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Don't forget our Suns game on Sunday may 17 . Please arrive no later than 2:15pm at the stadium. Player need to wear their team jerseys. They will be walking in a little league parade around the field. 

UNO'S Restaurant Night! May 6 & 7th

Make sure you bring your flyer with you for the league to receive credit

Bonanza Extravaganza this saturday!! We need your help!!!

May 9, 2015
We need volunteers for the Bonanza Extravaganza, on Saturday, May 9, 2015 - We do not have any Baseball Games that weekend. 
 
With respect to how many people we need, it is this. We must have a minimum of 6 persons on duty, actively selling at all times. There is a minimum standard for every booth. So, if one of our members needs a break or to eat, we will need to have people to fill in for them. Some people work the entire event. The minimum standards are monitored.  We would like to have 8 people in case someone needs a break or to go to the bathroom. 
 
Here are the shifts -
 
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM (All Day)
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM 
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
If possible, wear a National Little League shirt, if you don’t have one, wearing the dark green color of the league is next best. This is also an opportunity to promote our organization.
 
The weather can be a challenge. I could be very warm, then be rather cold in the evening so dress accordingly. We will be under a tent if it rains. Layers are good.
 
The gates open at 10am on Saturday. The drawing and entertainment begins at 11:30
 
The last drawing of Saturday is at 9pm, however our booth will probably wrap up around 8:30 depending on how sales go.
 
The site closes at 11pm, but you will see a large portion of the guest leave at 9:05pm.
 
Below is a little background about the Bonanza and what our role is going to be at the Bonanza.
 
The Bonanza Extravaganza is a large gaming, drawing and live music event that revolves around a drawing where every 5 minutes numbers are drawn with the winner getting anything from $1,000 to $100,000 or cars or motorcycles. Make no mistake, this is not a play on words or something with difficult odds, ALL of those items will be awarded. 
 
This is the 10th event put on by the Hagerstown Professional Firefighter, Local 1605 Charitable Foundation. To date, the foundation has donated more than one million dollars to local charities and charitable organization.
 
The Firefighters Charitable Foundation uses more than 20 different groups to work different booths, games or do essential jobs during the event. The groups that work the event then receive a donation based on what work was done, their individual profitability and the overall success of the event. The Foundation members work booths and provide oversight and logistics to the event. The Foundation also donates to other causes and charitable groups based on cause and need.
 
The Bonanza Extravaganza will be at the Hagerstown Speedway, 15112 National Pike, Hagerstown, MD. On Route 40, just west of Hyuett’s Crossroads. Persons working are asked to park in the main parking lot as you enter the site and enter through the main entrance.
 
The event is held rain or shine. We have large tents and rain sucks, but we make it work.
 
You should check out the web site for the event at www.bonanzaextravganza.com . In addition, watch the video, Bonanza Extravaganza in 60 Seconds. It should help give you a perspective of the event.
 
WHAT IS NATIONAL LITTLE LEAGUE ROLE -
 
This is the first year for the Bar Bingo Booth / Game that National Little League has been assigned.
 
You will need your Driver’s License and must be at least 18 years of age to get on site. No one under age 18 will be admitted. You will have your ID checked and an arm band placed on you.

Concession Stand News!!!!

May 1, 2015

Tomorrows games make the end of the first half of the season (I know, that when quick!) If you have not worked your scheduled concession duty for this first half, or still owe a shift, please see Amy ASAP , as starting next week, if there have been no arrangements, coaches will be given names of kids that could be benched until said shift is schedule or arrangements are worked out. If you are in a bind, there are others throughout the park that you can pay $20-$25 (that's th...e starting rate) to work your shift (S) for you. If you have a teenager who is 16 years and over, its possible that they can cover the shift for you. Communication is the key folks. As much as I love being there, I do not want to spend every moment at the field, sitting in concession because parents fail to pitch in and help out. Understandable that you don't want to miss your kid play or anything, trust me I understand. As a parent of multiple children, I know just how far you have to stretch to get everything done . I (Amberlee) will be in concession tonight for the major league make up game and Amy will be in there Tomorrow for anyone that wants to come by and schedule their missed shifts.

April 30 is the last day to order Spirit Wear for your childs team.  www.anythingprinted.biz/national

Sun's forms and money

All sun's forms and money need to be turned in to your team moms or any board member or coach by tonight.  If you are unable to make it there, please contact your team mom and make arrangements to have it dropped off no later than Saturday May 2

Orioles Trip for our 12 year olds!

April 26, 2015 – 08:00 AM

Our Orioles trip is this Sunday April 26, 2015.  Bus will be at field at 8:15, and we are asking everyone to be there by 830, so we can load the bus and get situated. We still have a few tickets left, but you will have to drive.  Questions, Contact Amberlee Shatzer at 240-818-8647

Through hard work, dedication and working together; we have been able to keep our fields and areas nice and clean. Please remember to throw all your trash away when you leave. This cuts down on time that can be spend on other things, besides cleaning up.

Opening Day Success!!

April 11, 2015

Opening Day was a success! We couldn't do it without you!! A HUGE Thank you to our Keynote Speaker, Troy Barrick, Kona Ice for coming out today and to the Hagerstown Suns for lending us Woolie for the Morning! Thank you to our Board Members for all they did to make today a success. Parents , pat your kids on the back today, they were all awesome! A big thank you to Picture Plus for being so fast with our pictures today! A Special Thank You to the Amvets post 10 Honor Guard and to Merritt Grove for your beautiful rendition of the national anthem!! I took almost a 1000 pictures today lol, so they will be up tomorrow on here and our website!

Minor League Field Maintenance!!!!

April 10, 2015 – 03:00 PM

On Friday April 10th ; from 3pm til ? Scott Rice will be on the minor league field to do field maintenance to get ready for opening day. ALL MANAGERS AND COACHES in minor league are urged to attend and help construct the field and grounds so that they can learn the process and help in making the grounds spectacular for Saturday

Next Field Maintenance day!!

April 3, 2015

We will be having our next field maintenance day on Friday April 3rd at 5:30pm for anyone that may be able to come out and help.  We have lots to do before opening day , which is right around the corner.

March 24, 2015

If you are on Goodwill Minor League, you are now required to wear a protective cup during all practices and games.  This includes females on the team, especially anyone that may have a desire to be a catcher.

Some teams have be updated and practice schedules for the month of March are available on the calendar for ALL Minor League Teams, and for Major Team-Crampton.  The others will be added as they are received

Proud to be Maryland's Oldest Little League

Congratulation to one of our FOP Major League Coaches; Troy Barrick

Eight enter Quinn Hall of Fame, which could get a new home             

 

 

               

           

WALKERSVILLE — YMCA of Frederick County officials are redoubling their efforts to find a permanent home for the Alvin G. Quinn Sports Hall of Fame, its top official said Saturday.

 

 

Chris Colville, president and CEO of the local YMCA, told more than 300 people gathered at the 39th annual Quinn Hall of Fame Banquet in the activities room of the Walkersville Vol. Fire Company, that the organization is working to put the photos and memorabilia accumulated over the years on display at the YMCA as soon as possible.

 

 

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“Hopefully, one of the things you’ll get to be able to tour is the hall of fame museum, so to speak,” Colville said. “We’re going to commit some designated space, within the YMCA, for a permanent home where we can showcase all of the inductees that have been participating in the 39 years of this wonderful program.”

Colville said the space at the William Talley Recreation Center, where the hall is currently located, is somewhat limited in viewing availability. Much of the memorabilia is actually in storage.

“Unfortunately, we’ve run out of space in that room,” Colville said. “As a YMCA, we’re making a commitment to change this.”

The proposed museum space will be accessible to the general public, Colville said.

Eight prominent sports figures were inducted during Saturday’s banquet.

Troy Barrick (professional baseball), Stan Biggus (semi-pro football), the late Dick Burgee and Bill Stup (college football), Kim Wivell Gerrie (college softball), former Frederick News-Post Sport Editor Stan Goldberg, Cheryl Poirier (youth track and field) and Guy Whidden (boxing, wrestling) were this year’s inductees.

Each inductee’s accomplishments were highlighted in special videos. All took their turns making acceptance speeches, but it was Whidden’s highlights at the end of the night that drew the longest standing ovation.

And it had nothing to do with sports.

Whidden talked about his many sports accomplishments, but he then recalled when he was a paratrooper in World War II and made the jump into Normandy on June 6, 1944 as part of the D-Day invasion of France. Not only did he make the jump, but on the 50th anniversary of the start of the invasion, Whidden, then 73, returned and recreated the jump.

“There were 40 of us,” Whidden said. “We had to make two jumps in advance of the trip to make sure we were in good enough shape to make the main jump.”

Whidden ended up making three free-fall jumps in two days at 13,500 feet. “We never did free falls back then,” he said.

When he was finished his speech, the ovation seemed never-ending.

“Now there’s a true American hero,” Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins said.

Whidden was to the point when it came to his philosophy on being successful, both in sports and in life.

“Never say you can’t do it, or you won’t be able to to it,” he said. “It’s just mind over matter. You just have to convince yourself you can do it, and you’ll do it.”

All of the inductees thanked their families, friends and coaches for their support through the years.

Goldberg, who served on the original hall of fame committee in 1976, was glad the YMCA is working to give the hall a permanent home at the main building.

“I think it’s a great, great thing,” he said. “Things like a uniform Chuck Foreman wore, other memorabilia, will be on display.”

 
 
 
 
 

Posted: Sunday, February 8, 2015 2:00 am

WALKERSVILLE — YMCA of Frederick County officials are redoubling their efforts to find a permanent home for the Alvin G. Quinn Sports Hall of Fame, its top official said Saturday.

Chris Colville, president and CEO of the local YMCA, told more than 300 people gathered at the 39th annual Quinn Hall of Fame Banquet in the activities room of the Walkersville Vol. Fire Company, that the organization is working to put the photos and memorabilia accumulated over the years on display at the YMCA as soon as possible.

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“Hopefully, one of the things you’ll get to be able to tour is the hall of fame museum, so to speak,” Colville said. “We’re going to commit some designated space, within the YMCA, for a permanent home where we can showcase all of the inductees that have been participating in the 39 years of this wonderful program.”

Colville said the space at the William Talley Recreation Center, where the hall is currently located, is somewhat limited in viewing availability. Much of the memorabilia is actually in storage.

“Unfortunately, we’ve run out of space in that room,” Colville said. “As a YMCA, we’re making a commitment to change this.”

The proposed museum space will be accessible to the general public, Colville said.

Eight prominent sports figures were inducted during Saturday’s banquet.

Troy Barrick (professional baseball), Stan Biggus (semi-pro football), the late Dick Burgee and Bill Stup (college football), Kim Wivell Gerrie (college softball), former Frederick News-Post Sport Editor Stan Goldberg, Cheryl Poirier (youth track and field) and Guy Whidden (boxing, wrestling) were this year’s inductees.

Each inductee’s accomplishments were highlighted in special videos. All took their turns making acceptance speeches, but it was Whidden’s highlights at the end of the night that drew the longest standing ovation.

And it had nothing to do with sports.

Whidden talked about his many sports accomplishments, but he then recalled when he was a paratrooper in World War II and made the jump into Normandy on June 6, 1944 as part of the D-Day invasion of France. Not only did he make the jump, but on the 50th anniversary of the start of the invasion, Whidden, then 73, returned and recreated the jump.

“There were 40 of us,” Whidden said. “We had to make two jumps in advance of the trip to make sure we were in good enough shape to make the main jump.”

Whidden ended up making three free-fall jumps in two days at 13,500 feet. “We never did free falls back then,” he said.

When he was finished his speech, the ovation seemed never-ending.

“Now there’s a true American hero,” Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins said.

Whidden was to the point when it came to his philosophy on being successful, both in sports and in life.

“Never say you can’t do it, or you won’t be able to to it,” he said. “It’s just mind over matter. You just have to convince yourself you can do it, and you’ll do it.”

All of the inductees thanked their families, friends and coaches for their support through the years.

Goldberg, who served on the original hall of fame committee in 1976, was glad the YMCA is working to give the hall a permanent home at the main building.

“I think it’s a great, great thing,” he said. “Things like a uniform Chuck Foreman wore, other memorabilia, will be on display.”

New 2015 Major League Managers

Congratulations to our new Major League Managers for the 2015 season....

 

FOP-Jeremy Holler

Amvets-James Fann

Funkstown-Darren Stotelmyer

Crampton-Travis Poole

 

Thank you gentlemen for all you do !

Age Determination Date Clarifaction

December 10, 2014

Effective Immediately! 

 

In April, 2014 the International Congress approved the new league age determination amendment for Little League Baseball®.  To implement the new amendment, it was decided to include a three-year waiting period to execute the change, starting in 2018. Questions from the field were raised about the impact the change would have on players that were currently league age 8 under the traditional system.  Using feedback from Little League® parents through our District Administrators, the Little League International Board of Directors adjusted the April-approved implementation strategy in order to modify the impact on all of our minor and major division players. The adjustment also allows for an easier transition for players in the early years of Little League participation.

As a result of this recent adjustment to the implementation strategy, effective immediately, any player born on or after January 1, 2006 who will turn the ages of 4-9 during the 2015 calendar year will be eligible to participate in a local Little League program and will use the new age determination date of December 31 for the reminder of their Little League Baseball career. Players will still be assigned to a division based on local league divisional structure.

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Consequently, players born prior to January 1, 2006will continue to utilize the current age determination date of April 30 for the remainder of their Little League career.

 

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As stated, with this implementation strategy adjustment the impact on our players will be reduced, with the exception of a marginal impact on players currently participating in the very early stages of their Little League career. Furthermore, our continued focus on fun, fitness and fundamentals at the Tee Ball Division will assist local leagues as they look to provide a smooth transition to the Coach/Machine Pitch divisions of play while still developing a passion for the game as well as focusing on skill development.

This change ensures that no player will lose a year of participation in the Little League Majors Division that culminates with the annual Little League Baseball World Series in South Williamsport, Pa.

Congratulations to the
2014 Minor League Champions ~ Western Maryland!!! 

Back to Back Champs!!! 


 

Congratulations to Funkstown Legion!
2014 Major League Champions 


 

January 16, 2015

 

The Mayor and Council have determined that it is in the best interest of the citizens of the City of Hagerstown to prohibit smoking in City owned parks, and effective October 28, 2013 the smoking of tobacco products is prohibited in all City of Hagerstown parks.

This prohibition does not apply to the Municipal Golf Course or Municipal Stadium. The sign above will be posted concerning this prohibition. A violation of this section shall be treated as a municipal infraction and may subject the person violating the same to a fine.

 

Effective Immediately, there is no smoking allow in the lower or upper parking lot of Stanley Park, and No use of any variety of vapor pens, or electronic cigarettes.

  

 


 

 


Upcoming Games/Practices

Wednesday,  May 27
Major League
F.O.P @ Amvets 6:00pm Major League Field
Minor League
Western Maryland Sportsman's Club @ Goodwill 6:00pm Minor League Field
Thursday,  May 28
Major League
Crampton @ Funkstown 6:00pm Major League Field
Minor League
Goodwill @ Amvets 6:00pm Minor League Field
Saturday,  May 30
Major League
F.O.P @ Crampton 10:00am Major League Field
Amvets @ Funkstown 12:00pm Major League Field
Minor League
Western Maryland Sportsman's Club @ Amvets 12:00pm Minor League Field
T-ball
Haynes Controls @ Antietam Fire Co 10:00am Minor League Field
Western Maryland Sportsman's Club @ Goodwill 10:00am T-Ball Field
Wednesday,  Jun 3
Major League
Amvets @ F.O.P 6:00pm Major League Field
Minor League
Goodwill @ Western Maryland Sportsman's Club 6:00pm Minor League Field
Thursday,  Jun 4
Major League
Funkstown @ Crampton 6:00pm Major League Field
Saturday,  Jun 6
Major League
Crampton @ Amvets 12:00pm Major League Field
F.O.P @ Funkstown 2:30pm Major League Field
Minor League
Amvets @ Western Maryland Sportsman's Club 2:30pm Minor League Field
T-ball
Goodwill @ Haynes Controls 10:00am Minor League Field
Western Maryland Sportsman's Club @ Haynes Controls 10:00am T-Ball Field

For a complete schedule listing, click here!