Manitowoc Youth Baseball/Softball has just completed phase 1 of our Dream, Build, Play Ball campaign! Construction is underway on the four-diamond complex and we will be playing baseball and softball at this new complex in 2017!
Now, we begin Phase 2 of the project, our "Light the Fields" campaign. We have already raised $1.5 million of the $1.8 million that is needed to complete the project. The remaining balance of $300,000 needed would allow us to install lighting in time for the 2017 season.
If you have already contributed to this project, THANK YOU! If you have not, please consider helping us finish this project in time to "Light the Fields" for the 2017 season and insure that our youth have a beautiful new complex to play on for decades to come!
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MANITOWOC YOUTH BASEBALL/SOFTBALL COMPLEX SET FOR GROUNDBREAKING: Dream. BUILD! Play Ball.
Manitowoc, Wisconsin, July 19, 2016 – Manitowoc Youth Baseball/Softball Association President, Randy Heinzen, announces that “It is time to put the shovels in the ground and get to the BUILD stage of this project! After three years of planning and fundraising, it is with great excitement that we announce we are officially set for groundbreaking and to make this dream a reality. We have come a long come a long way with this project and have raised approximately $1.4 million of the estimated $1.8 million that is needed to complete the project. With the $1.4 million, we know that we can complete the fields and concession stand and be ready to play on the fields in spring of 2017. We continue our fundraising efforts to raise the additional $400,000 that is needed to complete lights and other amenities for the final phase of the complex.”
The project includes a four baseball/softball diamond complex to be located at Citizen Park, 930 North 18th Street, in Manitowoc.
Heinzen notes that the support of the local community has been amazing. The manner in which our dedicated project committee, along with the business owners and citizens of our area, have come together for this project truly shows the spirit of Manitowoc County. These efforts show a commitment to the future of our children, by providing them with a baseball/softball complex that will serve the lakeshore area for years to come.
A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for July 27th with the physical construction work beginning in early August.
The new complex will be used for: MYBA leagues, high school girls' fast pitch softball team home games and tournaments, T-Ball and pitching machine leagues, and locally-hosted tournaments.
Click here for more details regarding the new complex and to find out how you can support the project with a donation.
Notice: Due to a change in the Manitowoc Parks and Recreation policy, decisions on rain cancellations will be made at 4:30 pm during the week, not 4:00 pm as in previous years. MYBA will make every effort to notify parents and teams of cancellations as soon as they're made available.
If cancellation is not posted on the website by 4:45 pm, you are to report to your diamond as scheduled. The umpire will make any decisions to cancel the games after that time. Thank you.
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The Manitowoc Youth Baseball League has sponsorship opportunities.
If you are interested in supporting youth baseball in our community please contact Randy Heinzen.
The Manitowoc Youth Baseball Association (MYBA) is designed to provide all children in the city of Manitowoc with the opportunity to play baseball. MYBA provides this opportunity to children regardless of their skill level. Through this program, children will be taught to improve their baseball skills while learning the important values of teamwork and sportsmanship. The MYBA program's goal is to not only advance the child's athletic skills, but to grow their overall development as a person.
MYBA is hosting Pitching Clinics on Wednesday June 8, 15, 22 and 29 at Rheaume Park. Girls that just finished 1st to 3rd grade should attend from 5-6pm and girls that just finished 4th-9th grade should attend from 6-7pm.
Ashley Rothmund former Stevens Point player and Manitowoc Lincoln High School Pitching Coach will conduct the pitching clinics.
Parent's are encouraged to attend and catch for their daughter to provide more pitching reps for the girls.
There is no fee for these clinics. Donations to the MYBA Complex Project or to the Manitowoc Lincoln High School Softball Booster club would be appreciated.
Any questions contact Bob Satori at 920-684-1891 or at email@example.com.
Softball league games start Thursday June 2nd for Junior and Senior League and Tuesday June 7th for Ponytails.
No league games will be scheduled from July 1st to July 8th in observance of 4th of July Independence Day Holiday week.
End of season tournament for all leagues will be July 22nd, 23rd and 24th at Two Rivers Vietnam Veterans Park.