For the past several years, I have had the incredible privilege of coaching the Little League baseball team based out of Emo, Manitou Rapids, Barwick, and Stratton area.
I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank our past and present sponsors.
In our inaugural year, we played under the banner of the Voyageur Panel OSB mill in Barwick. In year two, the Emo Walleye Classic provided sponsorship.
From all of the players who played on those teams and myself, we thank the people from those two organizations that made that possible.
This year we are excited, not only for the upcoming season, which should be our best year yet, but to play under the names of several area businesses.
A big thank you from all of us to George and Heather at Barwick Service, Percy and Jackie at Roseberry Runway, Wayne and Kathy at the Barwick Village Restaurant, and Kevin and Karri at McLean’s Auto Body.
Heartfelt thanks also goes out to Mark Hyatt Jr., a former Barwick Blue Knights fastball player, and to the Barwick Bingo Committee, both of whom generously made significant donations to Fort Frances Little League on behalf of this rural-based team.
Thanks, everyone. See you at the ball park!
Ken Wilson, Coach