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Raising money for Celebration Field

Posted by Desiree Childers at Mar 12, 2016 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )

Bright Star Baseball is a 501©3 nonprofit special needs baseball league which allows children with special needs between the ages of 5 and 18 the opportunity to play baseball, America’s favorite pastime! Our Mission Statement is: “To provide special needs children the opportunity to experience the game of baseball while building self-esteem and peer relationships.”

Our Bright Star Baseball Board of Directors would like to announce that our Celebration Field fundraiser is currently underway and we invite you to help us reach our goal! What is Celebration Field? Bright Star Baseball’s goal is to build a field with a specialized synthetic surface for our players. With a rubberized surface, this field will allow players of all disabilities improved mobility. Those players who use wheelchairs and walkers will be able to maintain their very expensive equipment in good working order, while they participate in Bright Star Baseball games. Celebration Field will also allow our regular baseball games to continue as scheduled even after a rain storm. Several times we have had to cancel due to weather or field conditions and the inability to reschedule makeup games.

We are seeking donations to help defray the costs associated with building the field. The city of Sulphur Springs has generously agreed to our use of one of the current fields when we are able to raise the money. All donated funds will go directly towards the construction of Celebration Field, the future Home of Bright Star Baseball.
Celebration Field will be built in phases as outlined below:


Phase I

Asphalt Paving/Field Area – $40,000

Synthetic Safety Surface/Field Area – $138,500

Fencing and Dugouts- $27,800



Phase II –


Restroom/Concession Stand – $34,023

Audio/Announcer table – $10.650 


Phase III


Lighting – $65,000



Phase IV –


Parking lot – $34,000


Generous donors like you are the key to our success. Our donors can make it possible for Bright Star Baseball to provide children with special needs the opportunity to safely experience the
game of baseball. We hope that we can count on your support to help with this worthy project. Bright Star Baseball is an approved 501©3 organization, 100% of your donation will be tax deductible. Donors will also be recognized on our Facebook page and www.brightstarbaseball.com. Any of the Board of Directors will be happy to speak to you or a group you represent to answer questions about this project or how your donation will be used. Why not start today?


Please donate through YouCaring, or mail your check payable to Bright Star Baseball to:

Bright Star Baseball

PO Box 1143

Sulphur Springs, TX 75483


We thank you for your time and consideration to join us in this community project that will make a huge difference for the current and future members of the Bright Star Baseball team and their families.
Sincerely,

Bright Star Baseball, Board of Directors



Donation Levels

Title Sponsor (Celebration Field) $200,000- or more

Hall of Fame Sponsor $100,000-$199,999

Angel in the Out Field Sponsor $50,000-$99,999

Bright Star Sponsor $25,000-$49,999

Grand Slam Sponsor $10,000-$24,999

Home Run Sponsor $5,000-$9,999

Triple Sponsor $2,500-$4,999

Double Sponsor $1,000-$2,499

Base Hit Sponsor $500-$999

Rookie Sponsor $1-$499

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Celebration Field Donors

Posted by Desiree Childers at Mar 12, 2016 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )

We appreciate every donor to Bright Star Baseball’s Celebration Field. Every single donation gets us closer to our goal of building an amazing place for our Bright Stars to play baseball!

Donation Levels

Title Sponsor (Celebration Field) $200,000- or more

 

Hall of Fame Sponsor $100,000-$199,999

 

Angel in the Out Field Sponsor $50,000-$99,999

 

Bright Star Sponsor $25,000-$49,999

 

  • R&R Ranches Pasture Party 2017

 

 

Grand Slam Sponsor $10,000-$24,999

 

  •  The Bookworm Box

 

Home Run Sponsor $5,000-$9,999 

  • Chicks For Charity
  • Jarred and Amanda Pickett
  • Robert Campbell 
  • Texafied JamFest 

Triple Sponsor $2,500-$4,999

 

  •  Guaranty Bank & Trust

 

Double Sponsor $1,000-$2,499

  • Mother’s Culture Club
  • Chevy Youth Baseball – Jay Hodge Chevrolet
  • Vicky Hathcoat 

Base Hit Sponsor $500-$999 

  • Village Health Partners
  • Jonah Foster
  • Hopkins County fall Festival Board
  • Saputo Employees
  • In Memory of Bobby R. Bankston
    - Mr. & Mrs. Elmer Berryhill
    - Ms. Barbara Kinney
    - Mr. & Mrs. Rick Ballantyne
    - The Dennis Murphy Family
    - Mr. & Mrs. Joe Crouch
    - Christus Mother Francis Hospital Wound Care Center
    - Special Education faculty, Texas A&M University – Commerce
  • Hi King Klub
  • Sulphur Springs High School
  • Rotary Club of Sulphur Springs
  • Texas Archery Hog Hunting Contest

Rookie Sponsor $1-$499 

  • Chili’s of Sulphur Springs
  • Lori Norris
  • Jana and Kris Crews
  • Ricky Yost
  • Tony Swanson
  • Water Oak Elementary School
  • Brandy Ledwidge
  • Adam Walls
  • Hopkins County United Way
  • Renee & Steve Allen
  • The Dennis Zacha Family
  • Kent & Wanda McMahon
  • Durban and Company
  • Lois Cain
  • Marshall & Penny Renfro
  • Commander and Mrs. Chris Piland

 

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Posted by Desiree Childers at Aug 6, 2015 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Our Mission Statement : “To provide special needs children the opportunity to experience the game of baseball while building self-esteem and peer relationships.” 

The Bright Star Baseball League is a special needs baseball program located in Sulphur Springs, TX. The Sulphur Springs Boys Baseball Association provides assistance with field assignments. The program is assisted with youth volunteers from the local community.

The goal of the program is: To provide a positive recreational opportunity for special needs children ages 5 and up needing a modified sports activity.

Game Structure: Games are played at the Buford Park T-ball fields. Adult coaches are in charge of the games. Each child will be accompanied by a volunteer “buddy”. The coach may assign more than one buddy as he/she sees fit. Youth volunteers must be at least in the 6th grade.

Uniforms/Equipment: There are no fees for the participants of this program. Bats, balls, T’s and bases are supplied by Bright Star Baseball League. Bright Star Baseball League will supply each player with a uniform (jersey and hat). Players are responsible for sneakers and gloves. Closed toes shoes are a requirement.

End of Season Trophy Presentation: Bright Star Baseball League will host a trophy presentation at the end of each season. Players, their families and their buddies will be invited. Each player will be presented with a participation trophy or medal. Certificates may be presented to buddies if desired. 

Parents’ Responsibilities: Sign in before each game. A consent and photo authorization must be signed upon check-in at the first game. An adult family member must be present during every game. Parents may be asked to assist if problems arise with their child during a game.

Coaches Responsibilities: The coach is in charge of maintaining control of the players/volunteers on the field to insure a positive experience in a safe environment. During games, the coach is the final authority on the number of buddies allowed on the field and in the dug-out.

Youth Volunteers “Buddies” Responsibilities: All youth volunteers must have a signed parental release form. Volunteers must be at least a 6th grader to participate. Buddies must wear a Bright Star Baseball issued T-shirt to participate in games. This identifies them to the coach, volunteers and parents.

Player Responsibilities: Players must stay in the dug-out unless they are at bat or on a base. Players must wear a helmet when batting. If a player acts in a manner that could cause harm to another player, volunteer or coach, they will be asked to leave the game.