Hello, my name is Mike Karastas, President of Calgary North Baseball League. From T-Ball to big league and everything in between for over twenty years baseball has been a huge part of my life. I have volunteered in many different roles and although my kids are not involved in baseball anymore I find myself still passionately involved with this great game.
I firmly believe baseball is a great release for kids of all ages. A sport which teaches the importance of team work. It develops friendships and is a great supporter of social interaction. Nothing is more enjoyable than watching our youth play baseball on a sunny and warm afternoon!
The CNBL was developed to continue providing these principles to an age group that had very little in options for the older youth to participate. When Little League eliminated the 17 and over divisions suddenly our youth had few options to play baseball. That needed to change!
I am very proud to be President of the Calgary North Baseball League and experience the growth we are seeing. I look forward to seeing you on the ball diamond!