Last Updated: October 18, 2016
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Butch Patrey, Feb 16, 1943 - Aug 4, 2016
It is with a heavy heart that we bring this message.
Butch Patrey suddenly passed away on Thursday, Aug 4, 2016.
Butch is survived by his daughter, Trish, and his three sons, Steve, Robert and Adam, and his grandchildren Tyler, Jayson, Morgan and Destiny. You have seen some of them at our games, volunteering their help, as Butch did. He was predeceased by his wife Cheryl, whom he missed very much.
Butch has coached for the DVAA for over twenty years and has touched the lives of hundreds of children in our community. Besides coaching, Butch was always there to volunteer his time and effort for any and all projects to be done. There are far too many to list.
Besides his love for the DVAA Butch was involved in many things, the VFW, American Legion, the Flemington Speedway Historical society are a few, and he gave freely of himself for these groups as well. We will all miss Butch and what he’s done for our community, and I will miss him very much.
Visitation will be Sunday, August 14 th from 4 to 8 pm at the Johnson-Walton funeral home, 24 Church Rd. Holland Twp.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, Aug 15th at 10 am at the Milford Presbyterian Church, 70 Bridge St, Milford NJ.
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The DVAA would like to recognize and thank our sponsors for their support in the development of our children, programs and facilities. We extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to all, and ask that you take the time to thank and patronize these sponsors whenever possible.
Milford Lions Club
Mays Healthy Habit LLC
Stem & Cole (2 teams)
Heron Tree Service
Mark Bydalek DMD
Magnus Salon & Spa
Oak Hill Golf Club
Sports Journal Photos
Petro & Petro
NAC Custom Builders LLC
Grace Fellowship Church
Yaros Law Office LLC
The Tin Man Air Conditioning
Please click on SPONSORS on the left side menu to visit the sponsor page and learn more about each of our sponsors.
BABE RUTH/CAL RIPKEN COACHES TRAINING
ALL BASEBALL managers and coaches...
Our affiliation with Babe Ruth/ Cal Ripken baseball requires that all managers and coaches be certified. In addition, we must verify that ALL baseball managers and coaches have completed the course and are certified PRIOR TO THE START of GAMES.
The course is Web-based, with all content; reading material, animation, audio clips, quizzes, and test being delivered over the Internet. Once you purchase your course, you can take it immediately; you do not need to wait for anything to be mailed to you. You do not have to take the course all in one sitting... you can log back in anytime and pick up where you left off. Managers/Coaches should expect to spend about two-three hours going through the online course. Careful reading of the PDF book and other materials found within the course will require additional time. The cost of the course is $19.95. The certification is good for the coaches entire career in the DVAA or any Babe Ruth/ Cal Ripken affiliated league.
To take the course..
1. Go to https://www.baberuthcoaching.org/coaches/ purchase and take the course.
2. Once you have completed the course print out your certificate of completion and keep it for your records.
We thank you for your time and effort.
There have been changes at the DVAA and we are looking for your input on how to make the league better.
Here are just some of our goals for this season and beyond:
* Full uniforms for every player.
* New fields at Alexandria Park, Riegel Ridge and Kingwood Park.
* Limit team size to a maximum of 10 players for T-ball and 12 players in all other divisions.
* Continuation of field maintenance and improvement projects.
* Improved training for all coaches through our association with Cal Ripken/ Babe Ruth.
* Opening Day ceremonies.
Please attend our monthly meetings to share your ideas on how to improve the DVAA. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month. Meeting times are 7pm in the off season and 8pm during the season.
The DVAA is a non-profit, recreational baseball and softball league run entirely by volunteers. We are dependent on volunteers to help provide the best experience possible to the children of our area.
In addition to Managers and Coaches we are in need of help in many areas. Please learn how you can help by clicking the link above, printing the form and bringing it with you to the next DVAA Meeting or "In person" Registration Date.
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO IMPROVE THE DVAA!!!
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DVAA Field Use policy*:
As representatives of DVAA (players, coaches, parents, spectators) we are all encouraged to be good guests at at any of the fields we visit - those maintained by DVAA and any visiting fields. Unless specifically instructed to do so by a field officail or DVAA officer, NO ONE should drive vehicles across the filed grounds for any purpose (transporting equipment/players/fans, cutting down a long walk, etc).
All our home baseball and softball fields are currently under a grooming plan for the season to ensure they are in their optimum condition. Please honor that by not violating the above policy
* applies to all DVAA sanctioned fields at the following locations:
Riegel Ridge (including Case Field)
VFW/Grace Fellowship Church