The Butler County Youth Baseball Association (BCYBA) just ended their third season under the Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth Organization. This year was very successful and BCYBA is appreciative of all the support of many local businesses, organizations and volunteer hours from families and volunteers.
The regular spring season included approximately 140 children (ages 4-12 years-old) representing 13 teams! Of these 13, there were three Jr. Rookie teams (primarily 4-6-year-olds), five Rookie teams (primarily 6-8-year-olds), two Minor league teams (primarily 9-10-year-olds), and three two major league teams (primarily 10-12-year-olds).
BCYBA is a non-profit organization and the work through the league to coach the teams, prepare the fields, and ensure the maintenance and safety of the fields is done 100% by volunteers. BCYBA relies
heavily on the dedication of our families and support from the community. BCYBA reached out to seek community sponsors again this year and once again received tremendous support from businesses, not only from Butler County but also from neighboring counties.
Regular season play ended on June 5 with a celebratory Closing Ceremony. The league introduced all the teams, coaches, sponsors, played some games and ended the night with an awesome firework show. BCYBA celebrated the hard work and dedication of the volunteer coaches, the children and the families in all their practices and games. BCYBA strives to teach these young children not only rules of the game but sportsmanship and leadership.
With the conclusion of regular season play the league will now form All-Star teams who will participate in local tournaments, the district tournament to be held at the end of June in Muhlenberg County and the state tournament in July. These players and coaches are selected through an intricate process which includes voting from all coaches in those divisions.
Our players would not have a program without the volunteer efforts of all of our BCYBA board members and sponsors. The 2018 BCYBA Board includes the following 16 members:
President Amy Hood
Vice President Andrew Forbes
Secretary Kelly Bratcher
Treasurer Rachel Phelps
Player Agent/Safety Officer Bryan Phelps
Player Agent/Safety Officer Bradley Embry
Board Members: Ben Bratcher, Joanna Castlen, Richard Castlen, Jennifer Davis, Jeremy Davis, Stephen Embry, Dan Johnson, Brian McKinney, Rebecca Tyree, Heath West
We are also extremely grateful to our community for the support to BCYBA.
THANK YOU to our 2018 Sponsors!
Butler County Farm Bureau, Bighorn Sports, Brooks Auto Sales, Caneyville Builders, Chad’s Body Shop and Wrecker Service, D&G Concrete, Delbert’s Body Shop, Dillon Bryant, Drakes Farm Service, E&D Quality Self Storage; Farm Boy Restaurant, Final Finish, Firehouse Pizza, Gary Force Honda , Henderson Land Surveying, Hood’s Market, Jones Funeral Chapel, Matrix System Auto Body Parts, Morgantown Bank & Trust, Limestone Bank, PEP Energy, Pizza Zone, Richie Bratcher, Smiths Funeral Home, State Farm Insurance, Toyota of Bowling Green
Anyone who is interested in volunteering with the organization or becoming a sponsor for the 2019 season, we welcome you to contact us! Also, we invite all interested individuals to our meetings. League organizers can be reached by calling 270-991-8017, messaging the FB BCYBA page, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
BCYBA will be making decisions soon about a fall league. Fall is a great time for children to get in additional playing time and get a little head start in a new league if they are going to move up in the spring as well as offer a time for younger children to take on Tball. As soon as final decisions are made, information will be posted in the media and on our FB page (Butler County Youth Baseball Association) and on the league website bcyouthbaseball.siplay.com