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If you are a hockey fan, be sure to come to the Hyannis Youth and Community Center on March 7th and 8th for the Women's Hockey East Championship. The tourna- ment will feature three players who played in last year's Winter Olympics. Three of the four teams are set. Boston College, the number 1 team in the country and Boston University, ranked #6 will be the top seeds. The University of Connecticut will also be playing and the final spot will go to the winner of today's game between Northeastern and the University of New Hampshire. Sat- urday's semifinal games will be at 1:30 and 4:30 with the final on Sunday at 1:30. The skill level of these athletes is something to watch!
Based on a study recently conducted at MIT, it has been proven that softballs placed strategically in the snow will help the melting process. We need each player's cooperation on this. Everyone needs to get outside and put their soft- balls in the snow! Those who live near the fields we play on will be especially important to bringing spring back to the Cape!
The CCSSL 75's travel team sponsored by Back Office Associates convened in Lakeland, Florida on Feb. 5th to start play in the 2015 Tournament of Champions Tournament on the 6th. The roster consists of: Chris Sweeney, Jack Ferrie, Jim Parmelee, Vince VanNorman, Joe Graziosi, Jack Deschamps, Mike Sullivan, Bob Blakeslee, Hank Baldasarri, Tony Bonina, Tom Daronco, Jim VanBaalen, Nate Koppel and Stu Winston. Bernie Powers is the manager. All teams in this tournament won qualifying tournaments sometime during 2014 to be eligible. Jim Parmelee was selected to be the team's representative in the All-Star game to be held on the evening of the 5th. One player per team was allowed. The games for the 75 age group will conclude on Feb. 9.
When the weather is beautiful, it doesn't matter if the calendar says it's December 27th! It's time to play softball! Nearly thirty members of the Cape Cod Senior Softball League were out on the field on a beautiful Saturday morning playing a softball game. An extended 10 inning game got everyone going and in the spirit of softball. Santa gave everyone a terrific belated Christmas present.
To the Cape Cod Senior Softball League players, the Board of Directors and I wish you all a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season (emphasis on healthy). We hope to see all of you and again in the early spring if not before.
Many thing have been happening since we last met at the Annual meeting. There are some new faces on the Board and some new assignments. Much of these will be available for review on-line shortly. The advanced registration has helped us in more ways than one; we ran a deficit last season primarily due to the re-outfitting of all teams and the purchase of pitching screens. So, having some money come in as advanced registrations allowed us to keep current with expenses. As of this writing we are very close to having enough players to field 6 teams per division for next season and tryouts haven’t happened yet. There are still many former players who have not registered for next season and I encourage you to at least send in a registration form so we can count you back in. Registrations forms are available on-line or by mail by contacting any Board member or the Commissioner.
Because of the changes learned from past experiences committees are currently working on rules regarding balls, bats, screens and base runners. We are devising a plan for uniform replacement to be spread over a period of time so as not to impact the budget all at once. We are developing updated policies for Travel Teams to keep our name known in national tournaments. We are working on ways to improve the approach to make-ups and have a less crowded seasonal schedule.
All of these items and more will require help. I was disappointed by the number of volunteers at last year’s Classic Tournament. This is the single biggest money making event we operate. The success of last year’s tournament has led to early inquiries from teams who have not participated in the past but who are now interested. This will mean even more help will be needed in the future. This is a plea to all of you to volunteer to help next season. Please volunteer to manage, work on a committee or offer your services to the league to fulfill a need it might have. Our league depends solely on volunteers to be successful and it shouldn’t just be the same players who have done it in the past doing it again. We need you to step up and help early and often. Lots of jobs require only a few minutes of phone calling or e-mailing but will go a long way to lifting the entire structure of the league. If every player volunteered to serve on one committee and for one day or even a ½ day during the Classic we’d never have to ask again.
If you are willing to do your part please contact me, in person, by e-mail, by phone call or by letter or any other member of the Board of Directors and offer your services. All contact information can be found on our web site under “League Information” “Board of Directors” and thank you.
Charles A. Salerno
Back Office Associates 70+ senior softball team recently competed in the SSUSA Winter National Championship in Ft. Myers, Florida.
At the General Meeting held on Saturday October 4th, one of our players, John Lamberti, read some recommendations that he submitted to the Board. It was requested that these be posted. You can read them by clicking below.
Click here and find out all about our great volunteers and don't forget to scroll down for the Photo Gallery
The Back Office Associates 70’s returned victorious from the Ocean State Classic. Click here to read all about it!
The 75's travel team, sponsored by Back Office Associates of Harwich, participated in the Northeast Championships in Syracuse, N.Y. July 14 - 17. To read more click here.
The Back Office Associates 70’s travel team played in the rain-shortened CT Masters Senior Softball Tournament this past Monday and Tuesday (June 9th & 10th). BOA defeated the Boys of Summer (NJ) in the only game played on Monday 15-7. On Tuesday, BOA was defeated by Hannington’s of Mass 14-13 and in the semi-final game by Monkey Joe’s Big Nut (NJ) 15-14. Ray Beaupre pitched all 3 games and was the hitting star batting .875. Others who hit over .600 were Rob Robidoux, Tom Farrell, John Seliga and Paul Gigley.
WAYLAND — Most of the players on the field were kids when “The Kid” was a rookie patrolling right field at Fenway Park in 1939.
Their athletic careers are in extra innings, but these old boys can still play.
CCSSL SEEKS VOLUNTEER SCOREKEEPERS
"Thanks to his Big Brother, my son has a man in his life he can count on," says the mother of a Little Brother, who enrolled her son with Big Brothers Big Sisters so he would have a male role model in his life. "He talks about school and life in a way I never imagined possible. Without his Big, I don't know where my son would be."
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands is actively looking for caring adult volunteers and accepting applications for local children ages 7 to 12. Please call 508-771-5150, visit www.bbbscci.org, or stop in at our office at 1934 Falmouth Road in Centerville to learn more.
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