The DGYB Board of Directors Nominating Committee will be considering candidates for election to the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors and Secretary to the Board of Directors. Both positions include a two year term ending in 2019. Interested community members should forward their qualifications for review by the committee to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before September 15, 2017.
The 2017 General Membership Meeting and election of officers will be held on Wednesday, November 8th 7:00 PM in Room 503 at Lincoln Center 935 Maple Ave. Downers Grove.
The public is welcome to attend. All active adult members of DGYB are eligible to vote for the candidates. Please attend the meeting and help the Board of Directors keep youth baseball fun and exciting for everyone.
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.