Letter: softball championships did city proud

Kevin Kosmunka gets the crowd going at the World Junior Softball Championships (Peter Lozinski/Daily Herald).

World Junior Men’s Fastball Championship. The World’s championships……how was Prince Albert provided such an amazing opportunity?!

Simply, we had a visionary host committee who took a dream and spent four years making it a reality! Can you imagine the hours and hours of planning and preparation? Hundreds of volunteers then put the plan into action. Fans turned out by the thousands to enjoy great sport, teamwork and sportsmanship.

Every team I visited remarked on the world calibre diamonds. They spoke how well the event was organized and couldn’t say enough about the hospitality. As fans, we witnessed the amazing skill sets of the teams and players. I am so thankful for the “little” things that “just” happened including efforts to keep the site clean of litter.

Our community is indebted to the host committee, volunteers and local businesses who supported this world-class event. There are 9 teams, from 9 different countries throughout the world, who are going home and sharing stories about the event, the hospitality they enjoyed and the beauty of our Province.

This event was priceless and all of Prince Albert should feel so proud! Thank-you to every person who contributed and/or supported this event. Our community’s youth will enjoy for years the world-class playing surfaces that will groom more local players for Team Canada.

Brian Martin
Prince Albert