Dear Coaches,On behalf of the Kanata Little League Baseball Association and the Scott Tokessy Memorial Gold Glove Tournament Organizing Committee, we would like to take this opportunity to invite your team to participate in the 22nd Annual Scott Tokessy Memorial Gold Glove Tournament.The tournament is open to Rookie (7/8 year olds), Minor (9/10 year olds), Major (11/12 year olds) and Junior (13/14 year olds) teams at both the “A” and “B” competitive levels. The 2017 edition of the tournament will be held from Friday August 4, 2017 to Sunday August 6, 2017 in Kanata, Ontario.Dedicated to the memory of the young athlete from Kanata, the tournament was established in 1996 in memory of Scott Tokessy, a twelve year-old boy who died suddenly of an irregular heartbeat after hitting a home run for his house league team in May of that year. This tournament is a lasting tribute to a young man who exhibited all the characteristics and ideals of Little League Baseball; sportsmanship, fair play, hustle and dedication.Since 1996, this charity event has developed into one of the premier Little League Baseball Tournaments in Ontario. Last year’s tournament raised $20,000 bringing the total donation to the Cardiology Department at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) to $340,000 since the tournament’s inception, where it is used to fund equipment purchases and research.Enthusiasm about the Scott Tokessy Memorial Tournament continues to grow each year as the tournament becomes more widely known both locally and further from home. Local teams from Districts 2 and 6 compete alongside teams from Southern, Central and Eastern Ontario (including the Ottawa Valley), Western Quebec and northern New York State. Many coaches return with their teams to the tournament each year.We also have other activities during the weekend such as raffle draws, food concessions and souvenir concessions.This year’s tournament will involve a total of 52 teams with an “A” and “B” divisional format.Please see the rules page for detailed info on determining if you are an A or B team 2017 RulesThe age of the players must follow the Little League 2017 age guidelines as listed here: 2017 Little League Age GuidelinesThere will be 3 games guaranteed with both a Championship and Consolation Final at Rookie, Minor and Major divisions. Please note that Little League International has a moratorium on the use of composite bats in all of its baseball divisions. You should consult this Little League news item for details on which bats are allowed. The cost per team, payable in advance for all teams other than Rookie, is $450. The cost per Rookie team is $325. Registration fees will include a chance for one participating player of all participating teams to win a brand new baseball glove, which symbolizes our tournament. Completing the registration by entering your team’s participating players guarantees an entry for each player into the draw. It is mandatory that all teams provide a copy of their proof of insurance. No registrations will be processed without this information. If you are a Little League team your team is covered by the Little League insurance policy and your local Association will have a copy of this document.A registration is not considered confirmed until: 1. You have registered online 2. Your payment is received3. Your insurance document is receivedDeadline for registration is July 4th, 2017.Note: The tournament is always sold out so please register early to avoid disappointment.Registration begins April 14th and can be completed by submitting the required team information on our Registration page.Looking forward to seeing you at this year’s tournament.Sincerely,Paul Timmerman Tournament Director E-mail: email@example.com
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