The DGYB Board of Directors held the annual General Membership meeting on Wednesday, November 8th at Lincoln Center. Chairman Chris Dunn presented an agenda that included; review of 2017 programs, recap of 2017 financials by Treasurer Jim Sharwarko, questions from the audience, a review of upcoming program changes and improvements and the election of officers to the Executive Committee. Director Rooney presided over a ballot where both The Chairman Chris Dunn and current secretary Bob Riegler were reelected to serve two year terms.
Many Thanks to those members that did attend. The board very much encourages input from all members.
Stay tuned to dgyb.org for upcoming spring 2018 player and sponsor open registration sometime in December.
The Downers Grove-based DG Dragons travel baseball program will join the DGYB Travel League for the upcoming 2017-18 season.
This additional DGYB offering will help meet current DGYB goals:
1) Ensure that DGYB is the preferred destination for Downers Grove baseball players
2) Create a complete range of options for players for their development and enjoyment
3) Build a roadmap of options for youth players to play within DGYB as long as they want to play baseball
The DG Dragons have operated successfully for ten years and are led by founder Dan O’Connell. Dan will become an Executive Board Member on the DGYB Travel League Board. The DG Dragons will continue to operate as an independent entity and brand within the guidelines and policies of DGYB. Longshots Baseball, the existing program in the DGYB Travel League, will continue to operate independently as well.
Rob Rooney, DGYB Travel League President, believes this addition to the League will allow for a complete range of offering to players and teams looking to play quality travel baseball. “The DG Dragons program is highly aligned with DGYB values and purpose. Where both Longshots Baseball and DG Dragons will continue work independently, there are a number of leveragable opportunities to build on to offer a premier travel experience to DG players.”
DGYB Leagues include Developmental (6-8), Youth (9-12), Babe Ruth (13-16), and Travel (9-18). DGYB also offers an umpire program and a Fall baseball program.
Kevin Hansen Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Chairman Dunn presented to Mr. Kevin Hansen an award from the DGYB Board of Directors in recognition of his “lifetime” achievement in pursuit of excellence as a DGYB volunteer covering 5 decades with his continued service. Kevin continues to serve as Babe Ruth league President, team manager and primary field maintenance crew. Kevin has been successful in taking on many of the baseball field surface challenges both DGYB and PG Parks have been faced with over the years. Thousands of players have passed thru the dugouts at Memorial Park since Kevin took over as DGYB Babe Ruth President in 1987. Many Thanks! To Kevin and his family for his continued service.