We are back and better than ever!! :)
Only 10 more days until the Tournament!! The first order of Ryan shirts are in and ready to be picked up. If you would like for us to hold on to them until the tournament, we certainly can. Or, reach out to Heather or I and swing by to grab them! YES, we will do another order of them after the tournament. We will have a table set up by the admission table to get your order in.
Lastly, we will still take any sponsorships/gift cards to throw into the 50/50 raffle! Thank so much!
Good evening everyone. If anyone has any contacts for umpires, please send them my way or please reach out to them for the tournament. I still have a few spots to fill. You will not work alone, and the pay is $35/game. To those umpires I already have signed up, thank you! However, I’m also not going to stretch you all so thin you’re not at the top of your game.
They are here!! See photo attached! We are excited to offer new shirts this year! If you would like to order shirts before the tournament, you will need to get your order in ASAP with us! We will be taking orders for shirts AT the tournament if you decide not to order before then.
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Ready. Set. Go!!!!!
Good morning everyone.
I am still looking for teams for 10u and 12u age divisions! 9u is full and I've had to turn teams away, and 11u is at 6 teams with 3 'maybes' currently. I've capped each age on a certain number of teams to avoid playing late into the evening on Sunday for the bracket. No one wants to play baseball at 10pm on a Sunday night to turn around and go to work!! :)
Other info, big day yesterday: baseballs, field insurance, medals, and restrooms (big deal, I know!) all confirmed yesterday. Plus, 2 new additions to the 50/50 raffle: a SIGNED Travis Kelce football AND jersey with certificates of authenticity (plus I know the person who asked him to sign them.)
Lastly, I'll be reaching out to teams today with different options on how to pay their registration. Venmo or PayPal is best, simply because they don't take a percentage of the funds, but other options are available depending on how you have your team account/funds set up.
Have a great day!
I am on the hunt for sponsorship/donation of gifts. Last year, we had multiple restaurants and businesses offer gift cards/vouchers, and we also had small business owners put together packages to win as well (hair care, Thirty One bags, free oil changes, etc.) A thank you to Matt Joslin last year for the heavy lifting in this department.
We put everything in as part of the 50/50 raffle, and we will have the same kind of setup this year. (A silent auction is difficult since the teams who make the championship games get last dibs on bidding.) JUSTBATS.COM sent a $100 gift card which will be part of the bucket of prizes this year!
For those businesses who don’t have a monetary prize like a gift card to put towards prizes (real estate, insurance, title company, etc…) we have a different way you can donate this year: For $100, we will place a sign/banner/poster you would like to provide on the fence in the facility. (I can provide my tax ID for donation purposes if needed.) This will give your business exposure for the weekend, and most importantly provide a wonderful donation to the cause. If anyone has contacts they could share this with, please do so! Multiple signs will have a better price for those interested.
Hi everyone. It’s July already, wow!! A couple posts coming to keep you all updated...
I am still looking for teams for 3 divisions: 10u, 11u, and 12u. 9u is full and I have teams interested if we expand that age, which is AWESOME! However, if we go down the path of expanding an age we limit the # of teams in other divisions b/c of field/time capacity. Simply put, PLEASE reach out to fellow coaches/parents/teams and get them on board for a great weekend. Between getting the experience of live baseball before the games count at new pitching distances and base paths, it will also give teams who have brought on new kiddos a chance to mesh before the season starts.
Updates from the tournament organizer, Ryan's dad, Matt Hampel, and his amazing wife, Heather.