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SLYB NEWS & UPDATES (04/23/2014)

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Join South Lexington Youth Baseball this upcoming Saturday, April 26th to

STRIKE OUT HUNGER 

Drop off canned foods and other non-perishable foods in the blue barrel located near the concession stand. 

Please show donated foods to any concession stand worker before dropping them in the barrel. 

For every 5 items donated, get a FREE small soda from the concession stand. 

 All food will be donated to God’s Pantry.

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Tuesday, 4/15 Games Rescheduled

Wet grounds and unusually cold spring weather have forced postponement of all Tuesday, April 15th SLYB games in all divisions. 

Rescheduling is as follows:

 

ROOKIE LEAGUE 

Sunday, 4/27

Exact starting times for games on this date will be determined later:

Rays vs Tigers and Nationals vs Orioles.

 

Please continue to monitor our site and/or our Facebook page for any additional updates.

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Mark your calendars

SLYB Team and Individual Picture Days

will be from May 5th to 12th

More details to come soon on our site and Facebook page 

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SLYB Blood Drive – May 17th (10am to 4pm)

 

Not many of us can say, “I spent my free time saving a life.”.

But for the following drive on May 17, 2014 at SLYB (Shillito Baseball Fields) from 10:00AM – 4:00PM, you can save as many as three lives.

Join us at our upcoming blood drive and make the difference for patients in need.

The gift of life runs through your veins, please share it.

This year we will be competing against Southeast Baseball Park !!!

Let’s all show our support and be Grandslam donor and save the lives of THREE Kentucky patients with your donation!

Oh what a feeling!!!

Every donor will receive a $10 WALMART Gift Card (*Photo I.D. Required).

Please schedule your donation appointment on-line at http://www.membersforlife.org/ckbc/mobilesch/login.php?act=code.

Please fill out the required donor form as requested. You will be prompted to enter a sponsor code in order to view our upcoming blood drives.  The sponsor code for this organization is 034-A34.

Select the blood drive date desired and choose from available appointment times.

If you have any questions, you can contact Jill Neuzel at (859) 277-3023.

Blood Drive

 

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Former SLYB Player’s Family Can Use Assistance Following Diagnosis

Trent Martin, who went through the South Lexington Youth Baseball program through his 12-year-old season when he played for the Major League Reds in 2005, was very recently diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.  He is currently undergoing chemotherapy at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center.

A donation fund has been established in Trent’s name at Chase Bank – Palomar location, to help with medical expenses.

Trent is a 2011 graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School.

The family appreciates all the concerns shown during the past week and will sincerely appreciate any donations which can be made to Trent’s medical fund at Chase Bank.

 

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SLYB will use RainedOut to inform you about

cancelled events, changed plans, new directions, and more.

RainedOut delivers our urgent alerts to you as a text message and/or email.

 

    * Save time and gas

    * Be prepared, in the right place and on time

    * Have the right equipment

    * Also, these updates will appear on www.slyb.org, and our Facebook (SLYB) & Twitter (@SLYBKY) pages

Just follow these simple steps:

1) Click on any of the RainedOut links on this page

2) Then enter your phone number and/or email  (yes, you can receive both text & email notifications),

3) Enter the “validation code” received by phone and/or email,

4) Then subscribe to any of the Divisions and Teams you want notifications from,

…and you are ready to go… Play Ball !!!

 

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For extra SLYB-exclusive savings, click here:

 

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SLYB Long-Time Service Honorees:

Three individuals who have combined more than 100 years of service to South Lexington Youth Baseball were honored at the Major League closing ceremony last week with the presentation of Lifetime Achievement Awards and additional honors, as announced by SLYB President, Stephen Day.

Two Major League managers and one individual from the administrative side were the honorees.  Besides the Lifetime Achievement Awards, the president announced that three of SLYB Fields at Shillito Park would be named in their honor. Also, the trio was inducted July 11 into the East Kentucky Babe Ruth Baseball Hall of Fame.  

First, Major League White Sox manager Carl Peel was recognized for his 43 years of service to SLYB, starting in the 1970s as a Minor League coach and soon being named the White Sox Major League manager, where he still remains.  

Going forward, what has been called Field #1, will be named Peel Field.

Next, the league honored Cardinals’ Manager Donnie Warner, who began with SLYB in 1979 and besides his numerous Cardinals’ championship teams, Warner was Manager of SLYB All-Star teams in 1992 and 2001 which captured Cal Ripken/Major 60 World Series championships.  

Field #4 now becomes Warner Field.

Fittingly, the White Sox and Cardinals each won their respective divisions in 2013 and reached the finals of the Major League tournament, with the Cardinals victorious in the championship game.

From the administrative side, the league recognized Logan Bailey, whose SLYB service dates to 1975 and includes two terms as President, numerous positions on the Board of Directors, and serving in several other capacities including Coach, along with league consulting and advisory capacities. He also represents SLYB in hosting the Blue Grass State Games.

Field #2 now becomes known as Bailey Field.

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