LEAGUE FUNDRAISER GOAL FOR 2018: $7,500
The Bat-A-Thon is Clarksburg Baseball & Softballs primary fundraiser and is the ONLY fundraiser that involves ALL players
Throughout the year, Clarksburg Baseball & Softball organizes more than 50 teams with over 500 baseball and softball players from the ages of 4 through 14. Clarksburg Baseball & Softball has substantial operating expenses including the purchase of uniforms, equipment, and hundreds of baseballs/softballs. Registration fees pay a portion of the overall expenses, but Clarksburg Baseball & Softball aims to continue improving facilities in addition to the overall experience for our players and families. In order to continue making these improvements, we need funding well beyond the registration fees.
If each player collected $75, we will collect more than our goal of $7,500!!!!
We are excited to streamline the donation and donor outreach process for our upcoming Bat-A-Thon. Players will be able to reach out to friends and families electronically by email, Facebook, and Twitter, instead of going door-to-door, tracking commitments, and handling checks. Additionally, donors can make a contribution to support with a simple and secure online transaction.
The Bat-A-Thon will be held on Sunday, May 20th from 1-6 PM at Arora Hills Park in Clarksburg, MD (23241 Arora Hills Drive Fields #1 & #2). Please come out to cheer on all of the players supporting this amazing event! With over two hundred players and volunteers involved, the Bat-A-Thon will be a fun event for all!
All teams will be scheduled to start and arrive 10 minutes early. Each team should expect to be at the field for approximately one hour to attend the Bat-A-Thon.
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HOW IT WORKS
Players receive an email from "99Pledges" where players will be invited to in the 2018 Bat-A-Thon for Clarksburg Baseball & Softball. The website will allow players to easily solicit pledges and donations. Some donors may sponsor a pledge “per foot” payable after the team participates in “Bat-A-thon” day. The League also strongly encourages donations of a flat amount to be paid at the time of the solicitation, by cash or check.
Players collecting checks or cash may use the Bat-A-Thon Collection Form.
Each player has the opportunity for up to 10 hits (from 4U & 6U from batting tee 8U & above off pitching Machine ) and the total distances will be recorded. (Ex: 1st hit = 150 ft., 2nd hit = 100 ft., etc. TOTAL = 1000 ft.)
The fundraiser will end on Sunday, May 20, 2018. The online site will close. If any players collected checks or cash, the players should turn their collections to the coordinator at the registration table on the date of the event.
There will be individual awards for "top fundraiser" and "longest hitting distance" for each division (4U, 6U, 8U, 9U, 10U, 12U....). The Team that fundraises the most within the entire league (Clarksburg Baseball & Softball Teams) will win a team party!
WHAT EACH TEAM NEEDS TO DO
Prior to Bat-A-Thon Day
*Players obtain sponsors who donate flat donations or 'per foot' donations.
*Please support Bat-A-Thon fundraiser at practices. Managers and coaches that ‘market’ the event have proven to generate the most funds for the league
*Use creative ways to help ‘market’ the event. For example, the team that collected the most funds last year allowed the player who collected the most to run a team practice
*All players are expected to participate
*FLAT RATE DONATION Cash / Check will be collected on Bat-A-Thon Day
*Each team should wear game uniforms for the event
*Each team will receive an arrival time and field time. Teams should arrive on time at designated field/dugout
*Each team must provide three adults: pitcher, dugout/lineup coordinator, and ball collector. (The Coach can be 1 of the Adults!)
*Each team is to bring helmets and bats. The league will provide baseballs
*Keep moving. There are a lot of teams to participate in a short window. All teams will have 15-20 minutes on field
*Collect team packet. The Coach/Team Manager will collect the score sheet and turn it in to the registration desk. Each team will receive a copy of the score sheet AND a team packet.
After Bat-A-Thon Day
*Each player should continue collecting donations from sponsors
*Each team must collect check and cash donations from all players
*Each team must submit their team collections by no later than Friday, June 1st, 2018. FINAL Collections can be returned to Jennefer Staub or William Ferry at Arora Hills Park Field #1 or #2 from 6-7pm on Friday, June 2nd. We will be there for practice and can collect any final packets.
*Failure to turn in the collected funds on time may affect the individual and team prize distribution
Prizes will be given to Team Managers/Coordinators before the end of the season