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Military Appreciation Week 2024

Military Appreciation Week starts Saturday, June 8

Come and support our teams during this special week!

We are thrilled to announce that the highly anticipated Military Appreciation Week commences tonight, marking the start of a week-long celebration beginning Saturday, June 8.

The 2024 Baseball Oshawa Military Appreciation Week, a week-long event filled with exciting games and special ceremonies, will be held at the Kinsmen Civic Memorial Stadium on Arena Street from June 8-14.

 This week is not just any ordinary week, it's an extraordinary one that bridges our Legionaires Rep teams with our rich Military history and the brave men and women serving in the present.

Every Oshawa Legionaires rep team, with the unwavering support of our community, participates in a game at the Stadium. These games are accompanied by special ceremonies to honor military personnel with connections to the host team. Entrance to the games is free, and the baseball is always top-notch!

The 18U Legionaires kick off MAW against the Ajax A's at 7 pm. on Saturday, June 8.

Sunday, the 14U Legionaires host Aurora at 7 pm.

From Monday to Friday, there are double headers each night.

Doubleheaders will be held each weeknight, starting at 5:30 p.m. and ending with the nightcap at 8 p.m. Please stop by any night to show your support for our military personnel.

All the coming week's activities are leading up to our big BASEBALL DAY in OSHAWA event at Kinsmen Stadium on Saturday, June 15.

All REP teams will wear full camo special baseball uniforms for Military Appreciation Week!

Help support team get to Cooperstown

Be sure to stop by Kinsmen Stadium this week and help support the 12U AA team in their final push to Cooperstown, just a few weeks away!
They’ve got some amazing raffle prizes!!

Why do we celebrate Military Appreciation Week?

Jayson DesLauriers explains what Military Appreciation Week means to him and Baseball Oshawa

We are the Legionaires, a name that carries a weight of history and unity, connecting us with the past, present, and future.

We play in Kinsmen Civic Memorial Stadium, a place steeped in its own history and stories, with a plaque of honour and dedication to the men and women who fell in WWII. This is our heritage, our pride, and our shared commitment.  

What does Military Appreciation Week mean to Baseball Oshawa? 




Having our players honour our troops from the past and present reminds them of why they get to play this game.  It puts a face and a uniform of the real person, right next to them in the dugout, who keeps their freedoms intact.  I hope it teaches them that the name on the front of the jersey is more important than the one on the back. 

Eighty years after the Canadian troops liberated Normandy, only a few remain. Unfortunately, that number will keep diminishing.

But through our observance of MAW, we keep their memory alive in our hearts. We show our appreciation for all the sacrifices they made so that we could step in between those beautiful white lines and do what we love to do. It's our duty, as Baseball Oshawa, to remember and honour them.

Jayson DesLauriers, 16U Elite Legionaires coach, has been the driving force behind Military Appreciation Week for more than 10 years.

Military Appreciation Week 2024


Saturday, June 8
7 pm —18U vs Ajax

Sunday, June 9
7 pm — 14U vs Aurora

Monday, June 10
5:30 pm — 9U vs Whitby
8 pm — 15U Elite vs Ajax Elite

Tuesday, June 11
5:30 pm — 9U vs Whitby
8 pm — 16U Elite vs Clarington 16U

Wednesday, June 12
5:30 pm — 10U vs Ajax
8 pm — 18U Elite vs 18U Mississauga Majors

Thursday, June 13
5:30 pm — 11U vs Whitby
8 pm — Junior vs Ajax

Friday, June 14
5:30 pm — 11U vs 11U Pickering Red Sox
8 pm — 12U vs  Clarington Orioles