

Ryan Pitching JJ Pitching Owen Hits the Ball Alex Pitching Alex Pitching

Locations 

Games were played at Bramalea Countryside Park (Countryside) and Brampton Sports Park (BSP):

Map to the TournamentBrampton Minor Baseball Association Logo

Countryside BSP