The 2022 Baseball Canada 18U National Championship presented by Pepsi returns to Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo.
It’s the second time the region will host this particular tournament in four years.
The Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC) and Fort McMurray Minor Baseball Association (FMMBA) partnered to make the successful bid with Baseball Canada.
Our region previously hosted Baseball Canada events in 2016 and 2018.
Mike Mayuk is co-chair of the 2022 Baseball Canada 18U National Championship presented by Pepsi Organizing Committee and FMMBA Treasurer.
He spoke of the region’s recent history of baseball and its growing popularity.
“In both 2016 and 2018, our region embraced these events as sponsors, volunteers and fans. This year, after a long period when events such as this could not take place, we know that our region will once again come out to support the event and our visiting guests.”
Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo hosted the 2016 Baseball Canada Cup mere weeks after the Horse River wildfire.
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In 2018, elite level baseball returned for the 2018 Baseball Canada 18U National Championship presented by Pepsi.
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10 teams from across Canada with players aged 18 and under will compete at Legacy Dodge Field and Shell Place and Ross Hennigar Baseball Park.
As hosts, the FMMBA will also feature a local team in the competition.
The 2022 Baseball Canada 18U National Championship presented by Pepsi is one of 11 annual national tournaments.
Tournament action runs Aug. 18-21, 2022.
New in 2022 is the launch of tournament passes.
Jodie Cooper, Organizing Committee Co-Chair and RRC Director of Sport and Recreation, said sales begin on June 13.
“Whether fans want to take in the full tournament, individual games, or the medal games, we can guarantee exciting baseball action featuring some of the best young players in the country.”
Tournament passes include access to all games, Medal Round games, and opening and closing ceremonies.
Adult passes will retail at $72, and senior/student passes at $54.
Single-game and Medal Round tickets will be available closer to the event date.
Purchase tournament passes online on the MacDonald Island website.
Sponsorship opportunities with the 2022 Baseball Canada 18U National Championship presented by Pepsi are also available with the RRC at firstname.lastname@example.org.