• February 14th Workday is Cancelled!
  • Scrimmage Saturday is March 21st! Save the Date!
  • Want your business' LOGO displayed on the SRA Web Site? Contact Heather Ray to find out more!!
  • Members, Please Support our Sponsors!! Look under the Menu & click on the "Sponsors" link.
  • Header and Sidebar Advertising Space Available for Sponsors! Contact Heather Ray!
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UPDATE: 2015 BAT RULE CHANGES - BASEBALL
SRA on Facebook
Sponsor Information
Unique Sponsorships & Advertising Opportunities Available!

Smithfield Recreation Association


April 4, 2015

All,

Baseball and softball are underway and we have some great merchandise for sale at the ball field today! Come on out and support the league as proceeds from the vendor's sales are donated to the league.

Here are some examples of what's for sale:

See you all there!

SRA

Umpiring Opportunities!

If you are interested in umpiring during the Spring 2015 Baseball and Softball season, please contact:

Bryan Ellis, Umpire-in-Chief at: bryane@arcet.com


Late Spring 2015 Registrations

Late Registrations continue at SRA on a space-available basis for ages 14 and under.

If you are interested in playing Baseball contact Justin Hardwick at: (757) 613-1794.

If you are interested in playing Softball contact Tom Dawson at: (757) 582-6653.

If they do not answer, please leave a detailed message about your call, including a contact number and the best time to return your call.


Colt (16U) & Palomino(18U) Update

COLT (16U) & PALOMINO (18U) REGISTRATIONS STILL BEING ACCEPTED!
Please contact your Commissioner to make arrangements to sign-up.

The Board is pleased to announce that we will continue to offer baseball and softball for our older age groups for the Spring 2015 season:

Softball -- We anticipate fielding a combined 14U/16U team (or two) that will interlock with other area 14U/16U teams as well as possibly participate in a local sanctioned tournament.  Practices will be structured to accommodate high school players. We do not anticipate fielding a 18U softball team at this time unless we have enough interest.  If you are interested in managing at this level, please contact Commissioner Tom Dawson (see contact page)

Baseball -- We anticipate fielding teams at all three (3) levels.  Similar to softball, practice schedules will be arranged to compliment high school players.  Please contact Commissioner Justin Hardwick with any questions you may have about baseball.

 

Rev. 1/30/2015 (RBF)

Committee Opportunities Available

The Board of Directors are currently looking for qualified individuals to fill the following committee positions (not Board positions):

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 Heather Ray, our Sponsorship Chair at (757) 303-7585 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.