By Jamie Poel
“New Season, New Beginnings” is the motto for Vicksburg Little League’s newly elected board of directors according to the president Lisa Diekman. Their mission for 2015 is to be advocates for the kids, to build a sense of community, and to see growth in the Vicksburg Little League program that has been available to area children for over 30 years.
Many people have been involved in building the organization in the past and the new board thanks them for all the time and effort, Diekman said. The New Beginnings motto recognizes the restructured board so it can continue and expand the program, she continued.
They want to see the community flourish with fresh new ideas and are strongly encouraging volunteer participation for the success of the organization. Here are a few areas where they need help: umpiring a game or two, mowing the grass, scorekeeping, working in the concession stand for an hour, managing/coaching a team, and so much more. Vicksburg Little League would like to welcome folks to join the crew and have a blast.
Opening Day is scheduled Saturday, April 25, 2015 with the annual Opening Day Parade starting at 9 a.m. from the Middle School on Prairie Street to the Little League fields behind Sunset Lake Elementary. Opening ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. After brief opening remarks, the games will start immediately and continue throughout the day.
Don’t let your kids miss out on a fun season with friends. The board is asking parents to get connected now with Vicksburg Little League on Facebook and on the new website, www.VicksburgLittleLeague.com. All contact information is available on the website, so don’t hesitate to contact any Board member if you have any questions at all. The next meeting will be held on December 16th at 7:15 p.m. at Main St. Pub in Vicksburg. As always, these meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcomed and encouraged to attend and bring suggestions. This is a great way to stay connected and up to date on the happenings of Little League and to be supportive of youth in our community.
2015 Vicksburg Little League Registration
Walk In registration be held at Main St. Pub in Vicksburg on:
Saturday January 24, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wednesday January 28, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday January 31, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Online registration will also be available and more information will be posted on the new website as it becomes available: vicksburglittleleague.com. This is a brand new system and will require some patience from everyone involved as it is implemented this first year.
- Regular Registration will be closed on February 7, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. There will be a late registration fee charged for anyone registering after 2-7-15. For more information contact Jamie Poel, Information
- Officer, at info@VicksburgLittleLeague.com.