St. John Baseball Families,
Good evening, I have several items that need to be addressed:
SATURDAY, April 22nd: Opening Day!
Games begin at 10:00am. Opening Ceremonies tentatively slated to begin at 9:30am.
Even if you are not playing at 10:00am or that day please come out and join us. It will be a fun filled day for all.
Lastly we will have the 1st HOME RUN DERBY that begins at 6:00pm. The ages/divisions break down as follows:
14U-13 and 14 year olds on Field 1
12U-8 through 12 year olds on Field 2
Both Division Home Run Champs will receive A PRIZE FROM ST. JOHN BASEBALL
All St. John Baseball Kids are welcomed. You can preregister or register the night of beginning at 5:30pm.
Part of the proceeds from concessions during the HRD will be going to a great cause. Southbend East Side is another league attached to Cal Ripken Baseball with us. Recently the League President's son was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma Cancer. I met the family during the 8u State Tournament this past July that was held in St. John. Pierson a.k.a. "Sunshine" is 9 years old. I do not think I am a philosopher by any means. With that being said, Baseball is great, but at the end of the day what we are able to contribute back to society and show compassion to others will truly matter in the end. If you cannot attend the HRD all I ask is to keep "Sunshine" in your thoughts and prayers.I would also like to please ask that all the coaches PLEASE make sure the fields are cleaned, dragged and all items are returned to either the garage or the dugout sheds. Once you leave the field for the evening all Locks need to be secured. There have been various issues arising throughout both complexes that the dugouts and fields being left a mess. We spent a lot of money this past off season renovating all of the fields. If any coaches/managers or parents need to know how to run the dragger or the correct way to rake/drag the fields please contact Ken Swinarski. His email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org Our fields need to be taken care of by all. We have one of the best facilities around. We need everyone to maintain them.
I look forward to seeing everyone at Field Maintenance and the Dinner Banquet this coming Saturday. If you are unable to attend I wish all of you a Blessed Easter.
President, St. John Baseball