It was a perfect day for a baseball game as teams from Durham Regional Police, Ontario Shores and Durham Mental Health Services (DMHS) hit the diamonds for the 5th 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, Olympic baseball player and Whitby Hall of Fame inductee Erin McLean and Intercounty League Toronto Maple Leaf Pitcher Drew Taylor.
The event brings together DRPS members and members of Ontario Shores for a day of friendly competition, providing a fun atmosphere to enjoy some camaraderie and team work, while building positive relations.
Before 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. President of Ontario Shores Karim Mamdani says the event represents everyone as individuals and works to brings down barriers.
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 an annual baseball tournament. We are now in the fifth 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.
Ontario Shores Baseball (JPG file, 367.0K bytes)