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Baseball/Softball Equipment Donations

 

Dear Baseball Community,

 

I am kindly asking for your donations of gently used baseball equipment.  Leksand Lumberjacks is a rural community little league baseball organization located Sweden.  This organization focuses on spreading the fun and the fundamentals of baseball.  We had the opportunity to spend time with the team while visiting Sweden this summer.  Because baseball is not a common sport in Sweden like hockey and soccer, teams struggle to find the proper equipment.  For example, it is not uncommon for coaches to re-string gloves before practices, for players to use bats that are either too long or too short or to use left handed gloves although they are right handed players, or for players to have to wait weeks for basic baseball items such as pants or bags because stores don’t carry them!  With the new bat rules and with hopefully some Fall cleaning you may be able to donate gloves, bats and helmets that can be sent along to their organization.  Items can be older and any items will put a smile on a young players face. 

 

Details on Donation Drop-Off:

204 Lexington Ave, Aspinwall PA 15215 – Front Porch. 

 

Please drop off on or before September 28, 2018.

If you have questions about this donation drive please e-mail me at palskan@gmail.com.

We appreciate your kindness, consideration and support for this donation drive.

Sincerely,

Eva George


2018 SHADY SIDE ACADEMY FALL BASEBALL CLINIC FOR KIDS

Ages 8-13

Two Sessions:

Saturday September 22       10AM – 12PM

Sunday September 23         10AM – 12PM

The Shady Side Academy (SSA) fall baseball clinic is designed to teach young baseball players the fundamentals and techniques of the game, and is open to anyone ages 8-13 of all skill levels.  All players will learn and practice proper techniques for throwing, catching, fielding, hitting and base running.  Each participant is asked to bring their bat, glove, helmet, baseball pants, cleats, and tennis shoes.

 

The clinic will be led by Jordan Steranka (Former MLB player and current Varsity Head Baseball Coach at SSA) and Chris Peters (Former MLB player and current Varsity Pitching Coach at SSA), as well as other assistant coaches and select varsity players.  Each child with receive individualized attention and will participate in a typical practice led by current coaches.  The clinic will be held outside on the baseball field and in the gymnasium at the Senior School Campus.  In the event of inclement weather, complete sessions will be held in Curry Gymnasium.

 

Cost - $100 total for both sessions.

 

Please fill out the attached form and make checks payable to “Shady Side Academy” please note in memo line- Fall Baseball Clinic

 

In order to ensure maximum individualized attention, the clinic will be limited to the first 75 participants.

 

To register, please complete and sign the form below and mail along with your payment to:



Coach Jordan Steranka

c/o Athletics Department

Shady Side Academy

423 Fox Chapel Road

Pittsburgh, PA  15238

 

Questions should be directed to Coach Steranka at jsteranka@shadysideacademy.org

Upcoming Games/Practices
Sep 23
8U Softball
McConville @ Hampton
2:00pm
10U Softball
Shaler @ Gray
11:00am
12U Softball
Bauerstown 1 @ Rosen
12:00pm
9U All Stars
PRACTICE 9U All Stars - Blum
4:00pm
PRACTICE 9U All Stars - Blum
6:00pm
7U All Stars
PRACTICE 7U All Stars
11:00am
Sep 24
A
PRACTICE Hastings
6:00pm
PRACTICE Troutman
6:00pm
AA
Holden @ Donaldson
6:00pm
PRACTICE Krushinski
6:00pm
T-ball
PRACTICE Sample
6:00pm
Sep 25
AA
Begg @ Kotts
6:00pm
AAA
O'Brien @ Kerstetter
6:00pm
8U All Stars
PRACTICE 8U - Jones
5:00pm
Sep 26
A
Wilson @ Carl
6:00pm
AA
T-ball
PRACTICE Stiles
6:00pm
8U Softball
PRACTICE McConville
6:00pm
9U All Stars
PRACTICE 9U All Stars - Blum
6:00pm
Sep 27
A
Troutman @ Hastings
6:00pm
AA
PRACTICE Donaldson
6:00pm
Krushinski @ Begg
6:00pm
AAA
PRACTICE O'Brien
6:00pm
O'Brien @ Pistella
6:00pm
Sep 29
A
Wilson @ Troutman
2:00pm
Carl @ Hastings
4:00pm
AA
PRACTICE Begg
11:00am
AAA
PRACTICE Kerstetter
6:00pm
T-ball
Sample @ Stiles
2:30pm
8U Softball
McConville @ Pine-Richland
11:00am
10U Softball
Bauerstown 2 @ Gray
3:00pm
9U All Stars
PRACTICE 9U All Stars - Blum
2:00pm
PRACTICE 9U All Stars - Blum
4:00pm
Oct 1
A
PRACTICE Troutman
6:00pm
AA
Donaldson @ Krushinski
6:00pm
PRACTICE Kotts
6:00pm
T-ball
PRACTICE Sample
6:00pm
12U Softball
Deer Lakes @ Rosen
5:45pm
Oct 2
AA
AAA
Pistella @ Kerstetter
6:00pm
8U All Stars
PRACTICE 8U - Jones
5:00pm
Oct 3
A
PRACTICE Carl
6:00pm
AA
Kotts @ Krushinski
6:00pm
AAA
PRACTICE O'Brien
6:00pm
T-ball
PRACTICE Stiles
6:00pm
8U Softball
PRACTICE McConville
6:00pm
12U Softball
Deer Lakes @ Rosen
6:00pm
9U All Stars
PRACTICE 9U All Stars - Blum
6:00pm
Oct 4
A
AA
PRACTICE Donaldson
6:00pm
Krushinski @ Holden
6:00pm
AAA
PRACTICE Kerstetter
6:00pm
10U Softball
Bauerstown 1 @ Gray
6:00pm
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