The Ted Sharp Community Baseball Bursary was created by Toronto Playgrounds Baseball Association and the Sharp family to honour the late Ted Sharp. Ted was a long-time coach, umpire, Board member, and parent with Toronto Playgrounds Baseball Association and its predecessor organization, the Lizzies Baseball Committee. He was absolutely committed to the concept of house league baseball. He coached kids from 5 to 18 at various stages of their development. He liked nothing better than to see someone get their first hit, catch their first fly ball, pitch their first strikeout, or correctly call the infield fly rule in their first umpiring assignment.

The bursary has been established to provide tuition assistance to a graduating participant in the baseball program who is pursuing post secondary education. The successful recipient will have demonstrated the attributes of fair play, skills development, and volunteer commitment that characterized the qualities so evident in Ted’s life. For more information about Toronto Playgrounds Baseball Association, go to Toronto Playgrounds Baseball Association – TP Baseball.


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