Dave Olsen was a significant builder of the sport of baseball. He was the Elmwood Giants director for 20 years, spent 10 years on the M.B.A. (three as president), and six years with Baseball Canada (two as president). Dave was instrumental in obtaining funding for Whittler Park, and St. James, Elmwood and Winnipeg South parks through city of Winnipeg. Dave was also the baseball chairman for the 1999 Pan Am Games, coached for over 30 years, won seven provincial titles, twice M.J.B.L. manager of the year. Olsen was the general manager of the 1987 Western Canada Summer Games Team, 1992 Youth Selects Team, 1997 Canada Summer Games Team, and the 1999 Western Canada Summer Games Team.