News and Announcements
As we wind down summer ball, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you for making the PSWLL family so awesome. Especially thank you to the 12 year olds who finished their last year in little league with us. Please remember that you are always welcome to come back home to PSWLL.
It has been a great year and as we wind down the year we are also winding up next year starting with 2015 Board Elections. The new board officially takes over October 1st but they usually gear up in September.
There are three main steps for the elections:
1 – Call for nominations – anyone can nominate themselves or someone else to be on the board. There is no tenure for the board so everyone must be re-elected every year. I will ask three times for nominations, consider this call number one.
Review the list below for the names of nominees that have already been thrown into the ring. Let me know if you don’t want to be on that list, if I spelled your name wrong, if you want your name added, etc. email@example.com
2 – After the last call for nominees, the PSWLL membership will vote on individual board members. The membership is defined as those who participate in the running of our league. Since this is a loose definition, we use the background checks as the list of members with the idea that if you are involved enough to have a background check, then you certainly participate in running the league.
3 – Once the Board is elected, the New Board then elects the specific roles…president, etc.
Give me a yell if you have questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
And thank you for a great year of little league baseball!
David Mathias, 2014 President
2015 PSWLL Board Nominations
(2014 Board marked with Y)
David Mathias Y
Michael Albrecht Y
Eric Chadwick Y
Dave Grable Y
Mike Gunter Y
Jim Halferty Y
John Hillman Y
Carlos Javelera Y
Brian Karadizian Y
Bill Marelich Y
Andrew McDonald Y
Charmean Neithart Y
Dan Oakes Y
Kenny Ossen Y
Ray Perez Y
Karen Schooler Y
Jennifer Thibault Y
Andy Vollero Y
The AA Cardinals won their Championship game against the mighty Yankees at Allendale on Thursday. It was a very exciting game with a ton of great baseball. And, many thanks to all the players and teams in AA this year (Cardinals, Yankees, Tigers, Angels, Giants, A’s, & Indians) — we look forward to some of these fine players in kid-pitch over the summer and next year!
-PSWLL President David Mathias
Here we go – its tomorrow!!
Players attending should wear their jersey and hat. They may also wish to bring a glove to catch balls during the 11:30am homerun derby.
See everyone on Saturday for Closing Ceremonies
-TeeBall games start
From 8:30-10:20am – Activities
-TeeBall games continue
-Pasadena firetruck arrives for amusement
-Wiffle ball home run derby in left field
-Baseball tatoos/face painting in the picnic area
-Pitching speed activity at warm-up mounds
-Water balloons thrown at coaches in right field
-Used Gear Donation Table ready to go
-Snack Stand open (last day to use your punch card!)
From 10-10:30am – Transition
At 10:30am – 11:30 Closing Ceremonies
-Welcome from PSWLL President – David Mathias
-Board Introduction/Recognition – David Mathias
-Take Me Out to the Ball Game – Natalia Mathias
-National Anthem – Cayla McFarlane
-Short Dignitary Speech by Mayor Bogaard & Councilmember Tornek
-Dedication of batting cage – David Mathias
-Announcements (All-Stars, Summer League, etc) – David Mathias
-Championship trophies for Majors, AAA and AA
-Homerun trophies – David Mathias
-12 year old ceremony – David Mathias
-AA participation trophies awarded (off the field)
-Homerun derby: HR hitters will need whatever gear they need to hit HRs (including their helmet)
-Grill fired up for hamburgers
Equipment Drive and Swap
Clean-out your closet and bring your gently used baseball equipment to
Closing Ceremonies. You can help PSWLL families and others too!
Come by and drop off your equipment and then pick a different bat or glove. Yes, you can also take equipment for yourself – free!
The extra baseball equipment will be donated to children in our local community.
• When: Closing Ceremonies – Sat, May 31
• Time: 8:30 – 10:00 am
• Where: Allendale Park, right field
• Who: David Mathias Jr, Cicero Ascheris, Alex Jordan, Bradley Marelich, Ian Chadwick and other PSWLL players
The Championship game for AA Minors (Machine Pitch) is Thursday at 5:30pm at Allendale — come see the Cardinals vs. the Yankees! This game will be exciting to watch — the war cry for both teams is “Back to Pitcher”…really!
On Friday, a really wonderful game will take place — the AA AllStar Game — it will take place at 5:30pm at Allendale. Its really a great mix of players…its a happy time.
For those of you in teeball — come out to either of these games to get a sense of what 2015 may be like for your player.