Bobby Orr Plays Softball.

As Christmas approaches, the last thing on anybody’s mind is summer camp. Not true when it comes to this blog.

I previously talked about the Orr/Walton summer camp back in this post. This week I have a few new items to show you.

First up is this brochure and application.

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This appears to be from 1969 as the literature states that Walton just finished up his first full season with the Maple Leafs. 

The brochure is pretty standard. The camp offered weekly session for $125 from the end of June through August. What’s of more interest to me is that the pro shop had in stock official Orr-Walton t-shirts, sweat shirts, jackets and equipment bags. Those are some items that I’d like to add to my collection.

This next item is very unique in my opinion.

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Here we have an original photo from the camp. Measuring 11 x 14, it looks to be from around 1972. I only recognize three people. Orr is standing, second from the right. On his right is NHL Hall-of-Famer Marcel Dionne. Next to Marcel is Mike Walton.  I’m assuming the other guys are all camp workers.

The t-shirt that they’re all wearing is definitely something that I’d like to have.

I’ve actually gotten comments from a few readers who attended the camp when they were kids. All of them said that they had an amazing time and that Orr and Walton were great with all the campers.

That’s all for this week. Hope you enjoyed this look at the Orr-Walton summer camp. Be sure to check back in next weekend for more Bobby Orr memorabilia.

12 Responses to “Bobby Orr Plays Softball.”

  1. The Goog says:

    Wow, pretty cool. That picture must be pretty rare. Have you ever seen any of the shirts, bags or jackets from the camp before?

  2. Gary says:

    A friend of mine has a sweatshirt from the camp. I have some crests from the camp as well as other items. I won an ebay auction once for an Orr/Walton crest that happened to be still on the windbreaker from the camp. The seller was going to take the crest off and just sell that and keep the jacket. He asked me if I wanted the jacket also with the crest attached. I of course said yes. Unfortunately he took the crest off and just sent that. ARRGGHHH!

  3. The Goog says:

    Woah, that’s messed up!

  4. Scifinds says:

    What exactly is a seat jacket?

  5. Gary says:

    Not quite sure what you mean Dave.

  6. Scifinds says:

    Oooops I meant seat shirt

  7. Gary says:

    Found it and changed it. Thanks.

  8. theiceman says:

    I remember it was hard for a player to knock Dion off the puck, looking at those quads and his height….must have been like hitting a fire hydrant

  9. Gary says:

    I met him last year at Sportsworld. His legs are still like tree trunks.

  10. terry the bushpg says:

    i played slo-pitch against dionne and derek sanderson for a year in the late 70’s, before their nhl teams shut them down from playing off season sports. dionne was a fireplug and an excellent shortstop; sanderson on the other hand, was a lazy plug that would not move left or right a foot in the outfield to go after a ball. dionne was my kind of player, on and off the ice.

  11. Gary says:

    That’s awesome Terry! That’s just how I imagined that they would be. Especially Derek, considering all the problems he had at the time.

  12. Bruce McEwen says:

    I attended the camp in the summer of 1970. I have a jacket I bought that summer with the camp crest and Bobby autographed it in 1993. I might be interested in selling it or trading for a jersey from the camp.

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