I would like to take the opportunity to introduce our organization, East Mountain Baseball
Association. Since 1994, the EMBA has been part of youth sport in the Hamilton. Our volunteers
have one goal in mind each season - we want to provide an affordable and accessible baseball
program to promote fitness and teamwork in the East Mountain communities of Hamilton. In
2019, we had 279 youth between 4 and 18 years old play in our league! We also had over 60
parent volunteers work countless hours throughout the season to ensure our kids had fun and
learned, not only how to play baseball, but how to be a team player. With games almost daily,
there was non-stop activities on the diamonds, which we loved to see!
The EMBA could not exist without the players, families, volunteers and of course our valued
sponsors. Every sponsorship dollar gives us the ability to provide a healthy, safe, active and
team building environment for our youth. For the 2020 season, we are focusing on equipment
renewal. We run games on 6 different diamonds at Mohawk Sports Park so require umpire
equipment at each of those diamonds. The equipment we currently have is showing its age. We
need to purchase at least 2 Rookie ball pitching machines. And, we provide an equipment bag
to each team with extra batting helmets, bats, baseballs and a full back catcher set of equipment
and much of that equipment needs replacing.