Northeast Seattle Little League!
2015 Mid-Season Classic, Hit-a-Thon & Picture Day
This Saturday, April 25th, NESLL will be hosting the Third Annual Mid-Season Classic at Laurelhurst Park. The MSC will be full of fun and excitement, including announcers, programs, music, concessions, home run derby, and NESLL alumni. The Mid-Season Classic will feature eight games on the two Laurelhurst fields with the action starting at 9:30am and the last two games scheduled for 5:30pm.
The following day, Sunday, April 26th is NESLL’s annual Hit-a-Thon and Picture Day at Laurelhurst Park. Hit-a-Thon is the League’s ONLY fundraiser! Funds raised will be used to pay for field and program improvements. More details on the Hit-a-Thon and how it supports the League are available on the NESLL website (link). Hit-a-Thon pledges and all donations to NESLL are tax-deductible.
For this year’s Hit-a-Thon, NESLL is proud to partner with 99Pledges, a leader in online fundraising. With 99Pledges, it will be even easier to support the League through an online pledge form the can be shared with family and friends via email, Facebook, Twitter, or whatever other means you feel are effective. Be on the lookout for an email from 99Pledges in the next couple of days with more details.
Hit-a-Thon documents, including the Pledge Form and details regarding the Incentive Program, are available on the NESLL website under the Forms and Documents section. Return the Pledge Form and collected pledge money to your team’s Hit-a-Thon Coordinator by Tuesday, May 5th. Make checks payable to: NESLL.
In addition, pledges may also be paid online through The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBig event on Tuesday May 5th by visiting NESLL’s organization page on The Foundation’s website.
Your coach will let you know what time your team is scheduled for pictures on Sunday. Arrive 15 minutes early to get organized and ready. Hit-a-Thon will take place immediately after pictures. You can save time and hassle at the park by pre-ordering your pictures from the comfort of your keyboard at: https://preorder.groupphotographers.com/?wo=918962. Just bring your order confirmation with you on Sunday.
Special thanks to our 2015 Event Sponsors: Sports Authority and Eureka!.
See everybody this weekend,
- Your Northeast Seattle Little League Board
Northeast Seattle Little League (NESLL) is a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to promote, develop, and supervise all children interested in Little League baseball and softball. We are one of the largest programs in Seattle with over 1,000 participants! NESLL’s mission is to implant firmly in the children of our community the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect, so that they may be well adjusted, stronger and happier children and will grow to be good, decent, healthy and trustworthy citizens.
Much as it was in 1939, when the Lycoming Dairy and Lundy Lumber teams met in the first official Little League Baseball game, NESLL baseball is about community volunteers providing an opportunity for neighborhood youngsters to play the great games of baseball and softball, sponsored by great neighborhood businesses that care enough to invest in our youth and our community.
We want to compete, but even more importantly, we want our children to learn life lessons and have a positive experience while playing the game of baseball. We will compete with honor and integrity.
UPDATE: Little League International Expands Ban On Composite Bats
Little League International has extended the moratorium on the use of composite bats to cover all Baseball Divisions of Little League, effective immediately. If you recently purchased or received a composite bat, please be advised that currently it cannot be used in game, practice, or any other Little League sanctioned activity for Majors Baseball Division and below. For Junior, Senior, and Big League Baseball Divisions, some composite bat models have received a waiver and may be used. This moratorium does not apply to any Softball Divisions. Full details are available in the official release from Little League International. In addtion, a Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQ) article regarding the moratorium is available, which includes a link to the list of licensed (non composite-barreled) bats currently approved for use in Majors (ages 11-12) Division and below.
Join NESLL on Facebook and Twitter
Parents and Fans
Thanks for all your support for NESLL baseball and softball, and especially for coming out to the field and cheering on your team and all the players from every team. Here are a couple reminders for parents and fans to ensure that NESLL games are fun for all:
· Be a positive role model during games and at all NESLL events.
· Always be positive and enthusiastic.
· Show your child positive reinforcement.
· Be curteous and positive with every child on both teams. Do not make negative comments about any player - they are only children doing the best they can and they need your support.
· Encourage your child toward skill improvement and good sportsmanship.
· Teach your child to always play by the rules.
· Teach your child that a best effort is more important than a win.
· Applaud good plays by your team and by members of the opposing team.
· Let the managers and coaches do the coaching.
· Let the umpire be the umpire.
Please remember, use of alcohol is illegal at City of Seattle Parks and Seattle School District grounds, and is strictly prohibited by NESLL Manager Code of Conduct, Parent Code of Conduct, and Little League regulations. Managers and Board Directors are required to regulate this, and the Board may issue strict disciplinary actions, including suspension of managers and coaches upon violation of this requirement. Thanks for your help and support in demanding that our baseball and softball environment is free from alcohol and for refraining from the use of alcohol at all NESLL events.