2017 ITC Weekend and Umpire Awards

Published by Sami Shery

Published on February 21, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 – Toronto, ON

Umpires from across the province gathered in Burlington on February 11-12 for the annual Softball Ontario ITC Weekend! As usual, the event featured daytime information sessions for both Fast Pitch and Slo-Pitch umpires. Umpire personnel, softball volunteers, and guest speakers gave presentations on umpire-related topics, such as rule changes, nutrition/fitness, equipment, helpful tips, new program updates, and more. On Saturday evening, the Umpire Awards banquet was held; a night dedicated to commemorating the best Blue Crew in the country. Softball Ontario would like to congratulate the following recipients of the 2016 umpire awards:

Junior Umpire of the Year:
Tyler Fitzsimmons: Zone 10, Gloucester

Rookie of the Year:
Fast Pitch: Mackenzie Campbell – Zone 2, Stratford
Slo-Pitch: Nick Cormier – Zone 8, Orleans

Home Run Sports Zone Umpire-in-Chief of the Year
Fast Pitch: Jamie Woodend – Zone 2, Stratford
Slo-Pitch: Lenny Galbraith – Zone 6, Angus

Doug Cundall Umpire of the Year:
Fast Pitch: Mike Morrissey – Zone 8, Peterborough
Slo-Pitch: Larry Marchand – Zone 2, London

Jim Bradford Memorial Award
Fast Pitch: Daryl Way – Zone 5, Brampton
Slo-Pitch: Ben Clements – Zone 2, London

Thank you to all of the organizers, presenters, volunteers, and attendees who all contributed in making the event such a success. Softball Ontario acknowledges the role that umpires play in the sport, and appreciates the mentorship that they offer to the youth in their communities. Thank you for all of you hard work and dedication. We will see you at the 2018 ITC Weekend!

We want to hear your feedback! Please fill out the 2017 ITC Weekend survey HERE.

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