Schnecksville Playground Association: Welcome

The Schnecksville Playground Association (SPA) is located in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania. Schnecksville is about 8 miles North of Allentown on Route 309 in a suburban residential community in North Whitehall Township, Lehigh County. The association is run entirely by volunteers dedicated to providing youth sports programs such as baseball, softball, lacrosse, basketball and the Neffs summer camp for the children in and around this community.

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Former SPA softball player Maddie Marshall and former SPA baseball player Jeff Strivosky have been nominated for athlete of the year by coordinated health/morning call. Please cast your vote at the link below and help recognize the athletic accomplishments of these two former members of the SPA organization.

Please taake a moment to cast your vote

In November of 2015 at the election of officers meeting Schnecksville Playground Association (SPA) will be electing a new Webmaster for the organizations future. It is a volunteer position as are all officer positions within SPA.

This is a unique position in that the organization is looking for a volunteer with experience or an interest in website design and maintenance. If you have experience in this field and are looking to get involved to make a difference for the SPA organization, or you have a son or daughter in college actively pursuing a career in this field and interested in gaining knowledge and experience then please contact mrapp@schnecksvillsports.com.

Also, SPA in November 2015, will be appointing a new Lacrosse and Softball coordinator for the organization. The spring sports seasons are now under way and there is no better a time to get involved and learn from our current coordinators and gain the knowledge necessary to hit the ground running in 2016.

If interested in any of these positions please contact Matt Rapp

Sandi Riley Scholorship Recipients

SPA is pleased to announce the (3) 2015 Sandi Riley Scholarship recipients, they will be receiving a $1,000.00 Scholarship to begin their college career. We want to thank all the Parkland High School seniors who were a part of SPA in their youth who submitted applications, best of luck to all of you in the future.

2015 Sandi Riley Scholarship Recipients

  • Caitlin Carlson
  • Kevin Gallagher
  • Mackenzie Galli

SPA General Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month due to the spring sport seasons the next two will be at 8:45 at the Schnecksville Fire Co (social side) back room.

Thursday, May 21 - 8:45 PM
Thursday, June 18 - 8:45 PM

For future sport season registrations including fall baseball & softball as well as winter basketball and lacrosse please check back periodically for updates or contact the appropriate sports coordinator.

Sincerely,
The SPA Board

Background Checks

Schnecksville Playground Association requires criminal background checks for all participating coaches and assistant coaches. In order to ensure the privacy of our volunteers we have chosen PATCH as our service provider. The volunteer visits their website and inputs their name, date of birth and social security number and the results are provided ONLY to the volunteer. PATCH will issue a No Record Certification Form that should be printed and given to the appropriate SPA Sports Coordinator. The Volunteer should also keep a record of the Control Number issued by PATCH.

The fee for this service is $10 and is paid for by the volunteer via credit card on the website. SPA has chosen this method so that we have no record of our volunteers’ Social Security number or any negative results that may be reported. At this time, our By Laws do not permit us to reimburse volunteers for this expense. If this fee is a concern, please contact the Sports Coordinator to determine if a reimbursement may be possible under our Hardship Program.

The background check is valid for one year and can be used for other SPA sports.

The PATCH website address is: https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp

To protect the interest of SPA and the services it provides to its members, no volunteer shall be permitted on any field or court without proper PATCH verification".

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United Way Donations



Donations to Schnecksville Playground Association (SPA) can be made through payroll deductions to The United Way. Please use our United Way ID # 7439.

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Thursday, January 15
Schnecksville Playground Association



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