Sports Wall of Fame

Somerville, Don

Somerville, Don
Full size image of plaque


Don Somerville is well known as a dedicated builder and promoter of baseball and hockey in the Niagara area sporting community.
During the past 35 years, Don has been enthusiastically involved with numerous teams and successful organizations. He made sure that people and athletes in the community were provided the opportunity to pursue their love of participating in
sports.
Don spent many hours working with local old timer baseball and hockey leagues. Don would set up leagues, tournaments, and special events that kept the spirit of sport alive for many local athletes.
Don organized, coached, and played on several teams including, the Niagara Falls Cataracts Oldtimers Hockey Club and the Chippawa Indians Oldtimers Baseball Team, and still found time to coach minor hockey.
Don founded numerous tournaments and acted as tournament chair for the Chippawa Firefighters Slo Pitch tournament and the Cataract Oldtimers tournament.
In 1987, Don co-founded and organized the Chippawa Sports Association.
Don put 110% of himself into his baseball and hockey endeavours. Whether playing, coaching or organizing, his dedication and commitment was evident, and any athlete or volunteer who has played or worked by his side would certainly agree.
A long time promoter of community sport and a volunteer for the youth of Niagara Falls, Don Somerville continues to be a supporter of sport in the City of Niagara Falls. 
 

Additional Images & Resources

 
Chippawa Midgets Baseball Team 1960  Chippawa Midgets Baseball Team 1960
From the library's image database (click the link to view the full record)

Title Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame - Chippawa Midgets Baseball Team 1960 1951 - 1970 era
Notes  Image may not be reproduced without the written consent of the City of Niagara Falls, Parks, Recreation and Culture Department ; induction January 2001 ; Back Row L-R: George Galley Manager, Al Cournoyea, Glyn Thomas, Bill Hewitson, Don Somerville, Frank Tufts, Rich Bynon, Steve Fellinger (Coach) ; Middle Row: Chick Rose, Ted Naylor, Jay Morrison, Walt Gorchynski, Rick Somerville, Don Mann, Ken Parliament, Mike Galley ; Front row: Mike Quinn ; Missing from photograph: Gord Burrowes, Eddie Thomas ;
Date  2001.
 
 
Click to view a photograph taken at the Induction Ceremony  Click to view a photograph taken at the Induction Ceremony
From the library's image database (click the link to view the full record)

Title 5th annual Sports Wall of Fame induction ceremony - Don Somerville Builder
Creator  Simon, Pat
Description  L-R: Alderman Paisley Janvary Pool, Don Somerville, Mayor Wayne Thomson, Gord Singleton
Notes  Image may not be reproduced without the written consent of the City of Niagara Falls, Parks, Recreation and Culture Department ; induction January 1994 ;
Date  January 9, 1994.
 
 
 
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