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Jul, 2020

Election Results & Recap

Congrats to the following folks that will take office in October (* current board members)!

Adam Binebrink

Tiffany Caplinger*

Mandy Harpine*

Noah Keller*

Reid Laughlin

Parker Neal*

Jeff Showalter

Dale “Cotton” Simmons*

Travis Summers*

Shelane Thompson*

 

Recap of Year –

The spring season was cancelled after two weeks of practice due to COVID-19.

The board didn’t increase registration fees for the spring season. The board decided to do a flat fee of $35 per child for fall Ball. Previously, this would be the cost for only those that played during the spring season.

The board offered refunds to all those that registered for those that selected to do so.

The raffle was postponed to September due to COVID-19 as we didn’t feel it was people’s priority when everything was shut down to sell/submit raffle tickets.

Clinics were held prior to the season and then again after the season had been cancelled.

Pre-Season Total Numbers – Tball (17); Farm SB (5); Farm BB (6); Minor SB (9); Minor BB (11); Major SB (4); 50/70 (4); Junior/Senior (1); Softball Pitching (4); and, Baseball Pitching (8)

Spring Clinics Average Number Per Week – TBall (13); Farm BB (5); Minor BB (6); Major BB (7); and, Major SB (3).

An equipment exchange was held prior to the season to help eliminate some families to have to purchase new items.

A coaching/umpiring clinic was held to assist with the coaches learning the rules. Coaches were asked to cover or get someone to cover two of their games.

Field #3 was completed and will cost the organization $10,511.81. The board approved paying half during the last meeting. The remainder of the payment will come out within a year.

Breakdown of cost –

Equip Rental:                     $2,740.50

Drain Tiles                          $418.80

Const. Materials               $423.75

Concrete Install                $1,234.00

Dirt                                      $3960.53

Randy’s                               $121.73

Superior                              $836.50

Trinity Turf                         $776.00

 

Total:                                  $10,511.81

 

The board approved to move forward on the following projects and not to exceed $11,000: batting cages turf/cables; siding on building at Heritage; fixing the garage door at Heritage and replacing barn door at Field 3.

We held a field clean up prior to the season and cleaned up all fields and buildings. Throughout the last several weeks, board members have power sprayed and painted some facilities at the Broadway Park. Board members will continue to make updates over the next few weeks.

The concession stand has been cleaned and a new A/C unit will be installed to assist with cooling the facility when in use.

Currently, we have a balance of $38,669.21. This is prior to the payment to the town for the field and outstanding projects both fields and Strike Zone (has its own line item as it is a different entity).

We would like to try and have a fall ball season. We sent out a survey last week to see what interest there is. Part of the reason we cancelled the spring season was due to low interest and not having enough volunteers and concerns regarding Covid-19.

Strike Zone –

Strike Zone is recognized as a different entity than Little League. It is its own line item, but is a training facility that was created for Little League. We are lucky to have this indoor facility. As other facilities there is up keep and maintenance. From key fobs to tiles, everything costs money. Key fobs provide 24 hour/7day a week access. The board feels that for safety, installation of security cameras ($2400) is needed. We had suspended all spending during the time the league was shut down, so we hadn’t moved forward with the installation. If cameras are installed, we feel pitching machines can be made available to assist those parents who can’t pitch to their kids. Over the next few years, new turf is going to be needed for safety.  Poles were rewrapped with foam versus carpet that kept falling.

The board increased all travel ball teams to pay a fee of $750 this year ($62.50 a month/$4.80 a month/per player). In the past, the board has allowed travel ball teams to pay a discounted rate by working concession stands. Over the past few years, the money brought in on the days they worked two evenings in concessions didn’t seem to plan for future repairs/upgrades.

The board increased all fobs to $40 a year ($3.33 per month), again this is a different entity than Little League and there are maintenance responsibilities. All board members with kids had to pay for a fob.

The board has taken turns throughout our term cleaning bathrooms and the facility. I hope you can tell and have enjoyed the cleanliness.

Income as of 6/30/20         $6191.10

Expenses as of 6/30/20      $1141.92

Total Balance:                      $5049.18

Contact

Broadway Community Little League
P.O. Box 628Timberville VA 22853 
   

Email: [email protected]

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