OLL sends the Minor AL Rays to the Scott Tokessy Memorial Gold Glove Tournament
Oakville Little League were proud to have one of our very own house league teams particiapte for the first time in the 2016 Scott Tokessy Memorial Gold Glove Tournament.
The Scott Tokessy Memorial Gold Glove Tournament was established in 1996 in memory of Scott, a popular 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.
The Minor American League West Rays took to the 401 on Friday, August 5th and headed east towards Ottawa for a fun filled weekend of competitive baseball. Manager, Jerry Thornhill approached the league early in the baseball season and asked John Mooney, Vice President of Baseball Operations for approval to bring his team to this tournament. There was not a second of hesitation from John as all he could think about was giving a bunch of house league players a chance to participate in a very important tournament in memory of Scott Tokessy.
The objective was to give the team an opportunity to experience a weekend All-Star tournament where the Rays would compete with other teams from around the Province for the right to get to Championship Sunday. This was not the only objective that Jerry had in mind. He wanted the team to spend the weekend together, play some good baseball and most importantly, enjoy the experience and have a lot of fun as a team. From all reports that came back to Oakville, Jerry and the team certainly had a great weekend of baseball and the kids enjoyed spending the weekend together as a team playing ball.
The team represented Oakville Little League and the Town of Oakville very well on and off the field.
A special thanks to Jerry and his coaching staff for taking on this inititaive for the kids.
Front Row - Player:Vincent, Ava, Logan, Noah, Ryan, Gijs, Roman
Back Row - Coach Albert, Coach Jerry, Coach Ed, Player: Benjamin, Ian, Nathan, Max, & Coach Neil