Hello all! As you know, CIT asks for support from our parents and kids in the various events we hold in order to keep costs low for playing. We're asking that each family try to take one or two 2-hr slots to help us with our game booths this year. Last year we had 4 games and 1 food stand, we are dropping back this year to a couple games, as we overextended ourselves last year. We know this is a busy weekend for most families, and appreciate any time that you can give us!
CIT Pirate Game Day! All Tee and 8U teams, please join us wearing your CIT gear for a group outing to a Pirates game on May 1st, courtesy of the Commissioner's Community Initiative. Please let your coaches know if you can attend.
An extra special thanks to Ryan Wanek and his Boy Scout Troop for creating these picnic tables for his Eagle Scout project. Bonus for the handicapped table!
Important upcoming dates:
Opening day 2016
April 23, 2016, at 8:45am, Meyer Middleton Field for opening ceremonies, followed by tee ball games and upper league scrimmages.
TeeBall Pirates game
May 1st, 1:35 game, for tee and 8U teams.
Night at the Races
May 14th, 7pm, Crafton American Legion. Join us for great food, drinks and FUN!
EWING ROAD IS STILL CLOSED!! Crafton Borough STILL has the jersey barriers placed across the upper part of 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; detour signs are posted. Please see updated directions tab at left.
What more can we say, except . . . BE CAREFUL, BE CAUTIOUS, BE CONSIDERATE! Please navigate this road slowly and take turns with on-coming vehicles!
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 on Ewing Road in the Chartiers Valley of 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 over 60 years, C.I.T. has provided the youth from our communities with an exceptional recreation program that builds athletic skills and competitive spirit.