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Mar, 2020

Email Blast - Mar 9, 2020
















Lots of Info below for our upcoming season; Please read!


Important Dates & Info for Upcoming GLL Events

(Dates & Event Summary - Details Below)

  • Now - Candy bar pickup
  • Mar 14-15 - Dick's Sporting Goods 20% off sale
  • Mar 14 - 4th Annual Pitch for Matt Cornhole Tournament
  • Mar 22 - TBall Registration ends
  • Apr 4 - Field Clean Up Day - Volunteer Requirement Fulfillment
  • Apr 14 - Family Meetings, used equipment sale, BaseballMania cards
  • Apr 25 - Opening Day
  • May 31 - Seniors baseball registration ends
  • Jun 13 - Mid-Season Celebration
  • Jun 13 - Matt Malkowski Memorial Field of Dreams dedication
  • Jun 23 - Milwaukee Brewer Little League Night
  • 2020 - New Little League Fields Complex

Candy Bar Pickup

For those that chose the candy bar fundraiser and didn’t make it to the in-person registration to pick them up, please stop by Ty Olson’s Edward Jones office to pick them up: 1505 Wisconsin AveSuite 180Grafton8a-12p & 1p-5p.  Please get this done in the next two weeks so we don't have to chase you :)


Dick's Sporting Goods 20% off Sale

We are excited to be partners again with DICK’s Sporting Goods through their community outreach programs.  As part of their support, DICK’s Sporting Goods will be hosting a 20% off shop event for all Grafton Little League participants, followers, and supporters at the Grafton store on Sat, Mar 14 – Sun, Mar 15.  The discount is valid on purchases STOREWIDE!  If you can't find an item in the store, ask a sales associate to help you order it, and still receive 20% off.
 
Present the coupon (Link) at the register to redeem this special offer!  You can also show the coupon on your smartphone for the discount.
 
GLL staff will be on hand (Sat only, 11am-4pm) to answer questions and to certify and sticker new baseball bats for the 2020 season.  Bats that were previously certified for the 2018 & 2019 seasons do not need to be recertified for 2020; Softball and Tball bats do not require the GLL certification sticker.
 
What are the bat requirements for each division?

  • Tball bats need to state for use in Tball on the barrel.
  • Baseball Rookie, Minor and Major bats must have the  USABaseball logo, or be wood.
  • BB Junior bats must have the  USABaseball or  BBCOR logo, or be wood.
  • BB Senior bats must have the  BBCOR logo, or be wood.

4th Annual Pitch for Matt Cornhole Tournament

Please join the Malkowski Family and friends for the 4th Annual Pitch for Matt Cornhole Tournament, Mar 1412p-8p at Circle B in Cedarburg.  This is a fundraiser to help with the construction of the Matt Malkowski Field of Dreams Juniors field at the GLL complex.  The Malkowski family is grateful to this community for the continued support to make this dream a reality and are blessed to have so many people keep Matt’s memory alive in this little place we call home.

To sign up, please search Google for "4th Annual Pitch for Matt Cornhole Tournament".  We are not including the hyperlink because links to FB sites often cause emails to be stopped by spam filters.


T-Ball Registration

T-Ball registration ends on Mar 22, please don't wait until the last minute to register.


Field Clean Up Day - Volunteer Requirement Fulfillment

Our annual Field Cleanup Day will be Sat,  Apr 4 from 9a-12p; rain date is Apr 18.  We anticipate needing 40+ parents to help with various activities to help get our fields ready for the season.  Please save the date for now, we will provide more details and an online signup ASAP.

Please be advised that opportunities to complete your volunteer requirement will be different this year from previous years; GLL will not be running the concessions operation at the 9th Ave fields this year.  We will soon communicate additional volunteer opportunities.

Only Baseball and Softball parents that paid a volunteer fee at registration are required to complete the volunteer requirement.  GLL understands that some parents aren't able or willing to volunteer their time; those parents will not receive a Volunteer Gift Card and their Volunteer Fee will be used as a Volunteer Buyout.  There is additional volunteer information on our website.


Family Meetings

The 2020 pre-season Family Meetings are Tues Apr 14 in the John Long Middle School big gym: T-Ball 6pm, Baseball & Softball  7pm.  After a short presentation, players will meet their Team Manager and receive their team hat and BaseballMania Sweepstakes game cards.

BaseballMania Cards - This Family Meeting is the best time to pick up your BaseballMania sweepstakes cards, sign them and turn them in so that they can be activated.  You can't win unless they are activated.

Used Equipment Donate\Sale - We will be having a used equipment sale at the Family Meeting, please stop and check out the reasonably priced items.  If you are doing spring cleaning and come across any gently used baseball\softball equipment that you would be willing to donate to GLL, please drop it off ASAP at Ty Olson's Edward Jones office: 1505 Wisconsin AveSuite 180Grafton8a-12p & 1p-5p.

Hit for Matt Shirts - We will also be selling "Hit for Matt" t-shirts at this event for $10 each.  Our new Juniors field is being dedicated to the memory of Matt Malkowski.


Opening Day

The GLL opening day games will be Apr 25.  GLL has made the difficult decision to not hold our traditional Opening Day Ceremony this year; we have had a bad run of rain\snow\cold weather over the last few years which has resulted in cancellations or poor attendance.  Please see the Mid-Season Celebration section below for details on that event.


Seniors Baseball

Seniors Baseball registration is open online now through the end of May or until we fill two teams.  Seniors division baseball is for high school Freshman and Sophomores.


Mid-Season Celebration

As an alternative to our Opening Day ceremony, GLL is planning to hold a Mid-Season Celebration Sat,  Jun 13.  Events will include a team parade, Minnow Races, Ball Throw Contest Fundraiser, picnic food and a few other events that we are still working on.  More details to come, please save the date.


Matt Malkowski Field of Dreams Dedication

Please join us for the dedication of the Matt Malkowski Field of Dreams Dedication on Sat, Jun 13.  This event will not conflict with the GLL Mid-Season Celebration, it is being held in conjunction with it.  More details to come.


Milwaukee Brewers Little League Night

Tues,  Jun 23, 7pm, Miller Park.  Join your teammates for a Brewer game and an opportunity to walk the warning track of the field prior to the game.  Save the date for now, more details to come.


New GLL Fields Complex

We continue to make slow, but steady progress developing our new Little League fields at 2596 Cheyenne Ave.  We are very excited to be completing our third field which will be a full-size Juniors field, it is being built in memory of Matt Malkowski.

We still have many additional and ongoing needs for our new Little League complex: 3rd LL field, practice fields, batting cages, restrooms, concessions building, equipment shed, parking lot, power, water\sewer, etc.; you get the idea.


We continue to search for sponsors and contributions that can help us continue our build out.  If you are able to help in any way with equipment, services or other donations, please contact  Jerry Faust.

Please consider volunteering to help with this project; your efforts will be a legacy for our community for decades to come.



 

Sincerely,

Greg Schaefer
GLL President

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