Earlier last week it was announced that the North Tulsa Baseball League’s 2020 season would be canceled due to remaining issues at O’Brien Park that were caused by the flood last May.
Today, Tulsa County is pleased to announce that the league WILL be playing ball this year. The Tulsa County Parks Department has reprioritized its resources by shifting their work force to the O’Brien Park baseball complex to make sure the facility has restored restrooms and is ready for league sign ups on February 29.
“When we found out the season would be canceled, we decided we had to do something to fix it. It’s just not acceptable that these kids can’t play baseball this year,” said District 1 Commissioner Stan Sallee.
“Commissioner Sallee told us ‘We are going to have baseball this year.’ We talked as a parks team and we were able to redirect staff from other park projects that are not as time sensitive,” said Parks Director Vince Trinidad.
Since 2011, the North Tulsa Baseball (NTB) league has partnered with the Tulsa Drillers, who have made it possible to provide low-to-no-cost instructional baseball to thousands of boys and girls ages 4-15, with qualified coaches and training. There will be no league fees this season. A uniform top, pants, ball caps, and snacks will be provided at no cost. However, parents must provide a helmet for their player.
Registration for players and volunteer coaches will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. A free baseball clinic and another chance to register will be on Saturday, March 14, 2020, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
Check the website at www.northtulsabaseball.org for more details.