Freeport Little League NY: Welcome
Last Tuesday the league held its general meeting for the month of October.This was an opportunity for any parent(s) of a registered child to express their interest to serve on the board for the 2018 Little League year. Lucky for us, we had 3 parents who volunteered and they are now our new board members. Their names are Jennifer LaScala-Gomez, Annemarie Duckworth and Douglas Patience. Leason Hoilett also joined the board in the capacity of Special Assistant to the President.
With the board in place,it’s on to the business of Freeport Little League 2018. Last week the league sent a message about our “Early Bird Registration”. Register your child from now through December 31st and you get a 50% discount. Yes! That’s half price. Imagine signing your child up to play baseball and paying from $50 to $75, to me that’s an early Christmas present to yourself. Last year we had a total of 34 parents who took advantage of this offer. Hopefully by New Year’s Eve we’ll have enough kids registered that teams can formed early next year and team practices can begin in early spring.
In the new year we are also going to focus on coach’s clinics as a tool to develop the managers and coaches so they in turn can develop the kids. The thinking on the board is that these clinics should be mandatory and we are prepared to replace managers and coaches who we feel are not doing the right thing for the kids.
Again, in the new season just like every other season, fundraising is an important component of our little league program. We’re always looking for new sponsors and new fundraising ideas. Last season in what’s usually a big event” the Mets fundraiser”, we lost money. One reason cause was the date “Cinco De Mayo”(my fault),buta huge factor was the lack of effort by coaches and managers. In 2018 we need that event to be a success.
Our big success in 2017 was our golf event where we had 101 golfers
participate and about 150 people attend the dinner. Sadly, other than board members only 2 parents attended the dinner. Both brought their kids and both were from the same team. The event raised enough funds to pay all outstanding invoices. So we begin 2018 with a few dollars in the bank and hopefully with a success “early Bird Registration” we can to begin to order equipment and uniforms at 2017 prices.
Thank You for your Support
Handout: Minors Rule Book
Friday, October 13
President- Mike Aviles
VP – Jose B Pena
Purchasing Agent Jose B Pena
Player Agent- Jose L. Pena
Social media- Jose L Pena
Information Officer Jennifer LaScala-Gomez
Treasurer- Larry Hammond
Secretary- Diana Brown
Coaching Coordinator- Phil Prestamo
Clinic Coordinator- Chris Richardson
Safety Officer/Special Events- AnnMarie Duckworth
Fundraising/Sponsor Chair - Douglas Patience
special Asst to President Leason Hoilet
T-ball (4-5 yr olds) –
(6-7 yr olds)- Jennifer LaScala-Gomez
Minors- Dave Pinzon
Majors- David Rodriguez
Senior- Jose L Pena
Friday, October 6
Handout: Little League Registration Form
Wednesday, March 2
Sunday, March 22
Saturday, February 20
Handout: Medical Release Form