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Rally Cap Program on the Lookout for Player of the Week

OTTAWA, ON – Is your child, or someone you know a participant in the Baseball Canada Rally Cap Program?  If so, this is your chance to share with the rest of the country their exploits.

During the 2008 baseball season, Baseball Canada will recognize the achievements and improvements of our young baseball players enrolled in the Rally Cap Program. Starting on the week of May 11, Baseball Canada will select one player per province per week and will do so for 12 weeks concluding on August 2nd, 2008.

“The Rally cap Player of the Week is a way to show how the kids are improving,” says André Lachance, Manager of Baseball Operations.  “The goal is not performance, but getting the fundamental skills of baseball.  We hope this will raise interest among the young players as well as get catch the curiosity of the communities who do not have the Rally Cap program in their area.”

Any parent, coach, administrator, fan or friend can nominate a young player each week. In order to do so, simply fill the nomination form making sure you include the player's picture in their Rally Cap.  The nomination form can be found on the home page of the website simply by clicking on the Rally Cap logo.

At the conclusion of the season, Baseball Canada will draw at random from all the Player of the Week nominees it receives for a trip for two to Toronto which includes transportation, one night hotel accommodations, two tickets for two Blue Jays games and two official Baseball Canada hats.

The purpose of Rally Cap is to create an environment in which children and adults can have fun with baseball; teach baseball skills, rules and strategy to our players; model and teach competitiveness with an emphasis on good sportsmanship and promote increased self esteem among Rally Cap children and adults.

Nominate a Rally Cap player starting on May 11th!