• Congratulations to the 2015 SRA Hall of Fame Inductees:
  • Joe Pete Johnson, Robert Jordan, and Ray Todd
  • Congratuations to our 2015 Volunteer of the Year - Barry Lamm!
  • Members, Please Support our Sponsors!! Look under the Menu & click on the "Sponsors" link.
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Smithfield Recreation Association


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:
Shetland/ Tee Ball (6U):
Justin Hardwick
Ross Tomlin
Chris Harrell
Pinto (8U)
Mike Hargraves
Griffin Williams
Tim Webster
Mustang (10U)
Kevin Jones
Bronco (12u)
Nick Staha
Tom Taylor
Pony (14U)
Rob Staha
Colt (16U)
vacant
Palomino (18U)
vacant

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
               SRA 2015 Membership Fee: (if not previously paid in Spring): $40.00
                 New Online System will take Visa/ MasterCard (no PayPal needed)

Signups:  2015 Signups will be online the week of July 27th.  Current members will receive an email advising of the opening of online registrations, others will need to check back.  Our new registration system will accept credit cards (instead of PayPal). 
Please check back here for onsite registration dates, times and places.

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.

(RBF 7/28/15)

Softball Tournament Wins Keep Coming!
Congratulations to our Softball All-Star Teams!

(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!
Congratulations to all of the 2015 Softball All-Star Teams!

(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
10U-Mustang - Smithfield Lady Lasers
12U-Bronco - Suffolk Storm
14/16U - Smithfield

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!
Congratulations to our Softball All-Star Teams!

(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.

 

6/4/2015 RBF


2015 Closing Ceremonies!


 

Congratulations to our 2015 Smithfield Recreation Association Hall of Fame Inductees:

Ray Todd                                                               Joe Pete Johnson(l) & Robert Jordan (r)
                                                                              (son, Joey Johnson accepting)

 

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 areas:

Building and Grounds (Kevin Jones),
Publicity and Sponsorships (Heather Ray), and
Concessions (Casey Thrift)


Interested?

If you are interested in specific Committee positions, please feel free to contact the Chairperson (Board Member) directly by visiting the “contact info” page on our website: www.smithfieldrec.org.


Unique Sponsorships & Advertising Opportunities Available!

Does your business serve the Western Tidewater area?  Are you looking for a unique advertising opportunity that is:

    1. Targeted to a specific demographic and geographical area presently under-served by other media options;
    2. Helps support a three-season youth athletics organization that is well-regarded in our community; and,
    3. Is tax-deductible.†
    Our Business packages start out for as little as $50.00 per year.

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:smithfieldrec@gmail.com

†Please consult your tax adviser to see if your donation is tax-deductible.

•Smithfield Recreation Association, Inc. is a §501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


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

SRA Members,

You can now subscribe to alerts from SRA to easily get updates on game times, delays, news, and events via email and text message.

  1. Locate the "My Account" section on the left hand side of the web page and select "sign up."
  2. Click on "Create New Account."
  3. Enter the required information and click on "Create Account."
  4. An email verification will be sent to the address you provided during account creation, check your email and enter the verification code from the email and log in.
  5. Click the link "Get Text Alerts" which should now be an option on the "My Account" menu.
  6. Select which alert groups you would like to subscribe to and save the changes. You will now receive alerts to your email address.
  7. To also receive the alert via text message click on "Manage Phones."
  8. Click "Add New Phone" on the right.
  9. Enter your phone number and carrier and a verification code will be sent via text.
  10. Enter you verification code and you will now receive alerts via text as well as email.

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.