Monday, November 12, 2012

Save the Date: 2013 Southern Little League Annual Lead-off Party

Please add the date to your calendar:
Saturday, February 9, 2013

This will be our second annual winter fundraiser for Southern Little League at Cascade Hills Country Club.

Food, drinks, entertainment, silent and live auction. Join us for a great evening of fun,
Southern Little League style!

To make this event even more successful than last year please consider donating quality
items for the auctions.

Please contact Tim Kolk ( – 616.446.7186) with any questions.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Southern Little League to Celebrate 60 years of Baseball and Softball in 2013!

Hello Everyone,

2013 will bring Southern Little League’s 60th anniversary as a chartered member of the world’s largest youth sports program -- “Little League” -- Serving the youth of Grand Rapids and East Grand Rapids with quality baseball and softball and lasting memories for many generations. We will have a celebration next summer to commemorate this exciting time and will have much more information for you after the New Year.

In February we will be hosting our 2nd annual Leadoff Party. For those of you who did not attend last year it was a fantastic party and fundraiser. We had people attend who had kids playing that are 8 years old and we had people attend that had kids play 20 years ago and many in between. A great time was had by all and important funds were raised to help with the ever rising cost of running the league for the over 750 baseball and softball players who participated in 2012. We hope you will attend the Leadoff Party 2013 in February. For additional information please contact Tim Kolk at Tim is our event coordinator for the 2013 Leadoff Party. A huge Thank You to all of the sponsors who donated items for the silent and live auctions.

The 2012 season was another great season for Southern Little League. Fall baseball and
softball closed the season and it was a great time with generally good weather except one Sunday that was rained out. There was a disparity in fall ball minor and major baseball because Western and Northeastern had all-star teams with league age players one year older than ours. We have already informed those leagues that if we are going to include them next year they must adhere to the same rules as Southern uses. Other than that fall ball was a very positive experience for all.

Please look for signup information around the first of the year for the upcoming season and pass along the website to any potential new participants.

Bob Hams
Southern Little League