The rain didn't dampen spirits as teams from Durham Regional Police, Ontario Shores and Durham Mental Health Services (DMHS) hit the diamonds for the 4th Annual Baseball Tournament at Ontario Shores.
The day began with a ceremonial pitch that featured DRPS Chief Paul Martin; President and CEO, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, Karim Mamdani; Executive Director, DMHS, Rob Adams and former Toronto Blue Jay Rob Butler.
"This event brings together DRPS members and members of Ontario Shores for a day of friendly competition," says Cst. Scott Logan with the DRPS Mental Health Support Unit. "It provides a fun atmosphere to enjoy some camaraderie and team work, while building positive relations." In addition to throwing out a ceremonial pitch, Chief Martin brought greetings and thanked organizers for making this initiative possible and building on the positive relationship between DRPS and Ontario Shores.
In 2012, members of the DRPS Mental Health Support Unit organized a hockey game with Ontario Shores to create a positive experience for everyone involved. The event was a huge success that eventually led to organizing a summer baseball tournament. We are now in the fourth year for both events and the hope is that they will continue with all partners involved.
Thanks to everyone who came out to participate in this fun-filled event.
Ceremonial Pitch (JPG file, 647.4K bytes)
Chief Martin Brings Greetings to the Players (JPG file, 1,430.6K bytes)