The Kanata Baseball Association, known as the KBA, is a non-profit organization that runs a baseball program for kids aged 4-18 in the communities of Stittsville, Kanata, Munster, Richmond, Dunrobin, and Carp - these are communities scattered across Ontario. They operate their league with a simple aim and that is to instill values such as loyalty, fair play, honesty, and sportsmanship in the youths that participate in the league.
History of the KBA
They have been providing baseball programs for children in Ontario since 1981. They were originally known as the Kanata Little League Baseball and Softball Association, but this was shortened to the Kanata Little League Baseball Association three years later. From their humble beginnings, our league has grown substantially. The league is managed completely by volunteers and it has been this way since 1981. In 2016, they changed their name once again to the Kanata Baseball Association, which is the name it is known by to this current day.
Volunteering at the KBA
As mentioned above, the league depends on the help of volunteers in order to stay running. Therefore, if you are a big fan of baseball, living in Ontario, and are looking to give your time to a voluntary cause, then you should consider volunteering with the Kanata Baseball Association.
They are always on the lookout for new volunteers, so if you would like to lend a helping hand then simply get in touch with them. You can give them a call or head on over to their headquarters and speak to someone in charge. You can rest assured that you will not be turned away as there are not a load of volunteers that are waiting to sign up. Unfortunately, nowadays, people lead very busy lives so there are not many people who are willing to give their precious free time away for free.
Participating in the League
Any kid that lives in Ontario can participate in the Kanata Baseball Association League, but before your child will be accepted, you have to fill in the appropriate waivers. This means that you accept that there is a chance that your child could get injured while playing baseball, and if they do then you will not hold the Kanata Baseball Association accountable for their injuries. They have no choice but to have these waivers in place because as a voluntary organization, they cannot risk being sued by a parent whose kid picked up an injury. If you would like to pull your kid out of the league at any stage, for whatever reason, then you are completely free to do so and will not have to pay any type of compensation to the league. However, for the sake of the other teams and kids in the league, please only withdraw your child from the league if you feel that you have no other option.