- The COW DROP is coming . . . AND the AUTUMN FEST, too!!!
- SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12th, 2013
- NO TRESPASSING - Meyer & Middleton is for the use of its baseball & softball membership.
- VIOLATORS CAUGHT HUNTING, TRAPPING OR DUMPING WILL BE PROSECUTED & FINED $3000.00
This C.I.T. website will be undergoing some
to get ready for the upcoming season!
Ideas and Suggestions can be posted in the Guestbook!
Thanks in advance for your input!!
Autumn Fest & Cow Drop 2013
C.I.T.'s 2013 Autumn Fest & Cow Drop was an enjoyable day for all in attendance. Beginning at 12:30 with the coaches v alumni game and continuing with games and prizes for the kids, a scavenger hunt, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, and Cow Drop, the day ended at dark with a beautiful bonfire and marshmallow roast. Those who were there had a GREAT time. Those of you who were not, well, you missed out on a GREAT time!
Congratulations to Greg Davners of Steubenville, Ohio who won this years' big event! The winning ticket was sold by Greg Lovaglia & Joe Perrott. Also congratulations to the DeVries family who won the android tablet. Players who sold five cow drop tickets had their name put in a raffle. There were 36 tickets eligible.
Special thanks to Umpire Joe Q for graciously offering his services to umpire the coach/alumni game. The alumni won 5-4. There were a lot of moans and groans afterward from all participants. Apparently they're all out of practice!!!
Following is the "Winner's Circle" . . . names do not appear on all, but the sellers' names do! If you know your seller and have your ticket number, check it out . . .
A BIG . . . no . . . GIANT THANK YOU to
Our Crafton Celebrates volunteers!!
Celebrates is a major undertaking for C.I.T., which had the main food booth and the majority of the game offerings for the kids to play during this year's three-day celebration.
We sincerely appreciate the help of our parents and players who help run the games or take orders and serve food.
It is such a huge fundraiser, and it would not be successful without YOUR help, but it would be easier if more of our parents did just a little bit to help make the load lighter.
Next year, please help for just 90 to 120 minutes . . . it makes it easier on everyone if we all do a little.
A special thanks to Sam Strohm and Nicole Calabrese for recruiting and organizing
the majority of our game booth volunteers . . .
So, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You to these people . . .
Sam Strohm, Tarla Strohm, Bill Moldovan, Terri Messner,
Jamie Spadafora, Karen Taczak, Steve Taczak, Dave Yuhas,
Brian Aldridge, Bob Bazeck, Jim Benke, Coleen Bluman, Chelle Kroll,
Kim Castellan, Gina Carini, Nia Knittel, Alyssa Ensworth,
Ayla Kennelly, Dawn Castellan, Debbie Donaldson, Lexi Donaldson,
Eric Glover, Jennifer Glover, Wendy Hart, Josh Trefelner,
Scott Thompson, Donna Thompson, Adia Snyder, Sara Klein,
Jeff O'Brien, Tracy O'Brien, Tabby Coppola, Joe Schultz,
Michael Calabrese, Nicole Calabrese, Michele Calabrese,
and especially Will Campbell who worked not only for C.I.T.,
but worked on the entire Celebrates' set-up as well . . .
hopefully we didn't miss anyone, but if we did,
THANK YOU for helping out with this major undertaking!
DELETE THE OLD C.I.T. EMAIL ADDRESS FROM YOUR EMAIL CONTACT LIST:
We have been seeing copies of emails being sent to and from that email address.
Then, today, the bank called and informed us someone is trying to access our accounts.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND TO THAT ADDRESS . . . We have changed it to:
This will remain the new C.I.T. email address until such time, hopefully never, that it has a problem.
Thanks for your prompt attention . . . we don't want YOU to have a problem also!
NO PETS, ALCOHOL or COOKING APPARATUS!!
Leave your dog, cat, rabbit or other creature in the comfort of home . . .
along with your beer, wine, liquor and grill!
SINCERE THANKS to our 2013 FIELD and TEAM SPONSORS . . .
Wheat Field - Jerry James Field - Kowatic Field - Deluzio-Schempp Field - Wolbert Field
sponsored by the Wheat Family, Jerry James, Kowatic Family, Deluzio-Schempp Family, and Wolbert Auto Body & Repair
TEAMS: (not listed alphabetically!)
American Legion Frank R. Kirk Post 145, Crafton-Ingram Rotary, Wolbert Auto, State Representative Dan Deasy, Lukitsch State Farm Insurance Agency, Sevacko Plumbing, Schepner-McDermott Funeral Home, Kernick Tire & Auto, Miley Truck Rental, O'Korn Insurance, Baker Roofing, Crafton Firemen, Ingram Firemen, Seibel Carpet, Craft Heating, Crivelli Chevrolet
KEEP OUR FENCES STRONG!
DO NOT SOFT TOSS AGAINST THE FENCES!
"Soft Toss" ~ the act of hitting balls against the fence.
Detrimental to fences . . .
DO NOT DO IT!There are warm up areas between the fields to use.
"GIFT" someone with a magazine!!!
Check out the MAGAZINE STORE
tab (at left). Maybe those same magazines you're paying for now are on our list, and while you're subscribing anyway, you can also help out C.I.T.
Take a look . . . there are tons of publications listed, for kids or teens, boys, girls, men, women, and maybe even your pet(!) . . . you name it, it's probably there!
Thanks in advance for using this easy fundraiser!
A moment in history . . .
Hopefully it never happens again!
September 17th, 2004
Among your list of things "to do",
PLEASE support C.I.T.'s
fund raising efforts.
please "Think C.I.T."
EWING ROAD IS STILL CLOSED!!
Crafton Borough has placed jersey barriers across Ewing Road,
closing the top of the road from Grandview Avenue extension to Jerry James Way, which is the driveway to Meyer & Middleton Park.
All traffic will have to access the fields from the lower roads.
Please see updated directions tab at left.
What more can we say, except . . .
Please navigate this road slowly
and take turns with on-coming vehicles!
Information You Should Know as a C.I.T. Member!!!
Get those gears working and think about the following:
Meyer & Middleton Park and the property upon which it sits are NOT municipal properties! Most of our neighboring communities have great fields which are owned by their municipalities. Ours are not! We do, however, use the municipal fields located in Crafton Park and Ingram's Foster Park. Also, the Meyer & Middleton property was NOT donated
, and therefore, is NOT paid for
This acreage was purchased in 1997 and developed into the existing ballfield complex during the years of 1998 and 1999. The grand opening and first season occurred in April 2000. As the demand for field time grew and the availability of the proper-sized fields lessened, it became apparent to those past-board-of-directors that something needed to be done! Hence, the development of Meyer & Middleton Park's five-field complex.
The sizable debt which was incurred is NOT
paid from your child's registration fees, but rather from the many FUNDRAISERS
which C.I.T. holds annually and hopes that you kindly support. Actually, we NEED your support! That is why it is so important for you to help out when asked, whether in the concession stand, selling tickets, working a booth, or whatever is required! Your child's regular season registration fees are merely a portion of the costs incurred with uniforms, umpires, balls, league fees, equipment, and other items which are directly related to your child's regular season of play.
To cover the separate expenses incurred with tournaments, the all-star players' fees are priced separately before the tourney season begins. That fee helps
to cover uniforms, entrance fees (which are constantly escalating), balls, etc. Fees are based upon the intention for each team's participation in C.I.T.'s own in-house tournament for that age level, and permits the team to travel to two outside tournaments.
Fall-Ball is also priced separately and economically. The fees collected for this two-month season offset umpire fees, league fees, and game balls.
The fee does not provide uniforms. If you know a company willing to sponsor your child's team, please see a Board Member in the concession stand!
History of C.I.T. Baseball & Softball Association, Inc.
C.I.T. Baseball & Softball Association, Inc., an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, has provided community youth baseball since 1951. The organization started as the C.I.T. Little League, which was at that time associated with The Little League Organization.
C.I.T., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, has provided community youth baseball since 1951. The organization started as the C.I.T. Little League, which was associated with The Little League Organization of America. In that first year, there were four Little League teams with 60 players, ages 9 to 10. Most of the operating costs in those days were defrayed by team sponsorships and local business contributions. The organization incorporated in 1966 after its merger with the existing community Pony, Colt and Prep League organization. In 1982, the organization expanded to include a girls’ softball program, and in 1995, it expanded again to provide a Super Tee instructional program for 5 and 6 year olds. C.I.T. strives to provide a positive recreational experience for the youth of all our communities, ages 5 through 18.
Today C.I.T. is funded entirely by contributions, fundraising, advertising, team sponsorships, and the support of it's participating families. The association operates through the volunteer efforts of its Board of Directors, managers, coaches, and general membership. In Spring of 2000, C.I.T. celebrated the Grand Opening of its five-field complex known as Meyer & Middleton Park located in the Chartiers Valley in Crafton Borough. The 20-acre site was purchased in 1997 and improved through the efforts of volunteer laborers and generous donors. The complex is privately owned by the association.
For almost 60 years, C.I.T. has provided the youth from our communities with an exceptional recreation program that builds athletic skills and competitive spirit.
C.I.T. Baseball & Softball Association, Inc.