HTRBA Little League: HTRBA News

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HTRBA Annual League Meeting - All Parents Are Strongly Encouraged to Attend!

The HTRBA Little League Annual Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 2 at 7:30 in the HTRBA Meeting Room. While we don't "require" parents to attend, every parent in the league is strongly encouraged to attend. The agenda for the Annual Meeting includes the Annual Financial Report to the league members, a brief “State of the League”, election of the Board of Directors and Executive Board for the 2015 season, and finally an open floor for you to make a comment or ask a question.

Throughout the season, there have been several parents who had concerns about how the league was being run.  Several people indicated that they weren’t aware of how the Board of Directors is selected, or wanted a greater say in how the league is run. This is your chance to have input into who runs YOUR league in 2015!

If you weren’t happy with something in 2014, or have a suggestion for 2015, please come to the Annual Meeting and talk about it. If you were unhappy with a league officer in 2014, show up and share your experience. Once again… THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO VOTE FOR OR AGAINST ANYONE RUNNING FOR A POSITION ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS. We hope to see all of you there on October 2!



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New Player Eligibility Rule
Little League International recently changed the Player Eligibility Rule to allow players who attend a school within the boundaries of another league to play for that league. For example, a player who lives outside our boundaries, but attends Morgan Elementary School, can now play for HTRBA. So, any child who attends the following schools, regardless of where they live, can now play at HTRBA: Greenwood, Klockner, Kuser, Mercerville, Morgan, OLS, and University Heights. Please pass this along to your child's classmates' parents, and let them know that your kids can now all play together in the same league.

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HTRBA Spirit Wear Merchandise

HTRBA is pleased to announce a partnership with DeLorenzo's ASP - The Image Factory to provide HTRBA Spirit Wear Merchandise.  Click on the link on the left side to go to their website.  Then click the "Go" button next to HTRBA to view the available merchandise.

A percentage of all purchases is donated back to HTRBA.  You may select to have the merchandise shipped directly to your house for a small fee, or you can pick it at their office on South Olden Ave.

Please be aware that all embroidered merchandise will be available right away.  All screened merchandise will have to wait until a minimum order is reached.  A size chart is available below. 


Handout: Spirit Wear Size Guide

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HTRBA Announces Josh Eget as 2014 Jim Davis Sportsmanship Award Recipient

Each season, every league in NJ District 12 selects one 12 year old player to receive the Jim Davis Sportsmanship Award. The HTRBA Executive Board is proud to announce that Josh Eget has been selected as the 2014 recipient. The Jim Davis Sportsmanship Award recipient is selected based on the following criteria:

Helps other players  Is a graceful loser 
 Always tries hard  Doesn't argue with the umpires
 Displays enthusiasm and team spirit      Is polite and courteous
 Sets a good example  Always does what the managers asks    
 Plays fair at all times  Is a team player

Josh will be honored prior to the District 12 Championship Game on Wednesday, July 9 at Nottingham Little League, along with the recipients from the other District 12 leagues.

Congratulations to Josh for this well-deserved award!



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2014 Regular Season and Playoff Champions

Congratulations to our champions!

Majors

Regular Season and Playoffs: Golden Dawn

International

Regular Season: A+ Athletes Sports Medicine
Playoffs: B&E Service
Minors

Playoffs: Poor Boy Subs 



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Big Al Baseball Instructional Material
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Indoor Training Facility Renovation



The HTRBA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that a campaign to raise funds for the renovation of our Indoor Training Facility is now underway. The renovations are planned to be completed in phases over the next few years. The first phase will address needed infrastructure fixes and upgrades. The following phases will result in a complete makeover including new flooring, a new net system, and aesthetic improvements.

While some of these upgrades will be funded from our operating budget, additional fund-raisers will be necessary to cover all of the costs. These fund-raisers will not be mandatory and will be designed to appeal to people from both within the league and outside the league. We have no intention of adding to our members’ financial burden. We will certainly ask for assistance with these fund-raisers, but it will always be voluntary.

The first fund-raiser will be a Super Bowl Block Pool 50/50. Each block will be $25. Half of the money will be for prizes and the other half goes toward to the renovation fund. More details will be announced in the coming days. We also have a league event at a Trenton Titans hockey game scheduled for March. Look for other events in the coming months.

A committee chaired by Bill Scannon will oversee the project. For more information, or to volunteer to help the committee, please send an email to BattingCageFundraisers@HTRBA.com.



Thursday, July 10