Crafton-Ingram-Thornburg Baseball & Softball Association, Inc.
FAMILY DAY Because of the weather forecast, FAMILY DAY has been moved from October 3rd to SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10th at Meyer & Middleton Park. We plan to begin at 3:00 with kickball and baseball/softball games, so please bring the equipment you will need. We will have a cookout and the evening will feature a huge bonfire! We hope you will attend and help celebrate our successful 2015 season! We also have tee-shirts for the C.I.T. kids who played this year!! C.I.T. will provide the burgers and hotdogs, but we are asking the families to bring a side dish or dessert if possible. Just something to add to the enjoyment of the day!
STRIKE-OUT CANCER TOURNAMENT C.I.T.'s two big fields at Meyer & Middleton will be hosting the Co-Ed Slow-Pitch STRIKE-OUT CANCER Tournament on Saturday & Sunday, October 10th & 11th. (Yes, the parking lot on Saturday will be busy!) This is a charity tournament with 100% of the team registration fees being donated for cancer treatment, plus all profits from sponsors, T-shirt sales, bake sale, luminaria, 50/50, and auction baskets as well. If you can lend a hand around the fields or in the concession stand, it will be helpful and greatly appreciated!
OCTOBER BOARD MEETING Sunday evening, October 18th at 7:00 p.m. in Crafton's Community Room above the library. All are welcome to attend.
FIELD CLEAN-UP AND WINTERIZING Saturday, October 24th is field clean-up day at Meyer & Middleton Park. We want to clean, trim, neaten and winterize. Any time you can lend, morning or afternoon (we'll be there all day as there's a lot to do) will be appreciated. A Bring the kids to help also! String-trimmers, leaf blowers, and rakes will be helpful tools to bring along . . . and gloves! Maybe even trash bags.
COMING IN NOVEMBER... MAGIC, MYSTERY & HYPNOSIS with KEVIN HURLEY . . .
A Dedicated and Loyal Friend to all the players and families of C.I.T.
C.I.T.'s DIAMOND DAYZ BASEBALL TOURNAMENTwas held Thursday, July 10th through Monday, July 14th
The 14U Pony League age bracket hosted ten teams from four counties: Allegheny, Beaver, Washington and Westmoreland. Teams included: Our own C.I.T. - Brentwood - Brighton Heights - Canon-Mac - Central Valley (Center) - Charleroi (Vesta) - East Allegheny - Green Tree - Montour - Moon
Each playing four games in their pools, the playoff teams included Center 4-0, and Brighton Heights, Green Tree, and Vesta all 3-1. The championship game was held Monday evening between Green Tree and Center, with Center taking the win.
We thank everyone who participated and hope you had an enjoyable experience. HOPING TO SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!!!
NO PETS, ALCOHOL or COOKING APPARATUS!! Leave your dog, cat, rabbit or other creatures in the comfort of home . . . along with your beer, wine, liquor and grill!
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.
A moment in history . . .
Ten years ago . . .
Hopefully it never happens again! September 17th, 2004 Hurricane Ivan Chartiers Creek
Among your list of things "to do", PLEASE support C.I.T.'s fund raising efforts.
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!
"GIFT" someone with a magazine!!!
Check out the MAGAZINE STORE tab (at left). Maybe those same magazines you already subscribe to are on our list anyway, so now 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!
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.