Rookie Ball Celebration Day on Tap for August 29


Photo from the 2014 Toronto Playgrounds Baseball Rookie Ball Celebration Day Event at Christie Pits Diamond 3 on August 23. 2014.

Photo from the 2014 Toronto Playgrounds Baseball Rookie Ball Celebration Day Event at Christie Pits Diamond 3 on August 23. 2014.

The Toronto Playgrounds Baseball Committee wishes to remind Parents and Players that Saturday, August 29 is Rookie Ball Celebration Day! This is the final day of our Rookie Ball season, and we’re hoping that everyone will be able to join us for the fun at Christie Pits!

All players and coaches will receive a free lunch consisting of a hot dog (meat or veggie) from the TP BBQ Zone, a bag of chips, and a juice box. Hot dogs and drinks will also be for sale to friends and family members. Players will also receive their trophy and photo (if they haven’t already received it) after their game.

Here is the Rookie Ball Celebration Day Schedule for Saturday, August 29 [ALL games are at Christie Pits Diamond 3]:

  • Game 1: 9:30 a.m.Cardinals at Astros [Christie Pits Diamond 3]

  • Game 2: 10:45 a.m. > Orioles at Marlins  [Christie Pits Diamond 3]

  • Game 3: 12:00 noonDodgers at Red Sox  [Christie Pits Diamond 3]

  • Game 4: 1:15 p.m.Twins at Cubs  [Christie Pits Diamond 3]

We’re also posting the link to a doodle poll we’ve set up to try to determine how many of our fantastic tee ball players will be attending the Rookie Ball Celebration Day so that we can finalize our food order with Fiesta Farms for the barbecue. The poll will ask you to indicate your child’s name, whether they will be attending on August 29, and whether you’d like a meat or veggie dog for them. It will also ask you to indicate if there will be friends and/or family attending who will also like hot dogs and whether they will want veggie or meat. If there are some who would like meat and some who would like veggie, you can choose both. When you get to the poll page, please click on the “Show All 9 Options” button.

Please click on the following link to access the poll:

Please respond to this poll by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 19 so we can arrange the food purchase.

The Committee will be sending out a schedule of the times that teams will receive their free lunches early in the week of August 24. The plan is for coaches (or helpful parents) to place team orders with the BBQ staff and then the team can eat together. Most teams will eat following their games…the teams playing at noon will be scheduled to receive their lunches before their game.

We also need volunteers to help us with preparing the food and delivering the orders, so if you’d like to help out (when your team isn’t playing of course) then let us know by return e-mail at

Thank you all for your wonderful participation all season as coaches, assistant coaches, and excited spectators! We hope that we see you on Celebration Day!!!

If you have any questions, please contact us at