We are pleased to offer our Asahi members new Hoodies and Zip Up Hoodies, and are now available for ordering. The Pre-Order will be available until July 5, 2023 at 9PM. Members who wish to purchase these items must order and pay online for their order to be fulfilled. We are hoping that they will be ready for pickup during one of our Summer Training sessions. The description of these lightweight and soft hoodies are available on our website.
For those who wish to wait, there will be another chance to order them at the Legacy Games, which means they will be ready sometime during our Fall Clinic sessions. Stay tuned for lots more new Asahi merchandise at our Legacy Games!
Thank you for your ongoing support for the Asahi Baseball Association!
Early Thursday morning, Sachiya "Harry" Yonezawa took his final breath with friends and his loving wife by his side.
We were told a few days ago that the treatments that he was receiving were taking an adverse effect on him. The doctors could only keep Harry pain-free, help him with his breathing, and make him as comfortable as possible.
At around 4:30 a.m. , we said goodbye and thanked Harry for so much he taught us and how he blessed all of us with his presence in our lives.
He put so much into perspective.. he taught us how precious our health is and how each minute of each day is something to treasure. Take every moment and opportunity that is given to us and value them. ARIGATO!
Although Harry was only 23, he accomplished more than many of us will do in a lifetime. Harry kept telling us that he wasn't ready to pass on... he wanted to fight... he wanted to so much more.
He kept fouling off so many pitches right to the very end. He wasn't going to watch the final strike go by him. He was going to keep swinging...he was going to do everything he could to see another pitch.
Like the fighter he is, Harry went down swinging.
What an amazing at bat.
Harry (Sachiya) Yonezawa, Asahi Coach who has been enthusiastically helping with the Asahi indoor clinics and summer training programs the past few years, has been battling cancer the past few months. Some of you may know him as the ambidextrous coach. As he is not able to work, he is needing financial assistance to help with his living and medical expenses. There is a boxing event fundraiser for Harry on February 11 at 5pm at Raincity Boxing in Richmond, BC. Net proceeds will go towards Harry’s expenses. It would be great to see you come out to support Harry.
NOTE: Correction on event time, it is 5pm (not 6pm that was shown before).
The Asahi Baseball Association (formerly known as the Canadian Nikkei Youth Baseball Club) is dedicated to creating healthy communities through the game of baseball. Inspired by the legacy of the Asahi Baseball team, for their skill, perseverance and accomplishments, it is our collective dream to bring back the Asahi Baseball Team to the Nikkei Community and Canada.
We believe in fair play, hard work and teamwork. We are a new club and are open to all, without regard to gender, ethnic origin or residency.