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Volume 12, Issue 13

The Rundown

December 2011

A message from the President…..

Again that time of year is here… When wreaths & elves & lights appear… The hue of Santa's suit & sleigh… Adding color to the skies of gray… Until pansies, roses, tulips grow… Melting all of the Season's snow… I like holly, gifts & Advent more… Than all that springtime holds in store… For it's this I'll tell you I so adore… Again that time of year is here… When wreaths & elves & lights appear.. Soon enough we will be throwing out that first pitch! But for now, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous 2012!
Thank you, Joe Marrotta President HHYBS jmarrotta@hhyb.org

Hickory Hills 2012 Youth Baseball / Softball Boys & Girls Ages 4-16
T-Ball Baseball Fast Pitch Softball

We pride ourselves on having the
BEST UNIFORMS… BEST FIELDS… BEST COMPETITION… 8 CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS IN 2011…

We give our player’s the opportunity to play Recreational as well as Travel Ball!!
Registration date # 1: January 19, 2012 Registration date # 2: February 16, 2012
Both registrations held @ the Hickory Hills Community Center 7800 W. 89th Place 5:30 – 8:00pm

INSIDE THIS ISSUE 1 1 2
3 4-7
Message from the President 2012 Registration Info. Winter Camp Info. Letter from the Editor Sponsorship renewal info.

LOWEST REGISTRATION FEES IN THE AREA!! Registration forms can be found at www.hhyb.org

2012 HHYBS Winter Baseball Camp!
Location: Conrady Jr. High School. Located at 97th & Roberts Rd. Dates: Every Wednesday evening from January 7th until April 14th 2012
Cost: $105 per player (the cost covers use of the facilities & a camp t-shirt)
Make all checks payable to HHYB. All fees due on or before day 1 of camp to avoid interruption of player eligibility.

Boys and Girls ages 4 – 12 are welcome to attend.
Hello, my name is Ron Patrick and I am the Camp Director of Winter Camp. Five year’s ago was our maiden year and anybody who has attended since then will tell you just how much they learned and how much fun it was, (including the Instructors). I can tell you that the players that attended played SO much better during the regular seasons. And a majority of our Camp attendees go on to make the All Star teams!!!!! We are also seeking volunteer instructors. All NEW volunteers will have to undergo a background check. Please submit volunteer background checks at registration. All forms are available on our website which is www.HHYB.org. We will accept walk in registrations on the night of camp or you can complete the form available on our website and mail it back to: HHYB P.O. Box 2193 Bridgeview, IL 60455 If there are any questions, comments or concerns please feel free to contact me via email at rpatrick@hhyb.org If nothing else, at least the kids get away from the video games and out to get some much needed winter exercise! You will NOT find another deal like this. Where else can you get 14 weeks of baseball instructions for $100? Surrounding baseball academy’s charge almost 10 X this amount!

Spaces are limited. SO PLEASE DON’T WAIT!!!!!
Thanks, Ron Patrick HHYBS ~ Winter Camp Director

Southwest Interleague expands baseball & softball program.
Across the Southland, a joint effort is looking to make youth baseball & softball accessible, affordable & fun again.
Story by Karyn Marrotta, Editor of the Rundown.

Hickory Hills, IL, 12/12/11 –The Southwest Interleague has joined forces with 6 surrounding communities to establish a 10 city baseball league. The league will offer teams for players from 4 - 16 years of age. The merger is designed to increase the level of competition and expand game schedules while keeping the costs of youth baseball manageable in these tough economic times. Each individual organization will register players from within or close to their communities. Once the teams are selected, the total numbers will be submitted to the league schedule maker. The number of games will differ depending on age level. Younger players will compete in a modest schedule with very little travel, whereas the older levels could see up to 40 games or more and travel around the Chicago land area. “This is a way to maintain our organizations so our families don’t have to spend a large sum of money to be part of a travel team. We have heard that families are tired of no competition and tired of playing the same three towns. This is the solution. We now have all that these travel teams have to offer right here without spending thousands of dollars!” said Joe Marrotta, President of Hickory Hills Youth Baseball / Softball as well as the one of the organizer’s of said Inter League. This sentiment was a common thread among the other organization’s leaders. Jim Gutierrez, vice-president for Orland Hills Youth Association explains, “This is an affordable alternate part-time travel league which will meet the communities’ baseball and softball needs at a reasonable cost.” Towns included in this new Inter League are Hickory Hills, Worth, Bedford Park, Bridgeview, Orland Hills, Crestwood, Blue Island, Hometown, Country Club Hills, and Oak Forest. The Southwest Interleague will open the 2012 season in mid-April and run through the end of June. Each age group will have a playoff schedule established once the regular season is completed, which each community will vie for the title of “Southwest Interleague Champion.”

We would like to thank all of our 2011 HHYBS Sponsors. If possible, please patronize these sponsors for their commitment!
Airport Electric Billy's Hungry Boys, Inc. BME Electric Inc. Chuck & Son's Landscaping City of Hickory Hills Countywide Security / Investigation Svcs. Damar Funeral Home Domino's Pizza Don's World of Sports Durbin's (Palos Hills) Dr. Denise Hale, DDS Dr James Soltes, DDS Essential Chiropractic Express Hair Fairplay Foods Fasanos Pizza Friends of Michael Howley HairParties.com Hickory Hills Alderman Tom McAvoy J & L Uniforms John Gino's Pizza Land & Lakes Disposal Les Brothers McDonalds Minuteman Press Hickory Hills New Look Power Washing North Palos FPD Palos Diner Palos Hills Alderman Joe Marrotta Papa John's Papa Russo's Park Printing PGN Fun Hickory Hills Sertoma Palos Lube & Oil Prime Time Restaurant Roberts Park FPD Service Sheet Metal - Heating & Air Signs By Design Westmont Laurel BMW Zacarellis Pizza Zante's Café 9301 S. 84th Ct. 7207 W. 103rd Street 9418 S. 76th Ave. 7529 W. 98th Place 8652 W. 95th Street P.O. Box 707 7861 S. 88th Ave 10402 S. Harlem Ave. 10741 S. Roberts Road 10154 S. Roberts Road 9944 S. Roberts Road 8260 W. 95th Street 7229 W. 103rd Street 7624 W. 111th Street 8631 W. 95th St. 8351 S. Roberts Rd. 9100 Forest Drive 9129 Barberry Lane 9130 W. 89th Street 8227 S. Octavia 8436 S. 88th ave. 21900 S. Central Ave. 7730 W. 95th Street 7620 W. 95th Street 8063 W. 95th St. 9137 S. 88th Ct. 10629 S. Roberts Rd. 8052 W. 111th Street 10335 S. Roberts Road 8803 W. 95th Street 8609 W. 95th Street 9903 S. Roberts Road 8125 W. 95th Street P.O. Box 2273 9716 S. Roberts Rd. 7750 W. 95th Street 8611 S. Roberts Rd. 7906 W. 97th Place 10330 S. Harlem Ave. 430 E. Ogden Ave. 7540 W. 103rd St 10307 S. Roberts Rd. Hickory Hills Palos Hills Hickory Hills Bridgeview Hickory Hills Oak Forest Justice Palos Hills Palos Hills Palos Hills Palos Hills Hickory Hills Palos Hills Palos Hills Hickory Hills Justice Hickory Hills Hickory Hills Hickory Hills Bridgeview Justice Matteson Hickory Hills Hickory Hills Hickory Hills Hickory Hills Palos Hills Palos Hills Palos Hills Palos Hills Hickory Hills Palos Hills Hickory Hills Bridgeview Palos Hills Hickory Hills Justice Hickory Hills Palos Hills Westmont Bridgeview Palos Hills 60457 60465 60457 60455 60457 60452 60458 60465 60465 60465 60465 60457 60465 60465 60457 60458 60457 60457 60457 60455 60458 60443 60457 60457 60457 60457 60465 60465 60465 60465 60457 60465 60457 60455 60465 60457 60458 60457 60465 60559 60455 60465 (708) 599-4507 (708) 599-9970 (630) 654-5400 (708) 233-1500 (847) 809-6802 www.zantelounge.com www.servicesheetmetal.com www.signsbdesign.com (708) 430-4030 (708) 599-0333 www.servicesheetmetal.com (708) 974-3110 (708) 277-4562 (708) 599-7272 (708) 233-9999 (708) 430-4878 (708) 430-7900 www.pgn-fun.com www.papajohns.com www.paparussos.com (708)620-HAIR (708) 599-2815 (708) 496-1250 (708) 839-0150 (708) 720-5100 (708) 233-0333 (708) 361-1900 (708) 598-4915 (708) 259-7292 www.minutemanpress.com www.johnginosmenu.com www.land-and-lakes.com www.hairparties.com (773) 617-4894 (708) 599-8444 (708) 670-5014 (708) 430-5426 (708) 598-4800 (708) 935-1100 (708) 496-0200 (708) 233-0700 (708) 974-4174 (708) 598-8881 (708) 599-7090 (708) 599-7100 (708) 233-0022 (708) 974-0033 www.fairplayfoods.com www.DrRoryMcKenna.Com www.durbinspub.com www.haledental.com www.dominos.com www.dominos.com www.straightlineerectors.net www.hickoryhillsil.org

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For information on how to obtain a sponsorship please contact Joe at jmarrotta@hhyb.org or by calling (708) 277-4562.

ALL-STAR SPONSOR PAGE
These sponsors have purchased the naming rights to the following fields:

PAPA JOHNS PIZZA now reserves the naming rights to the HHYBS girl’s Mustang field. This field is now called PAPA JOHN’S FIELD! Papa Johns Pizza is located at 8803 W. 95th Street in Palos Hills. They can be reached by calling (708) 599-7272. Their website is www.papajohns.com. DURBINS RESTAURANT now reserves the naming rights to the HHYBS boy’s Pony field. This field is now called DURBIN’S FIELD! Durbin’s Restaurant is located at 10154 S. Roberts Rd. in Palos Hills. They can be reached by calling (708) 598-8881. Their website is www.durbinspub.com. PGN FUNZONE now reserves the naming rights to the HHYBS boy’s Bronco field. This field is now called PGN FIELD! PGN FUNZONE is located at 8125 W. 95th St. in Hickory Hills. They can be reached by calling (708) 430-7900. Their website is www.pgn-fun.com. ZANTE LOUNGE now reserves the naming rights to the HHYBS boy’s Mustang field. This field is now called ZANTE FIELD! Zante Lounge is located at 10307 S. Roberts Rd. in Palos Hills. They can be reached by calling (708) 233-6400. Their website is www.zantelounge.com. MINUTEMAN PRESS now reserves the naming rights to the HHYBS boy’s Pinto field. This field is now called MINUTEMAN FIELD! Minuteman Press is located at 8063 W. 95th St. in Hickory Hills. They can be reached by calling (708) 598-4915. Their website is www.hickoryhills.minutemanpress.com.
SPONSORS….. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL BE RECEIVING APPLICATIONS TO RE SPOSNOR OUR LEAGUE FOR THE 2012 SEASON WITHIN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT OUR LEAGUE SURVIVES DUE TO THE GENEROUS DONATIONS OF OUR SPONSORS. I HAVE ALSO ATTACHED A FORM TO THIS NEWSLETTER.

Dear Friend:

In the past your business has been a proud sponsor of Hickory Hills Youth Baseball/Softball and for the upcoming season, we are looking for your generosity once again.
With today’s economy we are seeing more of our families struggling. The economic problem is trickling down and we have many children who can’t afford to play. In order to keep our children interested in the sport and also to keep them involved in an organized activity, we are asking for your help. We do not receive outside funding from any park districts, cities, counties or state entities. We are fully funded by registration fees, fundraising activities, and generous donations from businesses like you. We are a non for profit organization so all donations are tax deductible. HHYBS will never turn a child away whose family can’t afford the fees. This is why we have come to you for support. Attached is a sponsorship sheet that outlines our 8 different levels of sponsorship. Youth Baseball programs impact the lives and development of many children in our communities, and this year especially we want to make sure our children have the opportunity again to play. Your donation will help compensate children’s registration fees, buy new equipment, and assist with day to day upkeep of our fields. Please look over the attached sponsorships, and know that your donation will be greatly appreciated by many players in the present as well as the future. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at anytime by calling (708) 277-4562 or by email at jmarrotta@HHYB.Org. Thank you for your support,

Joe Marrotta
Joe Marrotta President HHYBS

Hickory Hills Youth Baseball / Softball – HHYBS
Please circle your level of sponsorship: Shetland: Newsletter listing (Individuals Only) Pinto: Newsletter listing, name on website, website link, & plaque Mustang: Newsletter listing, name on website, web link & 36’’x36’’ sign on outfield fence Bronco: Newsletter listing, name on website, website link, & 42’’x42’’ sign on 76th Avenue. Pony: Newsletter listing, name on website, website link, sponsor plaque, 36’’x36’’ sign on outfield fence. Colt: Newsletter listing, name on website, website link, 4’x8’ sign on 76th Avenue. NEW! BEST BUY! 2 YEAR DEAL! All Star: Newsletter listing, name on website, website link, 36”x36”sign facing 76th Ave & a 42”x42 sign on any open field of your choice. First come, first served. The particular field will be called “YOUR NAME” Field! $1500.00 XXXX 1st Year $100.00 $250.00 $275.00 $325.00 $550.00 $700.00 Add. Yrs. $100.00 $250.00 $175.00 $225.00 $450.00 $350.00

Business Name: ___________________________________ Business Phone #: ______________________ Business Address: _________________________________ Contact Person: ________________________ Company Website: _______________________________ Email Address: _________________________ Please make all checks payable to HHYBS and mail to: HHYBS Sponsorship P.O. Box 2193 Bridgeview, IL 60455

Our Newsletter comes out a minimum of 1 time per month, 12 months a year via email and US Mail. The above sponsorship will be valid from April 1 until March 31 the following year unless the Best Buy option has been purchased. All signs are property of HHYBS. Tax donation letters will be given with paid sponsorship. HHYBS is a non profit organization.

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