IBL Forms Alumni Association

1995 IBL alumni gathering at National Stadium, Stratford. John Kastner (front row, third from left). Photo: Jeffrey Reed/LondonOntarioSports.com.

CAMBRIDGE – The Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) today announced the launch of the IBL Alumni Association.

“This would have been our 102nd year and it is a season like no other. We are all missing baseball and like many aspects of society 2020 has given us a reason to pause and reflect. We think this is an ideal time to recognize and reach out to the players that have put so much into this league,” IBL Commissioner John Kastner said. “In all honesty, it’s overdue.”

The IBL Alumni Association will provide a network for former players, coaches, executives, and staffers. The group is aimed at reconnecting alumni with each other, the IBL Office, teams, players, staff, and current and former IBL communities.

Spearheading the Alumni Association is Welland Jackfish Owner and IBL Marketing Chair Ryan Harrison.

“This league has such a long and tremendous history that it’s important we bring all our alumni together and celebrate this great league,” said Harrison. “We are currently looking at Alumni events such as a golf outing, an IBL Hall of Fame, and ambassador program for the IBL.”

The IBL Alumni Association will offer a number of incentives for members. Upon membership, alumni will receive a membership card, ticket discounts, IBL apparel discounts, invitations to exclusive League functions and events, ability to select a nomination for the IBL Hall of Fame and access to the IBL Alumni database.

“We’ve already launched a private, IBL Alumni group on Facebook, and it’s growing rapidly,” Harrison said. “Then, we will connect members with an email group. In the coming months, the IBL Alumni Association will launch a devoted webpage for former players, staffers, and executives.”

To join the IBL Alumni Association, click here.

The Intercounty Baseball League (IBL), in its 102nd year of operation, is the best baseball league in Canada, boasting ex-major league professional and elite NCAA college baseball players. The IBL is the fifth-longest continually operated baseball league in the world and serves as a valuable training ground for coaches, umpires, and front office staff. More than 40 IBL players have advanced to Major League Baseball or returned to the IBL following their MLB careers. The league is comprised of teams from Barrie, Brantford, Kitchener, London, Toronto, Guelph, Welland, and Hamilton. For more information, visit www.theibl.ca.

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