Bringin’ Ball Back to the Creek

Event sure to be a home run

Black Creek celebrates its baseball history on Saturday. Schultz family archive photo, 1939

The Black Creek Community Centre is hosting Bringin’ Ball Back to the Creek, a softball celebration tournament on Saturday, June 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the baseball diamond at 2001 Black Creek Rd.

The Black Creek and surrounding areas have a long history of playing ball on the very field where the event takes place. Some archival photos show community baseball gatherings dating back to the 1930s. While local adult teams stopped playing slopitch games here a few years ago, the community is seeing a resurgence in the sport, with many local families signing up kids for the Black Creek Bears Softball program.

Earlier this year, centre staff met with Bears coach Cristi Sacht. Together, they wanted to bring the community of local softball enthusiasts together to celebrate the sport. Once adult team registration opened for the day, there was a great response from the community, which couldn’t wait to reunite with old teammates and friends.

The day will start off with a T-Ball game from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Then the Bears will play Campbell River Softball for their season wind-up game from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Spectators are welcome to cheer on the kids and stick around to watch the adult slopitch tournament from 1-6 p.m.

Volunteers from the Community Centre will be in full force grilling up hot dogs, serving beer in the beverage garden and selling 50/50 tickets all afternoon, in true baseball style. All funds raised from these activities will support the Black Creek Community Association in continuing to offer a wide variety of recreational opportunities for all ages.

To learn more about this event or to volunteer, visit or call 250-337-5190.

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