Brian and Nikki Losse have raised money that will fund improvements at Winskill Park in honour of their late son Kyle.
Dedicated to raising funds to help the Tsawwassen Baseball Association, which opened its season on the weekend, (see photo gallery below) the couple started a clothing line, Fourteen Athletics, in honour of Kyle’s No. 14.
“We had a big announcement yesterday at Tsawwassen Baseball’s Opening Day (April 27),” the Losses posted on their Fourteen Athletics Facebook page. “Thanks to all of you and your support we were able to donate back $5,414 to TABA!!! With this donation we plan to do some field upgrades so make sure you stop by Winskill throughout the season to check it out! PS. With all the excitement we forgot to take a pic at the field!!”
On their Facebook page, the Losses explain how the inspiration came from Kyle, who passed away on Jan. 23, 2018 due to complications from a stroke at the age of 14.
“Kyle was a baseball enthusiast. Many say he was the best for his age, if not one of the best in B.C.! From a young age Kyle showed interest in baseball and quickly began to build on his skill while always playing at the highest level. He was not only known for his skills on the field but for his kindness to his teammates and opponents both on and off the field, but as well for his great humbleness and his curly blonde hair.
“We not only wanted a way to honour our son but to also inspire future youth who share the same passion for sports as Kyle did. It is our hope that this brand will continue to spread, but to also inspire players of all ages to try their best and reach for their dreams – just like Kyle was doing.”
They’re planning the second annual Kyle Losse Memorial Tournament on the July long weekend.