Hey Hammer Parents!
Here’s how this week is shaping up (+ some notes from the league).
In this email:
- This week’s practice
- Pictures are ready to order!
- Volunteer Shifts
- Golf Tournament Fundraiser
- Silent Auction Fundraiser
- Umpires for our level – be nice to these kiddos!
THURSDAY PRACTICE 5/26
Please arrive on time and dressed, ready to go (cup, pants for sliding, cleats, mitt, helmet, bat, water bottle).
These week’s practice will focus on some additional skills and FUN! With a game-free weekend, the coaches will take the chance to make this one even more fun – but your player should still arrive ready to work! J
NO GAMES THIS WEEKEND! HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!
TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS
Pictures are in! What a great looking group of ball players!
You can order directly from this link: https://vando.imagequix.com/s1896755452
If you haven’t completed your 2-hour volunteer shift (1 shift per child playing), there are a few opportunities left, this being the most urgent:
Bigsy Tournament Weekend 6/3 -6/5
This is our Minnetonka-hosted Travel tournament for our A-level teams, and brings in quite a few teams from across Minnesota to participate! We are needing volunteers this weekend to help be liaisons at the field, as well as help in concessions. Sign-ups are here
ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER
Monday, June 20th 1:00pm start, Deer Run.
Registration will be opened this week – and limited Foursomes are available.
Watch for an email from the league.
However, we encourage everyone to join us for Dinner and refreshments, including the Live Auction with exclusive items! Last year, we had Champions Club tickets, a Fishing Excursion, and more! We are still lining up our items for this year!
ANNUAL SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER
The MBA online silent auction will run 6/13 – 6/20.
We are always looking for local business donations to feature in the auction. Services, Experiences, Gift Cards, items – we love to give exposure to small businesses, by reaching our 500+ families and over 1500 players! If you know someone interested in donating, please have them reach out to:
Susie Weir Duwe at
Funds raised from our golf tournament and silent auction go towards field improvements, equipment, and player scholarships.
UMPIRES FOR OUR LEAGUE
I don’t think our families really have an issue with this, but we’ve all seen those terrible videos online…and kids’ sports can rile up the best of parents. The league asked we pass on this message:
Umpires for Community 8 and Community 9 games are in our MBA Umpire apprentice program.
These Umpires are likely players within our 12+ teams, and are learning a new skill!
Parents, Players, Coaches, and Fans should not challenge an Umpire decision, especially for these young MBA players! If you witness this, say something! This goes for ALL teams!
Have a great week – we’ll see you at practice Thursday!