RSPA All-Star Night & Barbecue Friday, Aug 11, 2017
Updated Aug 14, 2017
The RSPA All-Star Night & Barbecue on Friday, Aug 11, 2017 at Wildwood Park
was a rainy night with an impressive lightning show, but still great turnout considering the weather.
We managed to get in a couple of events.
Team Blaze Jays swept the baserunning with team rep LillianM winning with a 14.5 time on a wet track.
Andre (also from team Blaze Jays) won mens in 12.69 time.
Wayne from Woodland Sluggers won male pitching and Jessica from QHDP won female pitching.
Throwing accuracy won by Devo from Inferno/Master Batters and Fatima from Loose Balls.
Homerun contest, which usually takes half the night was cancelled because of lightning.
But players still went out for batting practice in the rain and mud.
Still managed to collect $250 donations from events and $468.50 (who put in the 50 cents?)
from a raffle.
Kyle from Hardballs won a Miken Freakshow bat,
and I don't know who won 2nd place draw prize, a pair of Blue Jay tickets donated by JasonK.
The league will match it and will donate $1200 to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in the name of Chris Allen.
As usual the free barbecue was a success and thanks have to go out to our Italian chef Mario (the umpire),
and his trusty sidekick Krista from Tailgaters.
We managed to hide the megaphone from Terry Jackson,
but you could still hear him barking orders from the comfort of his chair.
Thanks to all the volunteers, specially AllanT for running the events
and Robbo and Bri-Pie who were the most popular guys at the barbecue.
Also the many volunteers, half of who I cannot remember for helping with events, raffles, etc.
RSPA All-Star Night & Barbecue Friday, August 11, 2017
Updated November 12, 2016
The RSPA All-Star Night & Barbecue is scheduled for Friday, August 11, 2017 at Wildwood Park.
Derry Road, south-west corner of Goreway Drive / Disco Road; take 427 north to Derry Road,
take Derry Road west; the park is behind the Malton arena (use the arena parking lot to get into the park).
The parks are not visible from the street.
All-Star Night is scheduled to start at 6:30 pm but late arrivals will be accommodated.
All-Star Night will include a FREE BARBECUE, free pop, bring your coolers.
All-Star Night will include home run hitting contest (male & female), base running (male & female),
pitching contest, individual and team throwing contests, games, etc.
This event is optional for all teams, but if you ask anybody who has attended,
they will tell you what a fun night it is!
(there are no RSPA scheduled games on that night).
Also, this event is subsidized by league fees, so come out and get your money's worth!
This event is dedicated to Chris Allen, a fund-raiser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
All events will require a donation to enter and all funds, plus a donation from the league,
will be sent to Heart & Stroke in his name.
We will also have a 50-50 draw and will accept donations from non-participants.
Each team can nominate a male player and a female player for each event.
We will allow multiple player entries from the same team in all events.
The RSPA All-Star Night is a result of a lot of work and cannot be succesful without the help we get from the amazing crew of volunteers!
Why don't you step up and help?
We are looking for prizes, volunteers, ideas, etc. -
Give us your input!
RSPA All-Star Night & Barbecue Friday, August 12, 2016
Updated August 13, 2016 - Click on photos for larger view.
Who's bright idea was it to give Jackson
Chefs Krista and Karen
Cathy and Irene
Lars homerun winner
The RSPA All-Star Night & Barbecue was held on Friday, August 12, 2016 at Wildwood Park.
Great weather, a little hot, but no storm, great turnout.
FREE BARBECUE, free beverages, and a lot of fun!
LarsA from Honey Badgers won the male home run hitting contest (so much for the bragging of Last 2 Leave).
Even charging $20 an entry for the male home run contest didn't scare away the 46 entrants.
KristaK from Tailgaters won the female home run hitting contest.
LeahC from Inferno won the female base running contest as usual,
Albert from new team Aceholes won the male base running contest.
PatriciaC from Mixed balls beat out all the guys in the pitching contest.
Devo from Inferno/Master Batters/and any other team that will let him play,
won the individual throwing contest.
Team throwing contest (around the horn) got cut for lack of time,
but at least we got the pitching in this year.
Dave Lyman from Shebeen won $255 in the 50-50 draw.
We raised $1956.36 (don't ask me where the 36 cents came from) for the Heart and Stroke Foundation
in the name of Chris Allen.
Krista homerun winner
The RSPA All-Star Night was successful as a result of a lot of work and the help we got from the amazing crew of volunteers!
Thank you to AllanT, CathyC, TerryJ, KristaK, umpires Mario and Karen, b*** bitches RobO and BryanM,
and the myriad of people who stepped up to judge the contests, sell tickets, help set up, etc.
Next year, why don't you step up and help?
Leah wins baserunning again.
Albert wins baserunning
Mario the Italian chef
Ian and Kevin
All the spectators
Krista at the barbecue
Bryan and Robbo
No it's your turn to get the ball!
We are looking for prizes, volunteers, ideas, etc. for next year.
Give us your input!
RSPA All-Star Night & Barbecue Friday, August 8, 2014
Updated November 1, 2014
The RSPA All-Star Night & Barbecue was held Friday night at Wildwood Park with a FREE BARBECUE.
The male home run hitting contest ended in the finals because the lights went out.
Time flies when you're having fun!
Shawn Simard from Tribe was leading at the time,
and Tommy Hammond of Dirty Dozen and Jeff Aishford from Bucket Bombers were still in the running.
No coincidence that all three are on Comp teams.
The female home run hitting contest won by Sarah Manson from Bucket Bombers beating Tara R from Looseballs in the finals.
Leah C. from Inferno won the female baserunning in a time of 13.59 seconds,
beating out Agy W. from Upper Deck and Melanie from Looseballs.
Kosta S. from Upper Deck won the male baserunning in a time 11.63 seconds (that is fast!),
beating out Gennaro C. from Game of Throws, Richard S. from Mixed Balls, and David F. from Dirty Dozen.
Gennaro C. from Game of Throws won the Outfield Throwing Accuracy.
Dirty Dozen beat Tribe in the team throwing contest "Around The Horn".
And my sincere apologies to the entrants of the pitching contest as it was cancelled due to lack of time.
The lights went out on us and we didn't finish all the events as it was.
The kids had a baserunning contest and won sets of headphones (that we luckily had on hand).
Check out the photos to see what a fun night it was!
On that note, thanks to the player (who I don't remember) for stepping up and taking all the photos.
The RSPA All-Star Night is a result of a lot of work and cannot be succesful without the help we got
from an amazing crew of volunteers!
Thanks to Al and Cathy from Upper Deck who did registrations and event scheduling;
Gootch from Clippers was the money man; his wife Darlene handled the prizes;
Ian, Ed Sato and Judy manning the barbecue as usual;
Terry, Krista and Paul from Tailgaters running some of the events;
Nolan did the baserunning timing; Shawn and Greg handled the throwing contest;
Larry, Wayne and some scribbly name judged the Round the Horn;
Janet and Pam and Deby Alvia did the draw prizes;
Umpie Wayne and Rick were supposed to do the pitching contest which got cancelled but helped out in other ways;
and finally Ed G. who managed to hold down a folding chair with great care and tenacity.
This event was dedicated to Chris Allen, a fund-raiser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation,
and we raised $1482.85 for Heart and Stroke.
Click on the pictures for a larger view
RSPA Slo-Pitch 2012 All-Star Night
The RSPA 2012 All-Star Night & Barbecue was cancelled
as the city closed the parks due to inclement weather.
RSPA Slo-Pitch 2011 All-Star Night
The RSPA All-Star Night & Barbecue was held on Friday, August 12, at Wildwood Park
with a FREE BARBECUE and a variety of baseball contests.
The 2011 RSPA All-Star Night was dedicated to Chris Allen
with donations going to the Heart & Stroke Foundation in his name.
We collected $1963.11 in Canadian; $6.25 in US and a Jamaican $10 coin
that I think is worth $0.13 and the league donated the difference
to bring it up to a total $3000.00 donation.
- Mike Flemming from Flaming Arifs won the male home run hitting contest,
with Peter from the Dragons in second place.
- Christina Vecchiato from Master Batters won the female home run hitting contest,
with Tracy from the BYOB in second place.
- Jeremy Short from the Hawks won the male base running for the second year in a row,
with Omar from Ruff Ryders in second place and Graeme from Woodies in third place.
- Bertina from the ASU Sun Devils won the female base running contest,
with Kristina from A-Rod in my Pujols in second and Courtney from Flaming Arifs in third.
- Flaming Arifs won the team throwing contest; with A-Rod and ASU Sun Devils second and third.
Only 3 teams managed to complete the course without throwing the ball away.
- George Raposo from Hawks won the male individual throwing accuracy contest.
- Molly Cote from BYOB won the female individual throwing accuracy contest.
- Bergy from Chicks & Dicks won the pitching contest.
- Thanks to all the volunteers who stepped up to help run this huge event.
Special thanks to Jeff Warren for an amazing job!
- Another great night out with RSPA!
RSPA Slo-Pitch 2010 All-Star Night
The RSPA 2010 All-Star Night & Barbecue was held on Friday, August 13 at Wildwood Park.
A great success with free barbecue; free pop and water - and lots of competition;
- Jeremy Short from Hawks won both the home run and base-running contest.
- Justin from TNT was second in the home run and Matt from Misfits was second in the base running.
- Graham from Woodies was third in the base running.
- Krista from Heres To Grizz beat Lily-Ann from Dragons in the female home run contest.
- Michelle from Misfits beat Camille from Ruff Ryders in the base running.
- Hawks were first in the team throwing contest "around the horn",
- with Dragons in second and Heres to Grizz in third.