Our season is coming to an end, and I would like to reach out to our NBYL family. Catherine Holm, wife of Mark Holm, a long time member and supporter of the NBYL, needs our help. Please read the attached flyers and note from Mark and help out, not only Catherine, but all the families that might be going through the same thing. Thank you in advance, hope to see you there.
From Mark –
Hi Ken, I was hoping thru the NBYL, you might be able to help us. My wife has been diagnosed with A.L.L., an aggressive Leukemia which requires a bone marrow transplant. My family is holding an event on June 11th along with the BeTheMatch.org foundation to help find donors not only for my family but the thousands of other families that are going thru the same thing. It is a simple procedure, they just swab your cheek. Also people don’t realize that being a donor is no longer an invasive or painful process now, it’s just like donating blood or platelets but just takes a few hours longer. There will be a free raffle of an iPad and some local gift cards. The only donations we are looking for is Marrow, not money. I will send you some links so you can see what has been going on. if you can help spread the word we would really appreciate it, if not I understand.
Thanks, Mark Holm
Our final All-Star Farms and Majors softball and baseball games for the current season were held this past Friday, May 20th. Scheduling of the games was troublesome due to the chilly, rainy weather this spring, but all of the games were completed, with Minors last weekend, and Farms and Majors this week, and our players showed off their skill and talents on the field, to their great credit.
Even with some games held in a slow drizzle, the crowd had a good time, enjoyed the music from the disc jockey, and cheered the great plays and hits on field #1, which hosted the baseball All-Star games, and field #3, which hosted the softball All-Stars.
The North Babylon Youth League congratulates all the players that gave their best on the field, and all the coaches and volunteers that made the events such a success!
On Friday, April 15th, the NBYL had its Opening Day festivities and the re-dedication of the upgraded and revamped field #3, that was delayed by the inclement weather on April 2nd.
Many local political figures were in attendance, including Babylon Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer, Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez, Councilman Thomas Donnelly, and Receiver of Taxes Corinne DiSomma. The NBYL extends a grateful “Thank You” to the time and effort put in to make the upgraded field a reality, from the town leaders, to the town workers, and the contractors that did such an excellent job. We have great facilities because of their hard work!
Representing the League was Instructional Division Coordinator Charlie O’Neill, filling in for our League President Ken Primm, who was out due to an illness, as well as Vice President Mike Napoli, League Treasurer Bob Fischer, Head Umpire Matt Noone, and Secretary Valerie Grube.
Some long standing supporters and volunteers of the NBYL were honored with plaques for their many years of dedicated and hardworking service. Bob Fischer, the board member and Treasurer, and Vinny Dibenedetto, a former coach and now umpire for the league received the recognition for their over twenty years of work for and with the North Babylon Youth League. Congratulations and thanks to both of them!
We hope that all the players and families enjoy the new field, and have a great season! Play Ball!