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Jamestown Parks, Recreation & Conservation Department
The Jamestown Parks, Recreation & Conservation Department today announced that a scholarship fund is now available for those seeking financial assistance for their child to join the City Recreation Youth Baseball League.
Recreation Coordinator Julia Ciesla-Hanley stated, “Councilmember-At-Large Kim Ecklund had the idea to create a scholarship fund to give youth who might not have otherwise been able to join the City Rec Baseball League. She has been instrumental in obtaining donations to make this a reality.”
Councilwoman Ecklund added, “Scott Seekins of Williams Garage deserves recognition for his generous donation to help establish this fund which we hope will grow and be available over many years to give kids a chance to learn about baseball, being part of a team, and ultimately part of this community.”
Mayor Sam Teresi stated, “My time playing baseball as a kid sparked my lifelong love of our national pastime. I welcome this opportunity to pass along that love of baseball to other kids in our city and encourage others to step forward to support and grow the fund. I also want to recognize and thank Councilmember Ecklund for taking the initiative to launch this great new program.”
Those wishing to donate to the City Rec Baseball Scholarship fund may send cash or checks to:
Jamestown Parks & Rec
c/o City Rec Baseball Scholarship Fund
200 East Third Street
Jamestown, NY 14701
The application for financial assistance is available on the city’s website at www.jamestownny.net or at the Jamestown Parks & Rec Office on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building during regular business hours.
The form is due back to the Parks & Rec Office by Monday, March 19th.
City Rec Baseball sign-ups are Tuesday, March 20th from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building Lobby. Late registrations will be accepted in the Parks & Rec Office during regular business hours up until the baseball season begins.
The program is open to youth ages 7 to 12 years old. Children of 7 years of age will only be allowed to play in the outfield.
The age determination date is APRIL 30, 2018. Whatever a player’s age is on or before April 30, 2018 is the player’s LEAGUE age for the 2018 season. This playing age rule corresponds with that adopted by Babe Ruth Baseball.
City residents must pay a $5.00 registration fee per child. Non-city residents must pay a $15.00 registration fee per child. All children registering must supply proof of age. Children who played in the program in previous years must still sign up on March 20th and pay the registration fee.
If you have any questions, call the Recreation Office at 483-7523.