A renaissance is here. Thank YOU!

Updated Tuesday September 8, 2015 by Tim Bonin.

On behalf of the DYBS Board of Directors, I would like to thank you for your support of our baseball and softball programs here in town.  As an organization, we are entirely reliant on our volunteer parents and sponsors in order to create the best program possible for our kids. 

Just look at what we’ve been able to accomplish in just a few short months!

We’ve removed the dreaded F1 infield lip. Our “new” shed fit nicely into our Soldiers Field complex (and looks even better painted). Board positions that were once vacant are now filled.  Our clubhouse has been cleaned and the concession stand is coming back to life. Our fields are now ready for play after a long, cold winter.   The bullpen at F1 has been repaired. We installed a roof on our “new” shed.  We cleaned our bathrooms, making the experience at Soldiers Field an even nicer one.  We raised nearly $350 at the DQ Grill and Chill fundraiser.  Teams for the year have been set and coaches identified. Our new outfield signs will add a great look and feel to our ballpark. The game and practice schedules are up. We are ready to play. 

As a group, we’ve accomplished a great deal already in 2015.  But we’re not done. 

Plans are underway to paint our clubhouse, repair our bleachers, fix the concession stand sink, install a new door on the shed where our new tractor will be housed.  Every great baseball diamond has a clay pitcher’s mound.  We hope to install one soon.

On these, and other improvements we hope to make, we will need your help.   

Soldiers Field is undergoing a renaissance and it’s all due to the committed volunteers who are playing such an important role in our community and the lives of our children. 

THANK YOU to everyone who has helped to date!  You've helped create a great deal of momentum for the program and the sport we all love here in our town.

Please support our efforts by attending the Papa Gino’s Community Fundraiserthis Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Papa Gino’s is donating 20 percent of all sales made during this time.  All you have to do is submit the flyer attached to this email. 

We will use the money raised from this fundraiser to cover the upfront costs of the “Legends Play Here” t-shirts.

These t-shirts will celebrate Douglas’ rich baseball history while raising additional monies for our program. Parents, grandparents and our kids will all want one!

Finally, we are aware that our website is currently down and hope to have it up and running quickly.  If you have specific questions in the meantime, please contact your coach.  

Have a great season and see you at the field!


P.S.  We cannot rest and still need you to offer your time and talents to our share cause. If you see a need, fill it.  Judging by the first few months on this job, I know you will! 

And… don’t forget to print and bring the Papa Ginos flyer with you Thursday!

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