Fall Ball 2015!-- UPDATE (7/28/2015)
Online registration is in the beta testing phase. An email will go to all previously registered SRA members when the new system goes live.
Baseball Coaches list:
Who: Ages 4 to 19
When: Practices may begin the last week of August through the first week of November. Saturday games begin following Labor Day.
Where: Practices will be held at Beale Park and other borrowed facilities, including, but not limited to: Westside Elementary, Carrollton Elementary and Riverview Park (library/YMCA).
Cost: $60.00 Pinto & Up $35.00 Shetland/ Tee Ball
Coaches: Fall Ball is an excellent time to try your hand at coaching in an instructional atmosphere. Practice dates and times are set for the season and you only play on Saturdays (while batting your entire bench). Anyone interested in trying your hand at coaching should contact either Justin Hardwick (baseball)(757-613-1794) or Tom Dawson (softball)(757-582-6653). Depending on interest levels, you may be paired with an experienced manager to help facilitate your experience.
Please check back here for onsite registration dates, times and places.
Softball Tournament Wins Keep Coming!
(Chesapeake 7/19/2015) Smithfield Recreation Association's 8U-Pinto, 10U-Mustang, & 14U-Pony fastpitch softball teams all brought home First Place trophies from the Southern Chesapeake Athletic Association Summer Tournament held at their Hickory complex. On Championship Sunday, the 10U Team held teams scoreless in their march to victory, outscoring opponents 18-0.
Our thanks go out to the SCAA volunteers who were able to overcome both a Saturday afternoon suspension of play as well as Heat Indexes above 100° to allow the teams to play ALL of their games! Great Job SCAA!
Smithfield Summer Blast Results!
(Smithfield, VA 7/12/2015) Smithfield Recreation Association is proud to announce the following teams won their respective divisions during our Summer Blast Softball Tournament:
8U-Pinto:Loudoun County Spark
Our thanks go out to the SRA volunteers who scrambled to get the fields ready following Saturday's storms and helped make this tournament possible. We look forward to seeing you next Summer!
Softball Tournament Sweep!
(Suffolk 6/28/2015) Smithfield Recreation Association's 8U-Pinto, 10U-Mustang, & 12U-Bronco fastpitch softball teams all brought home First Place trophies from the Suffolk Summer Sizzler Tournament held at Suffolk Youth Athletic Association at Kings Fork. Both 8U-Pinto and 10U-Mustang teams finished the weekend undefeated!
Our thanks go out to the SYAA volunteers who battled tons of rain over the weekend to make this tournament happen and to allow all the teams to participate in all of their games!
Immediate Board Opportunity Available - Publicity and Sponsorships!
The Board of Directors are currently looking for a qualified individual to complete the remainder of the current term through September 30, 2015 for the Publicity and Sponsorships Board position.
The Publicity/Sponsorship Committee shall consist of a chairperson and such other Association members or non-members as the Publicity/Sponsorship Chair may determine, who shall publicize all activities of this Association, through newspaper, signs, or any other publications deemed necessary by the Board of Directors. Additionally, they will secure sponsorships, grants, and donations from various sources and manage the sponsorship and recognition programs.Interested?
If you are interested, please feel free to contact Chris Kennedy or Rhett Franklin directly by visiting the “contact info” page on our website: www.smithfieldrec.org.
2015 Closing Ceremonies!
Congratulations to our 2015 Smithfield Recreation Association Hall of Fame Inductees:
Ray Todd Joe Pete Johnson(l) & Robert Jordan (r)
Many Thanks to our 2015 Volunteer of the Year, Barry Lamm!
Committee Opportunities Available
The Board of Directors are currently looking for qualified individuals to fill the following committee positions (not Board positions) to assist with the following areasBuilding and Grounds (Kevin Jones),
Publicity and Sponsorships (Heather Ray), and
Concessions (Casey Thrift)
Unique Sponsorships & Advertising Opportunities Available!
Does your business serve the Western Tidewater area? Are you looking for a unique advertising opportunity that is:
For the cost of less than a month in the Yellow Pages, a website hosting fee or a billboard, you can take advantage of our sponsorship packages.
Smithifeld Rec's Beale Park hosts hundreds of players, parents, families and friends who live, eat, shop and work in the Western Tidewater area. Visitors to Beale Park hail from Smithfield, Carrollton, Northern Suffolk, Chuckatuck, Holland, Kings Fork/ Suffolk, Surry and Windsor. No other advertising opportunity is available that exposes you to customers who reside in these surrounding areas.
Contact Chris Kennedy, at 757-810-8463 to see what you need to do start advertising with us today!
You may also email us for more information at:email@example.com
SRA on Facebook
SRA would like to invite all members to go and check out the new SRA Facebook page. This page will provide information for members and folks in the area to see all the great things happening within our organization! You will see events for upcoming registrations, tryouts, fundraisers, and much more.
This is just the beginning of many great features to come. Check us out and like the page at Smithfield Recreation Association on Facebook!
Subscribing to SRA Alerts
You can now subscribe to alerts from SRA to easily get updates on game times, delays, news, and events via email and text message.
Who is SRA?
Smithfield Recreation Association (SRA) is a local non-profit organization that runs baseball and softball for children (ages 5-16) in and around the Northern Isle of Wight, Carrollton and Smithfield areas. Formed in the Spring of 1968, we are not a part of Isle of Wight County's Parks and Recreation system. We do not receive any funding from either the Town of Smithfield or Isle of Wight County. We do "borrow" some County/School fields, when available.
Beale Park resulted from a land donation made by the late Carl M. Beale over 40 years ago. Through his generous donation and many volunteers and supporters over the years Beale Park has developed into the facility it is today.
SRA MISSION STATEMENT
To encourage, in all of the children who participate in our program, the development of sportsmanship, athletic skill, teamwork, self-reliance, self-discipline, and the ability to win graciously and to lose with dignity.