Forget Cooking Dinner! Join us at Friendly's on Thursday, May 23!
Don't feel like cooking dinner on Thursady, May 23 or maybe just want to go out for a special breakfast or lunch? How about some dessert after your game or practice? If you answered YES to any of these, head out to Friendly's in Plavinille May 23 and present the voucher below to your server. When you do this, 20% of your entire bill will then go towards New Britain Little League! This fundraiser is a way that we are able to raise money throughout the season to help pay for equipment, uniforms, capital improvements throughout all of our parks, and other necessities that are required for us to operate! Bring your family and your friends and make it a special treat! See you there!
> Click here to print the Friendly's Voucher. You must give this to your server for NBLL to get credit.
Deadline to Return Raffle Tickets is Thursday, May 23!
As you know, our prize raffle is underway! We encourage you to sell as many tickets as possible because there are some awesome cash prizes for the top three sellers! To get more tickets, please stop by the concession stand at AW Stanley Park any night that it is not raining between 5:30 - 7:30 PM. Pick up an extra book or more and sell them! You can also return your sold tickets with the money to the AW Stanley Park Concession Stand at the same time. The concession stand staff will take your tickets and money and will put them in an envelope so we can track how much you have sold!
The deadline to return raffle tickets is Thursday, May 23 at 7:00 PM at the AW Stanley Park Concession Stand. The drawing for the prizes will be held on Saturday, May 25 at 7:00 PM at AW Stanley Park down in the hole prior to the start of our Majors Division All - Star game!
> For more information, including the breakdown of prizes, please click here!
NBLL is Gearing Up for Memorial Day Weekend!
On Memorial Day Weekend, May 24 - 27, we will be holding various activities! It starts on Friday, May 24 with our Minors Division All - Star game at 6 PM at AW Stanley Park. On Saturday, May 25, we will have our Majors Division All - Star Game at 7:00 PM at AW Stanley Park. On Sunday, May 26, we will hold our Seniors Division All - Star game 3 PM at Stanley Quarter Park! More information will be coming soon but be sure to mark your calendars now and come down Memorial Day Weekend and support our players and coaches and have a blast while doing so!
We are Marching in the Memorial Day Parade!
On Thursday, May 30, New Britain Little League will once again be participating in the Memorial Day Parade here in New Britain! We invite the entire league to come join us for this awesome day! Last year, we built a float and had our younger players ride in it throughout the parade. It turned out to be a huge success and the parade was attended by the most players ever in the past decade! Due to the popularity of last year's float, we are having TWO floats this year! The parade will begin at 6 PM and goes through the heart of New Britain. More details will be coming soon once they are available from the city of New Britain.
Come Participate in our Home Run Derby on Saturday, June 8!
On Saturday, June 8, we are bringing back our Home Run Derby! This year, it is open to those ages 7 and above. To balance the competition and to make it fair for all involved, we will have specific divisions with specific times throughout the day. The divisions will be split according to the children's ages. There will be two rounds in each division. In the first round, each contestant will get ten swings. The three contestants with the most home runs will then advance to the final round, where each contestant will get seven outs. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three contestants based on the amount of people who register. More information will be coming soon but please save the date now!
Share Your Photos With Us and Win Great Prizes!
We want you to share your photos with us! There are many great pictures out there that show what New Britain Little League is all about and we want to see all of them! We have created a group on Shutterfly, the popular photo website. All you need to do is click the link below, quickly sign up, and post your pictures to the page! All photos need to be reviewed so don't get worried if your pictures don't show up right away! For your time spent sharing your pictures, we are going to offer some cool prizes!
As we move on during the season, prizes and rules will change. Our first contest is one that will occur every week throughout the season. We will change our Facebook cover photo once a week. If your picture becomes our cover photo, you will get a $10 voucher for our concession stand at AW Stanley Park! Photos will be chosen from the Shutterfly photo gallery and also from any pictures that you post on our Facebook page!
So, what are you waiting for? Get your pictures on your computer and share them with the rest of the league!
> Click here to visit our Shutterfly Group Page
> Click here to view our Facebook page! If you haven't already, be sure to like it!
Opening Day 2013 a Huge Success!
On April 13, 2013, we kicked off our 56th season at Stanley Quarter Park. While it was a cloudy and chilly day, that didn't stop over 1,000 people from coming out and enjoying the ceremonies and the activities and food afterwards. The parade of teams consisted of 45 teams and over 550 players, with each team coming in and shaking the hands of dignitaries as well as the entire New Britain High School Baseball program. During ceremonies, the New Britain Little League Board of Directors honored Matthew Cannata, who became the longest serving President in league history this year. Eddie Camacho, Director of Softball, was also honored by throwing out the first pitch for his dedication and commitment to the league over the past 10+ years. On the baseball side, Joseph Cannata was honored by throwing out the first pitch for his 22 years of service to the league. In addition to all of that, the 2012 Seniors Softball All - Star team were honored for winning the District 5 Championship.
Joining us in attendance was the Mayor of New Britain - Timothy O'Brien, Superintendent of Schools - Kelt Cooper, Little League District 5 Administrator - Maryellen Holden, Roberto Mercado - NBHS Varsity Coach, the New Britain High School Golden Hurricanes Marching Band, the New Britain High School JROTC, and Rocky the Rock Cat!
It was a great day and fun was had by all. We look forward to a season that no one will ever forget and one that is filled with memories and stories that will be told for years to come!
Media Coverage of Opening Day:
> Click here to read an article about NBLL in the New Britain City Journal
> Click here to read an article about NBLL in the New Britain Herald