THE KAYSER-BRADY TOURNAMENT: Welcome

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The KAYSER-BRADY TOURNAMENT is held annually in July, and is hosted by the Pearl River Little League and operated by the Billy Kayser Memorial Foundation and the Alicia Brady Memorial Foundation.  It honors the memory of Billy Kayser and Alicia Brady and seeks to promote the  friendship and sportsmanship that were characteristic of Billy and Alicia.  The tournament was started in 2004, and 2017 will mark the 14th annual KBT.        


COMING SOON - THE 2017 KAYSER-BRADY TOURNAMENT: JULY 15 - 26, 2017


          The 14th annual Billy Kayser/Alicia Brady Tournament is almost upon us.  It seems hard to believe.  The time has gone so fast.  What was once a tournament designed solely to honor the memories of two outstanding young people, taken from us too soon, has evolved into a County-wide celebration of the virtues of sportsmanship and friendship that Billy and Alicia outwardly displayed in their lives.  Thousands of dollars in scholarship monies have been awarded to young people displaying those same qualities.  To be sure, memories of Billy and Alicia still abound, but they are remembered not with sadness, but with joy and pride, and the focus of the Tournament is uncompromisingly to the future, and to the preservation of a game that can bring happiness and accomplishment, not frustration and disappointment, to our children. 

        Too often, modern sports, even at the youth level, is played with a win-at-all-costs attitude that spreads to spectators and families, and engenders blame and poor sportsmanship.  Billy and Alicia did not play the game that way.  They interacted with their "opponents", and very often left a game with a new friend or two.  If our tournament can help some of the players (and parents) adopt that approach, we can do honor to the memories of Billy and Alicia. 

The Kayser-Brady Tournament is held at the Anderson Fields complex. The Kayser and Brady families are grateful to Pearl River Little League for extending the use of their fields to the Tournament. See the "Parking" category in the left hand column for information and directions to Anderson Fields, and "Handouts" for a downloadable Parking Pass.  

MANAGERS MEETINGS:  Kayser Tournament:  Mon., June 26, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at West Nyack;                                                 Brady Tournament:  Thurs., July 29, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Anderson Field. 

See "Handouts" in left column for Tournament Procedures, as well as age charts and an Application Form for League use.

SEE "PAST TOURNAMENTS" TAB ON LEFT FOR HIGHLIGHTS OF PREVIOUS TOURNAMENTS. 

PAST CHAMPIONS: 

Year

Kayser Champion

 

Brady Champion

 

 

 

 

2004

West Nyack L.L.

 

Pearl River L.L.

2005

Pearl River L.L.

 

Stony Point L.L.

2006

South Orangetown L.L.

 

Clarkstown

2007

Stony Point L.L.

 

Pearl River L.L.

2008

Stony Point L.L.

 

Clarkstown

2009

Pearl River L.L.

 

Pearl River L.L.

2010

Pearl River L.L.             

 

Clarkstown

2011

Suffern L.L.

 

Nanuet L.L.

2012

West Nyack L.L.

 

Nanuet L.L.

2013

Stony Point L.L.

 

South Orangetown L.L.

2014

Haverstraw L.L.

 

Nanuet L.L.

2015

Haverstraw L.L.

 

New City L.L.

2016

Pearl River L.L.

 

Pearl River L.L.

 

NOTE:  If you have been at our tournament in the last few years, you may have seen a young volunteer performing any and all work needed by the Tournament.  His name is Tyler Witte, and he is also a member of our Tournament Committee.  We will not have his services in 2017, much to our detriment.  Tyler, having graduated last year and then attended a leading umpire school, is embarking on his dream of being a professional umpire, and is one of the relatively few graduates of the school to land a position in Class A ball, beginning in late June.  We will truly miss Tyler, but we are very proud of him.

Click for OUR TOWN article on Tyler Witte