First Pitch Launch Party

First Pitch Launch Party Poster

First Pitch Launch Party at the Best Damn Sports Bar

Wave International Baseball Academy launches campaign to fund Canadian baseball players trip to the Latin American Baseball Classic for the first time ever. Players to provide humanitarian relief for region.

First Pitch Launch Party PosterOur campaign launch party is to be held on May 3rd (from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm) at the Best Damn Sports Bar, on 250 Martin Street in Penticton, BC. The launch party will be aptly titled: First Pitch. The aim of the party is to raise funds, and awareness about our cause: To fund our young Canadian baseball players trip to the LABC. As well, our players are going to hand-deliver educational materials, clothing, sports equipment to the Dominican Republic. Most of the players are from BC, with many of the players heralding from the Okanagan.

The day will be filled with baseball games, themed drinks, games, silent auction, raffles and live music (The Shake). We have a very special guest stopping by – Jim Parque, a Chicago White Sox alumni will be making a special appearance to support our cause. West Coast Authentic will be running a silent auction, with a wide variety of sports memorabilia. As well, there are over $4000.00 in various raffle prizes from local merchants.

Tickets can be purchased at Tiger Alley (326 Main Street, Penticton) and the Best Damn Sports Bar (260 Martin Street, Penticton), or Online at:

More About Our Initiative

The Latin American Baseball Classic (LABC) will be held August 6-12, 2014 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The LABC is one of the largest youth international baseball tournaments in Latin America, annually attracting teams from across the region. For the first time in the LABC history, Canada has been invited to participate in the tournament.The LABC has been in existence for 32 years. Numerous future MLB, and professional baseball stars have competed in the tournament. Our goal as LABC Team Canada is to be competitive on the field, and bring a cultural and educational experience to our athletes. LABC Team Canada age brackets include: 12U • 14U • 16U • 18U.

Giving is a big part of the humanitarian and cultural aspect of this experience. LABC Team Canada, in conjunction with our corporate partners, and Beyond the Beach Children’s Foundation, will take down baseball equipment, educational materials and trinkets to give to the Latin players whom desperately need such items. Our athletes will experience, firsthand, what it is like to have little in the aspects of things most of us take for granted in Canada.