Ladner Lightning: Welcome
The Road to the National Championships
Starts in Our CommunityThe South Delta Lightning is a girl’s Fastpitch team composed of 14 amazing young ladies. This
dedicated group of 13 year-olds and their families and coaches continue to go above and
beyond in giving back to their community.
This past year alone the lightning contributed over 240 hours of volunteer work including;
CANNED FOOD DRIVE
DELTA SPECIAL OLYMPICS
This winter the lightning collected coats and winter clothes for an elementary school in Surrey.
The team collected over 90 jackets for Forsyth Road Elementary.
Instead of participating in the tradition bottle drive, the lighting (along with other South Deltateams) went door-to-door collecting canned goods for the Delta Food Bank. The Lightning
helped in the collection of 1,800 cans. This past Easter weekend the girls helped out at a soup
kitchen in South Surrey.
This spring the Lightning, despite hosting a tournament the
same weekend, kept their promise to help sell 50/50 andraffle tickets for the ALS fundraiser, Shoot for the Cure,
where $125,000 has been raised over the last 10 years.
The team played late Friday night then headed to the
fundraiser a 7 am then back to the park for three games in
a row to make time to participate in the fundraiser for ALS.
During pre-season the Lightning took their turn as coaches as they helped out in the South
Delta Fastpitch Association’s mentoring program. The young ladies spent their Saturday
mornings coaching 4-7 year olds.During the season the Lightning joined the Delta Special Olympics team on Friday nights. The
idea quickly spread to 3 other association and the first of its kind program was highlighted in
British Columbia’s Special Olympics Magazine.
The coaches feel that this is an exceptional group of young ladies who truly understand what
community is all about. While most other teams in our league recruit players from every region
of southern BC, the Lightning have a self imposed limit of three players from outside of our
district. Although we may have lost of few games because of this, we understand that we have
an obligation to the kids in our home town to have an opportunity to play at the highest level.
While other teams may have players’ names on the back of their jersey we have taken a
We play for our teammates and our community. It is an attitude that we carry with us not only
between the white lines but in our approach to everything we do.
We are trying to raise enough to send our team to Toronto for the National Championships.
You can help make this dream a reality. Help us reach our goal of $10,000 to cover the travel
expenses for our team.
A South Delta Lightning or parent will be contacting you shortly, please help us on the road to
The 98 Lightning.
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