Welcome to the 2020 Nelson Baseball Season
It is with great pleasure that our Executive welcomes you to another season of baseball. The mandate of
the Nelson Baseball Association is to provide a safe, fun, developmental environment for players,
coaches, and parents; and to continue to upgrade our aging infrastructure. Your childs development will
include learning fielding and batting skills, the rules and strategy of baseball, but also important
life skills such as fair play and good sportsmanship. Our goal is for the kids to enjoy playing baseball
and to be excited to return the following year.
I would like to begin by highlighting some of the exciting upgrades we have made to our Lions Park and
Queen Elizabeth Park baseball fields.
At Lions Park, we completed a two year capital project program undertaken with the goal of creating a
safer setting and a better spectator experience. Spectator bleachers were installed in 2018 and
protective fencing and a backstop canopy in 2019. These projects were made possible by a corporate
donation and a Columbia Basin Trust grant.
At Queen Elizabeth Park, we have undertaken a large, multi-year capital project to transform a
long-neglected facility into a safe and modern sports complex that will serve Nelson and adjacent
communities for many years to come. In 2019, we completed the outfield fence and installed utility poles
to extend the protective netting behind the backstop to first base. Our project has been supported by
generous corporate donations (cash and in-kind), grants and a momentous effort by one particular Board
member. Our fundraising program is ongoing with the goal of completing the project in 2021.
There is a tremendous amount of work involved in running a successful baseball program. In addition to an
experienced coaching staff, we need assistant coaches, volunteers to help with score-keeping, field
maintenance, social media posting, etc. Please note where you can help out on the registration form or
speak with your child’s coach when the season begins.
Most of all, thank you to the parents for getting their kids to practices and games on time, and for
driving the teams to away games. Remember, we are all volunteers working to give each child a positive
experience in a sport we love. Without your help we would not have a successful baseball program in
Nelson. Thank you to all our sponsors and we look forward to seeing you at the fields.
Dwane Sorenson, President
Nelson Baseball Association