MB Thunder Updates
Find the organizations latest news and highlights below.
U15's Take Gold at St. Cloud, Minnesota Tournament
The U15 Thunder team made their first travel ball appearance in over two years and what a great weekend they had. They played hard and bonded as a team. This teamwork resulted in a gold place finish for the entire tournament.
Congratulations, you earned this! We cannot wait to see where you take the rest of the season.
Manitoba Thunder Hosts Annual Quiz Night Fundraiser
Each year, the Manitoba Thunder holds an organization-wide Quiz Night to fundraise for the upcoming season. After a multi-year hiatus due to COVID, it finally made a comeback! Friday, April 8th was spent connecting with new families & friends, competing in the quiz with our awesome hosts and entering into silent auction and 50/50 for a chance to head home with some great prizes.
The night was a HUGE success, with over 25 teams in attendance. Check out some photos from the evening by heading out to the @manitobathunder Instagram!
Gaby Delorme & Maddy Dauphinais sign with Lake Region State College
As pitchers, Gaby and Maddy bring strength and even-keeled personalities to their new positions. When Gaby isn't pitching, she uses her speed to excel in the outfield, eating up everything that comes her way. Maddy shines at second base, taking every opportunity to put her quick feet and great glove work to the test.
They will be joining a number of Manitoba Thunder alumni currently competing for the Lake Region Royals, including Jacey Ledochowski and Tesia Hrom. We wish them the best of luck in this new and exciting chapter!
Ken Stewart retires from Presidency after 13 years of service
Ken became President of the Manitoba Thunder in 2009, at a time when the organization needed a lot of help. He dove into the role, donating a ton of his time to ensure that the organization would survive the coming years, and has been a pillar of the organization ever since.
Volunteers are the backbone of our organization, and Ken has been a shining example of what it means to be a volunteer. The Manitoba Thunder is forever indebted to Ken for his efforts and from the bottom of our hearts, we thank him for his service.
NESA x Thunder host a skills camp for U13 athletes
The Thunder and NESA organizations joined together to put on a U13 skills camp, with sessions hosted by AAA coaches and athletes. Each session was broken into three parts; offence, outfield defence and infield defence.
Offensive sessions covered the basics of hitting and introduced athletes to new drills, putting their skills to the test. Defensive sessions focused heavily on proper throwing technique, fielding technique and glove work. From the first session to the last, athletes showed interest, improvement and most importantly - HAD FUN.
We are looking forward to hosting more events together in the future!
Mike Ryan returning as Head Coach of the U15 Thunder
The Thunder organization is welcoming Mike back for his 4th season with the organization, as the head coach of the U15 team. Mike has 30 years of experience in the fast pitch world, as both a parent and coach. With this many years under his belt, he is an asset to the teams he coaches, our athletes and the coaches he mentors.
Mike is also a certified CanPitch instructor, conducting pitching clinics in the North East catchment area throughout the Spring and Fall each year. Mike will be assisted for a second year by Donna Pyle.