The City of Peterborough, Slo-pitch National and members of the Peterborough Slo-pitch Association have announced the official dedication of a new plaque in memory of Bill Bowers in Bowers Park.
The unveiling of the plaque in his honour will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday (May 2nd) with speakers from the City of Peterborough, Slo-Pitch National and teammates from the two leagues that Bill played in (who will play after the dedication).
Recognized as “Mr. Slo-Pitch”, Bill organized the first league in Peterborough in 1976.
From this humble start, he single-handedly grew the sport in this area. He coordinated the 1980 Summer Games, the 1989 Co-Ed Provincial Championships and the 1996 National Slo-Pitch championships, all held in Peterborough.
In 1997, Bill was named “Sports Personality of the Year” and “Peterborough Tourism Ambassador of the Year”.
He also served as President of the Peterborough Slo-Pitch Association and Coordinator with Slo-Pitch National for 27 years. The ball diamonds on Brealey Drive were officially re-named Bowers Park in 1996.