Bethel Diamond Sports has been chosen to be a partner with the Reds Community Fund again this year. This year, the RCF will provide us with $5,500 which we will use for league fees, field lease, and equipment. In exchange, the Reds ask that we perform a minimum of three community service projects. The first community service project is our mandatory Field Day. This will take place Saturday, March 25 at the Bethel ball fields. Please sign-in at the concession stand to begin at 12:00 p.m. Some of our projects will include picking up trash, hanging signs, setting out trash cans, raking leaves, and weed-eating around fences and bleachers. We will need you to bring weed-eaters, work gloves, rakes, shovels, wheel barrows, ladders, and other tools. Make sure your equipment has your name on it somewhere.
It is important that we have another great turnout, especially with our players. We will be taking pictures to send the Reds to show our players out in full force working to make their field and surrounding community better.
BETHEL LION’S CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Bethel Diamond Sports second community service event will be the Lions' Club Pancake Breakfast at the Bethel-Tate High School on April 15, 2017. Players will bus tables from 7:30-10:30 am. Players will work in shifts of 30-60 minutes and should wear a team jersey, if available. Even if your child isn’t working, you can enjoy a pancake breakfast without messing up your kitchen or dirtying your dishes. The price for breakfast is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Please contact Dawn Hollifield with any questions or to RSVP your child’s time slot to work. Dawn can be reached at (513) 404-8621 or email@example.com.
SPRING LITTER CLEAN-UP
Our third community service event will take place on Saturday, April 22, from 9:00-12:00. We are asking for teams or players to register and participate in the Clermont County Spring Litter Clean-Up. There are several locations to choose from, including Bethel and East Fork Park. Participants must register in advance and bring a signed waiver to the event. Waivers, registration, and more information can be found at http://www.springlittercleanup.com. If you plan to participate with this activity, please contact Mary McMullen, (513) 235-3490 or BethelDiamondSports@gmail.com so we can arrange for photos and get the Red’s Community Fund paperwork completed.
Bethel Diamond Sports asks that each team participates in at least one of the community service events. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Dawn or Mary.
If you have gently used baseball and softball equipment that your child or team has outgrown, please consider donating it to the Bethel Diamond Sports Equipment Exchange. Our goal is to provide gloves, bats, helmets, and cleats for any child or coach that needs it. If you have equipment to donate, or are in need of equipment, please contact your coach or any Board Member of Bethel Diamond Sports.
Three Community Service Projects---One Day
Bethel Diamond Sports had a great turnout on April 5 when we completed three community service projects. We had 74 people sign in at the Lions Club Pancake breakfast, including 50 players. While some were eating pancakes and busing tables, one baseball team was planting trees around Bethel to help the community recover from the devastation caused by the Asian long-horned beetle. Finally, our feld day brought over 90 people, including 50+ players, together to get the ball park ready for the beginning of the season. We are very fortunate to have a great bunch of coaches, parents, and players in this community. Thank you for your continued support of baseball and softball in Bethel.
Thanks from Laura Weber from Bethel ALB Citizen Cooperative
Amazing Tree Planting Day today! Over 100 volunteers helped out and 67 trees were planted in just a few hours! Thank you Bethel Boy Scout Troop 196, Bethel Diamond baseball team, Bethel Elementary/Hill, Beechmont Home Depot, ODNR foresters, rockin tree climbers, and Big big thanks to awesome Davey tree volunteers. There are so many more to name; know you are all appreciated!
Importance of Community Service
The success of Bethel Diamond Sports, Inc. is a direct result of the overwhelming support that we have received from the community. The Village of Bethel, the local businesses, and individuals have enabled us to generate excitement and build a vibrant youth baseball and softball program. As an organization, coaches, parents, and players, it is our duty to give back to the community that has supported us.
Bethel Diamond Sports has received a grant from the Cincinnati Reds Community Fund. The Reds Community Fund's Youth Baseball Funding initiative provides funding and support to more than 300 baseball and softball teams. Organizations receive funding to purchase uniforms, equipment and cover various operating expenses. To continue under the RCF, we must participate in a minimum of three community service or fundraising activities each year. We would like as many parents, players, and coaches to support these worthwhile projects.