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MYBA News and Notes

We trust you are all doing well! Morton Youth Baseball will be here before you know it. Before it is, we have MANY things we would like to share.

A. Registration is still open. Click the green CLICK TO REGISTER button to get the process started.

B. Coaches and League Reps are still needed. Email mortonyouthbaseballassociation@gmail.com if you are interested.

C. Opening Day at Westwood Park is set for Tuesday, April 23rd. We hope to see many of you there for in house opening day!

D. High School Champion Head Coach Jesse Crawford has a few important notes for you as well:

- Baseball Spring Training; 2nd grade - 8th grade. These are Sunday's in March at the Morton High School gym. You must sign up via the Morton Park District here:  https://morton.recdesk.com/Community/Program?category=3

- Morton High School Baseball has it's team shop open for a few more days. Get all the latest spirit gear for the upcoming season at the following link:

https://www.bsnteamsports.com/v3/shop/team_shop/cgtvDEvPEG#/?WEBSRC=b1609_13&%20utm_source=SilverPopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=shop_reminder&utm_content=shop_announcement

- FINALLY - The High School Baseball team will be hosting the Bowling for Baseball 2019 at Potter's Alley. Here are the important details for the event: 

5:30pm - 7pm: Family Friendly Flight
7pm: Introduction of 2019 Varsity Potter Baseball Team

We will have spirit wear, the 2019 baseball shirts, snacks, nachos, door prizes, raffles, 50/50 and late night KARAOKE!!

All proceeds benefit the Morton High School Baseball Program.
Open to non-bowlers who would like to support MHS Baseball.
Cost: $20 per bowler with 5 - 6 bowlers per lane.

Contact Rachel Gudeman for a lane

 

 

by posted 02/20/2019
MYBA Thanks ANJ Electric

MYBA would like to thank ANJ electric for their home run sponsorship this year.     ANJ has been a sponsor of youth baseball in Morton for many years and we appreciate their continued support.


by posted 02/20/2019
MYBA In House Umpires Needed!

Calling all baseball fans!  The spring weather will be here before we know it, and that means we need to start preparing to call balls and strikes!  This is for Morton Youth Baseball Association IN HOUSE league..

If you are age 14 (by April 1, 2019) to 18 years old and interested in umpiring this summer, please complete the  application with the link at the bottom, as well as the registration form, which is also at the bottom of this email -  and return both to mortonyouthbaseballassociation@gmail.com by March 1, 2019.  

Please note that the forms should have YOUR contact information.  You will be the contact person, if selected, not your parent(s).  You will be responsible for checking your emails and text messages about work, checking the schedule, etc.

In addition to completing and returning BOTH forms, each selected candidate will be required to attend an umpire clinic, hosted by a patched umpire.  The date for this clinic is set for March 24, 2019, 1pm at Westwood Park.  The good news is that you will be paid for your time at this clinic, and have an opportunity to select days that you CANNOT work this season.  We all have conflicts, so be sure to bring a list of yours to the clinic to prevent future problems. 

If you have any questions about this process, please contact Brandon Booth, Director of Umpires, at:   .

Thank you for your interest in MYBA umpiring…we look forward to seeing you soon!! 

https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.leagueathletics.com/Text/Documents/2729/25150.docx

http://files.leagueathletics.com/Text/Documents/2729/60483.pdf


by posted 02/19/2019
MYBA Shop Event Coming Soon

Take a look at the upcoming Shop Event from Dick's Sporting Goods in conjunction with Morton Youth Baseball Association. Please note this is only good for March 2+3 at Dick's Sporting Goods in Peoria! Happy Shopping!


by posted 02/08/2019
Thank you to these Sponsors!
MYBA supports over 500 kids in our community. We typically spend around $450 per kid in the program. In order to keep our costs low and affordable, every one of our sponsors plays an important role.
 
We would like to recognize and thank the following sponsors for their “single” or “double” sponsorship:
 
Mike Murphy Ford
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Golds Gym
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Casey’s General Store
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Alltrust Financial
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CEFCU.
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by posted 02/05/2019
Thank You G & D Intergrated!

Morton Youth Baseball would like to recognize G & D Integrated for their “Home Run” sponsorship for 2019.   G & D have sponsored MYBA for years and this year doubled their sponsorship this year.     With the sponsorship, G & D, will have their logo on our website and social media, recognition on our sponsor board at the park, their name on our tournament entry forms and t-shirts, a sign on an outfield fence facing Veteran’s road and their logo on our travel team banners.

 

Thank you G & D Integrated for helping MYBA this year.


by posted 01/24/2019
MYBA Registration NOW OPEN!
Registration is now OPEN for all levels of MYBA for this coming spring/summer season. Please visit www.mortonyouthbaseball.org and click on the green CLICK TO REGISTER button to get the process started.
 
Evaluations will take place on March 16th, 2019 at Morton High School. Evaluations are for Maverick, Mustang, Bronco and Pony League. Evaluation times will be scheduled at a later time!
 
Pinto League does NOT have evaluations, and later in the spring, you will hear more details from your child's coach.
 
We look forward to seeing you at Westwood Park this coming Spring/Summer!

by posted 01/18/2019

MYBA is happy to announce that Lovell and Littlefield Orthodontics has signed up as a Triple Sponsor again in 2019.    I think everyone in Morton with young kids has dealt with Dr. Lovell and Dr. Littlefield at one time and have sung their praises.    We are proud to partner with them again for this upcoming year.   Thank you for the donation.

Dr. Lovell is also one of our Travel coaches and volunteers as an associate board member. 

If you would like to join Lovell and Littlefield Orthodontics as a sponsor, contract Tim Taylor at 309 642 0008

 


by posted 12/13/2018
MYBA Thanks Jimmy John's!

MYBA would like to thank Jimmy John’s for repeating as a GRAND SLAM sponsor.    Jimmy Johns has been a great partner for MYBA for a couple of years and thru their generosity has turned Jimmy John’s field into our best youth field at the park.     For their sponsorship, we no longer refer to that field by the former name, but on all correspondence on our website, notices and at the ballpark, it is known as Jimmy John’s field.   Take a look at the pictures and see how great that field looks.

 

If you would like to have a field named after your company, please contract MYBA and let us tell you about the different sponsorship levels.

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by posted 12/07/2018
MYBA Thanks Tri County Cleaning!

 

MYBA would like to recognize Tri- County Cleaning Systems for once again becoming a Triple Sponsor for MYBA.  

Tri County has become a multiyear sponsor for MYBA and we appreciate their continued support of baseball in Morton.

 

 

For the Triple sponsorship, they will receive social media and MYBA website presence, Their name on all of our tournament information for the two tournaments

we run and signage on Veterans road.

 

E-mail Tim Taylor at   if you want to discuss how to become a MYBA sponsor.


by posted 12/04/2018
Potter's Alley Partners with MYBA

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The Morton Youth Baseball Organization (MYBA) fundraising campaign is off to a great start. 



We are really excited, not only for our league, but for our community to announce that “Potter’s Alley” (formerly Safari Bowl) has signed up to be a Triple Sponsor. They plan on opening for business in January. We are grateful for their contribution and especially excited to have a bowling alley stay open in Morton. Thank you, Richard and Diane Jones, for including MYBA in your marketing plan. 



As we receive commitments for 2019 MYBA partners, companies and individuals will be acknowledged on our website and social media pages.



Triple sponsorship includes logo’s on our website and social media pages, recognition on the concession stand sponsorship board, and recognition during tournaments (signs, entry forms. and t-shirts). In addition, large outfield fencing banners facing Veterans Road will be placed.



Different levels of sponsorship from Single to Grand Slam are also available. A Grand Slam sponsorships includes everything in a Triple sponsorship plus company logo on our travel team banners and a field named after your company for the 2019 season with appropriate signage on the field.



We would love to partner with your business for 2019. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Tim Taylor at 309 642 0008 or fa18pilot@comcast.net


by posted 11/29/2018
Important Dates

A couple important dates for 2019:

- IN HOUSE Evaluations: Saturday March 16, 2019

- ALL Travel Team Pictures: Saturday March 30, 2019

- MYBA In House Opening Day: Tuesday April 23, 2019

-  ALL In House Team Pictures: Saturday May 18, 2019

More details will be announced at later time. Please plan accordingly!


by posted 11/06/2018
MYBA Mailing Information

MYBA
PO Box 354
Morton, IL 61550

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