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History of Thornhill Baseball Club

The Thornhill Baseball Club was founded as a not-for-profit, community service, volunteer organization in 1985 and had its first season of play in 1986. The Club has had a Constitution throughout its history. The objectives of the Club are set out in the Constitution and are the same now as they were back in 1985:

  • To develop the fundamentals of baseball;
  • To provide for all duly registered players an opportunity to participate in the activities of the Club regardless of ability; and
  • To promote good sportsmanship, behaviour and community spirit.

The Club’s membership includes:

  • the Board of Directors;
  • registered coaches, assistant coaches, managers, convenors, sponsors and umpires; and
  • registered players, and parents and legal guardians of registered players.

The Board of Directors that is elected annually at the Club’s annual general meeting that is held in November manages and administers the Club’s operations and affairs. These meetings are open to the entire membership of the Club as are the monthly executive meetings.

Generally, the Club has served, and continues to serve, the area known as Thornhill in those areas known as the City of Vaughan and the Town of Markham. Specifically, the area as approved by the York Simcoe Baseball Association (YSBA), bounded on the east by the north-south line of Highway 404, bounded on the south by the east-west line of Steeles Avenue, bounded on the west by the north-south line of Keele Street, and bounded on the north by the northern most east-west line of Highway 7 and Langstaff Road.

The Club is affiliated with the YSBA that in turn is a member of Baseball Ontario that is part of Baseball Canada. The Club’s season runs from mid-May till early September. In addition to the registration fees, the Club depends on sponsorships by local companies, organizations and individuals to supplement its revenues.

Throughout its history, the Club has offered, and continues to offer, recreational and competitive baseball (hardball) for boys and girls beginning as early as 5 years of age, from T-Ball to Senior levels in House League, Select League and Rep League. Throughout its history the Club has depended upon volunteers to act as coaches and assistant coaches, conveners and other positions. Since 1985, the Club has provided its programs to well over 20,000 individuals from within its territory.


Thornhill Baseball Bylaws

The mission of the Club is:

  1. To create supportive and positive experiences for the purpose of building confidence;
  2. To provide players with an opportunity to play baseball and have fun within a context of developing and/or improving skills, team play, sportsmanship and competition;
  3. To promote positive behaviour and leadership qualities that reflect the norms of societal values; and
  4. To respect the dignity of all people – players, coaches, umpires, parents, and members of the Executive of the Club.

The purpose of the Club shall be:

  1. To develop the fundamentals of baseball;
  2. To provide for all duly registered players an opportunity to participate in the activities of the Club regardless of ability; race, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity; and
  3. To promote good sportsmanship and local community spirit.

The Thornhill Baseball Club is not a political organization and as such will neither support nor participate in any political activities.

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Located in Thornhill, ON Canada

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About Thornhill Baseball Club

Thornhill Baseball Club is a not-for-profit community service volunteer organization. Founded in 1985, the Club has served and continues to serve, the residents of Thornhill (both within the City of Vaughan & the City of Markham) as the hub for community baseball. Over the past 35 years, the club has provided programing to well over 25,000 individuals.