october2009

SOFTBALL CANADA ANNOUNCES 2009 LEVEL 5 UMPIRES

October 16, 2009

Toronto, ON


SOFTBALL CANADA ANNOUNCES 2009 LEVEL 5 UMPIRES
NORTH YORK,ONTARIO- Softball Ontario is proud to share the certification of a SoftballOntario Fast Pitch Umpire Tim Whitelaw of Kitchener, ON, as he received hisLevel 5 status from Softball Canada and the Official Development Committee. 
With theaddition of Mr. Whitelaw, Softball Ontario is proud to now feature thirty-five(35) Softball Canada Level V Umpires, making the Softball Ontario UmpiresProgram the most successful Umpire Program in Canada for developing officialsto the highest level.
Each Umpire who reaches his or herLevel V certification must meet the following standards and criteria as set bySoftball Canada:
  • has been a Level IV at least 2years 
  • has received a successfulevaluation at two (2) events including any of thefollowing: 
    • Canadian Fast Pitch Championships(excluding Pee Wee and Bantam categories)
    • Canada Games
    • Canada Cup or 3 NationalsChallenge
    • Canadian Slo-PitchChampionships 
  • has been Certified for a minimum of7 years
  • has been endorsed by the ProvincialSoftball Governing Body
"Iwould like to extend my congratulations to Timmy for his achievement. This just goes to show that if you set your goals high, that they more thanachievable with the assistance of fellow blue in the Softball Ontario UmpireProgram.  I am proud of the opportunities that the Softball OntarioUmpires Program along with Softball Canada provides for Umpires in theprovince of Ontario" Peter Kluszczynski, FP Provincial Umpire-in-Chieffor  Softball Ontario reaction when he heard the news.
SoftballOntario recognizes the hard work and dedication required to receivecertification as a Softball Canada Level V Umpire, and congratulates Tim forreceiving his Level V certification in 2009.  Each of Softball Ontario'sLevel 5's will continue to be a regular feature on softball diamonds aroundthe province, across the country, and around the world, as rigorous standardsensure that all Level V Umpires continue to represent the highest quality ofUmpires in Canada. 
For moreinformation on Softball Canada’s Level V appointments, or to learn more aboutSoftball Ontario’s Umpires Program, contact Stephanie Sutton at ssutton@softballontario.ca or call 416-426-7150.
 
 
Softball Ontariois the governing body for the sport of softball in Ontario. Our goal is topromote and develop the sport of softball for its athletes, officials andvolunteers by providing programs and services at all levels ofcompetitions.
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