Save the date... FGSA Hits for CHARITY – OCTOBER 18th, 2014

September 3, 2014

Here is all the info for this year's event!

2014 Charity – Berks Special Olympics Softball Team and General  Fund

Dear Parent/Guardians:
 
On October 18th (rain date October 19th ) The Fleetwood Girls Softball  Association will host its second Coaches vs Kids Event! This is event is for ANY  child who played with the FGSA in the 2014 calendar year! This year the local  organization chosen to help (nominated by The Kaskey Family) is the Berks County  Special Olympics Softball Team and their general fund!
The purpose of the event is to officially end the FGSA calendar year as  well as raise money for an amazing cause! 50% of all proceeds for the event will  be given to the FGSA and the other 50% will be given to the Berks Special  Olympics Softball Team and their general fund. Last year’s event helped pay a  major portion of the NEW Scoreboard found at the Blandon Fire Company  Park!
We are looking for organizations that are willing to sponsor the event  (more information to follow on this) as well as companies willing to give  baskets for Chinese raffle.
We are also very excited to announce that this year we are adding  something new: a field event competition! Children in each age level (8U, 10U,  12U and 14U and the coaches) will compete for various skills in softball:  throwing accuracy, distance throwing, fielding pop flies, fielding grounders and  the fastest to first base. We are opening these events up to the community this  year! Girls from the community can play the events for $5.00 and all kids will  receive a participation ribbon. Community members must sign up before October 2,  2014. in order to participate.
 
Top two from each age group will receive a medal! In addition all FGSA  girls who participate during the Coaches VS Kids game will receive a  participation certificate after the game!
 
We know that the coaches work hard throughout the year and we want them to  experience this event without any worries. That being said, this takes away many  of our volunteers. So, we are asking, even if there is an adult that is playing,  that we still have a family member volunteer. Please see the list below for the  list of volunteer opportunities!
We look forward to seeing you and your child at the event as we raise money  for not only us but members of our community!
Please send the following information to Gretchen Manmiller  at gnkmanmiller@verizon.net, please place in the subject line “Coaches VS Kids” no  later than October 2, 2014. Child’s Name, Child’s Last Level Played (8U, 10U,  12U, 14U), Name and contact information (email and phone number) of adult  volunteering, first and second choice of time and volunteer  opportunity.
Thank you, Gretchen Manmiller, On behalf of planning committee
 
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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 9:30 AM –  Help with set-up for event – 3-4 adults helping committee members
11:00 AM Opening of Games. National Anthem sung by Sienna Cowley.  Please plan on having your child there no later than 10:45 so that we can sign  them in and have them at their first event on time.
Sign-In/Sign-UpTable:  11:00 AM to 12:PM – 2 Adults  12:00 PM  to 1:00 PM – 1 Adult
FGSA Information Table:  11:00 AM to 12PM – 1 Adult  12 PM to 1  PM – 1 Adult  1 PM to 2 PM – 1 Adult
Concession Stand:  11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – 2 adults  12:00 PM to  1:00 PM – 2 adults  1:00 PM to 2:00 PM – 2 adults  2:00 PM to 3:00 PM –  2 adults
Field Events – 15 Volunteers Needed – We would like the coaches to  compete also, so we need a lot of help for this event.
Gift Baskets -- Announcement of winners for baskets -- must be present  to win  11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – 2 adults  12:00 PM to 1:00 PM – 2  adults  1:00 PM to 2:00 PM – 2 adults
Bounce House (possibly slide)  11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – 2 adults   12:00 PM to 1:00 PM – 2 adults  1:00 PM to 2:00 PM – 2 adults  2:00 PM  to 3:00 PM – 2 adults
Bake Sales -- 3 moms volunteer to make brownies and 3 moms volunteer to  make chocolate chip cookies
 
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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
11:00 AM – Kick off for the Day -- National Anthem (sung by Sienna  Cowley)
11:00 – 12:45 (approximately) – Field Events
Field Events: This is a new part of the event. After all kids have a  chance to bat, all kids will then play and compete in various softball drills.  Throwing, hitting, and catching. A little bit of a break will be needed to set  up for the Coaches VS Kids game. Take the Time to enjoy the concession stand and  bounce house!
 
Approximately 12:45 to 1:00 – Start of Coaches VS Kids Game
*** Please note that if just coming to attend game – please arrive at  12:30. Depending on field events and number of kids – this could change.
 
Coaches VS Kids Game is in this order (Please see rules further down)
First group -- 8 U
Second group -- 10 U
Third group -- 12 U
Fourth group -- 14 U
2:00 – Announcement of winners of Gift Baskets. Must be Present to Win 
 
After end of Coaches VS Kids Game:
 
Certificate of Participation in the Coaches VS Kids Game given out AFTER  game this year. Each Age group called onto field – to be handed certificates and  pictures taken!!! All coaches of age group and all kids in one picture!
 
A surprise event for coaches – no more than 5 minutes – you WILL not want  to MISS this!!!
Gift Baskets
Only 25 this year
Gretchen's arm length -- $10.00
1 for $1.00
6 for $5.00
Rules for Kids VS coaches
Each kid will bat at least once.
8 U -- last kid that bats -- clears the bases
10 U/12 U/14U -- so that everyone gets a chance to bat. 3 outs -- clear  bases. Once lineup is completed and everyone had a chance to bat -- 3rd out  inning over. 14 U -- two innings -- true "game" situations
 
Coaches will use:
8U -- wiffle bat and ball
10U -- DEflated volleyball and bat
12U & 14 U- Regular bat and nerf ball *** Coaches will pitch to kids  with their respective softball, so coaches will field a softball. Coaches  will use opposite dominant hand (Except for 14U) Coaches will skip to bases  (except for 14U)

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