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Slim & Chubby's Golf Outing Benefiting Fondy Youth Baseball

On Sunday, September 3rd, Slim & Chubby's will be hosting their annual golf outing at Rolling Meadows Golf Course.  Each year they select a non-profit group to donate the proceeds to.  This year they have selected Fondy Youth Baseball and Pillar and Vine Foster Care Agency.  All monies raised for Fondy Youth Baseball will be used to build two new youth baseball fields at Lakeside Park.

Information on playing in or sponsoring the outing can be found below.  Golf begins at 12:30pm and last year they had 134 participants so find your foursome now and register and show your support.  Great deal for $65 which includes golf, dinner, drinks, T-shirt, range balls, and prizes! Sign up with your foursome now with registration form below

Congratulations Field of Dreams Winners

Payton Davis          Ella Demos

Harleyjohn Guell          Aiden Heffner

Michael Hendrix         Samuel Holmes

Alec Johnson         Reid Kamphuis

Landon Karld          Aiden Lackas

Gavin Poirier          Zander Scannell

Caleb Schmitz          Jacob Sromalski

Peyton Umentum          Jace Williston

 

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Who Donated Door Prizes For Our Event

Jacks Team Sports          Hoppers All Star Trophy

Culvers on East Johnson          A+W Drive In

Gilles Drive In          Tuckers Hamburgers

AND

Fond Du Lac Dockspiders

 

THANK YOU

GEORGETOWN CLEANERS

FOR DONATING DOCKSPIDER TICKETS

THEY WILL BE AWARDED TO COACHES WHO ATTENDED YEAR END MEETING !!!

Thanks to all the Volunteers that make Fondy Youth Baseball happen

Youth Baseball Families,

It takes a ton of work by wonderful volunteers to conduct all facets of Fondy Youth Baseball.   Our Board of Directors spends a lot of time to offer the best possible baseball experiences for all players and their families.  This volunteer work is done year round with off-season planning and in-season management.

Responsibilities include but certainly are not limited to…

  1. Conducting  8 leagues from kindergarten to Babe Ruth with over 400 baseball games
  2. Managing 75 teams and over 750 players
  3. Maintaining over 18 baseball fields for games and practices
  4. Organizing and running concessions
  5. Hiring and management of umpires

Members of our Board of Directors are at the fields long before any teams show up and then are last to leave with closing and locking everything up.  Many board members are volunteering more than 5 hours per week to serve your families and provide these opportunities.  League Directors and commissioners are the individuals that a ton of work falls on with each rainout.

Coaches are also a huge part of our volunteer network and we cannot thank the coaches enough that give their time to our youth and teams.

While certainly everything does not always run as smooth as we would like, please understand all the hard work and effort that is being put in.

Please take some time to say thank you to the coaches and Board of Directors that dedicate so much of their time to create baseball memories for our players.

We would specifically like to say thank you to a few board members that are giving so much of their time.

  1. Tom Trent-  Tom has become a true leader for youth baseball and served as the chair for registration and picture day and serves as treasurer as well as the league director for the 5th/6th grade league.   Tom also coaches two teams.
  2. Rick Gilgenbach- Rick is also volunteering many hours in various capacities.  Rick is managing the 4th street diamonds and mowing the lawn, serves as the co-chair of concessions leading all scheduling, and is the commissioner for all leagues from 4th grade to Babe Ruth.  Rick also coaches a Babe Ruth team
  3. Jeff Nickel- Jeff is donating much of his summer off time to organize concessions as the co-chair and is in charge of all ordering, deliveries, etc. and is often working in concessions as a volunteer.
  4. Jeff Hlavacka- Jeff spends a ton of his volunteer time as the Director of Umpires essentially managing about 30 umpire employees as well as serving as the commissioner for the kindergarten through 3rd grade leagues.  Jeff also coaches a rec team and a travel team.

Fondy Youth Baseball does not exist without the time commitment from the Board of Directors and our coaches.  The full list of Board of Directors can be seen under the “About Us” tab.  We also rely on the wonderful staff at the FDL Recreation Department.  Please take the time to say Thank You! to all these individuals that make Fondy Youth Baseball happen and give so much of their time.  

Information on Travel Baseball for 2018 summer

Information on Travel Baseball teams for 2018 summer can be found at link below.  Tryouts are in late July and early August.  All players must register for tryouts.

Eligibility-  Players must live within the FDL School district or attend a public or private school that is inside the FDL school district boundaries.  Travel baseball eligibility is more limited than our recreational leagues due to tournament rules.

Season starts April 1st-  Some teams may practice indoors earlier but those practices would be optional.  All players must make Fondy Baseball their top priority from April 1st to August 1st.

8U will attend 3 weekend tournaments

9U-14U will attend 5 weekend tournaments.,

Link to Travel Baseball Page

Link to overview and also can look at all team pages for coach info, schedules, and roster info.

Dream Catchers and Fondy Youth Baseball

Big Thank You to our Sponsors!!!

Our team sponsors are an important part of Fondy Youth Baseball so please patronize these business' and let them know you appreciate their support!  

Special thanks to: Midwest Overhead Door for donating a new grill for our concessions stand, Silica For Your Home for the new freezer in our concessions area, and Holiday Automotive who will be donating proceeds from the Chevy Test Drive at Picture Day


Code Of Conduct Reminders

Code of Conduct Reminders; These are set by Fondy Youth Baseball and the Fond du Lac School District and pertain to coaches, players, and all fans.

  1. Absolutely no swearing is allowed
  2. Smoking or chewing tobacco while at fields or on school property or in presence of kids is absolutely prohibited.  This is in effect at all locations of all games and includes practices as well as travel baseball games in other communities or at tournaments.
  3. No alcoholic beverages are allowed at any fields while a game or practice is underway.

Rainouts & Notifications

Parents,

Just wanted to remind you of the best and easiest way to be notified if games are canceled due to rain.  The procedure can be found on the back of your schedules and can be found on the web site but the easiest way is to do it right now as you read this.   We will be utilizing a text/email based cancellation program. This service will text you immediately if a game has been canceled ahead of time.  Opt in
your mobile phone by texting:
• MW901 to 84483 to receive Monday/Wednesday Youth Baseball alerts
• TR901 to 84483 to receive Tuesday/Thursday Youth Baseball and Babe Ruth alerts.

I recommend you do both in case you have a practice or make-up game on another night.  After 4pm the decisions on games are made by umpires or by coaches if they do not have umpires.

We also recommend that you download the free sportsengine app and log in.  This will give you immediate alerts to any game changes for things like rescheduled games.

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