Awards Luncheon At Der Dutchman
The annual SSSA luncheon was held on March 25th. Former Oriole and Yankee infielder Brian Roberts (see pictures below) was the featured speaker in a packed banquet room filled with players, spouses, sponsors and good friends.
Former SSSA President George Hawley (below right) was the winner of the annual Fred Frank award. Everyone was delighted Fred could attend the event and help celebrate the happy occasion.
March Batting Practice
For the remainder of March batting practice will be held at 17th Street on the following dates:
Friday March 27
Monday March 30
Celebration of Life for Bob Vandergrift
As most of you know our good friend and fellow ball player Bob Vandergrift succumed to pancreatic cancer after a long and courageous battle. His wife Kathleen has forwarded the following message regarding a memorial occasion to be held on April 25th:
We are having a celebration of life for Bob on April 25th from 1 to 4 pm at the Key Royale Golf Club, 700 Key Royale Dr, Holmes Beach, Fl 34217.
A Board of Directors election was not be necessary as all candidates except Ken Weinstein agreed to serve again and only one league member, Bill Muth, indicated an interest in filling the open position. Congratulations to Bill and a fond farewell to Ken who will be leaving the area during the summer months.
Sign Up for Winter 2015-2016 Leagues
New season sign up sheets have been distributed. Players can fill out and turn in their forms to managers or sign up on line at www.sarasotaseniorsoftball.org -- "senior softball signup page".
Important Dates Announced for SSSA
Summer Draft Date: March 26th (North Sarasota Library)
Summer Season: April - July (action resumes after Labor Day)
Attention: All SSSA Players -- 17th Street Field Ground Rules
Players are required to remain outside the gates until 8
AM and stay off the playing fields until 8:15 AM so that the grounds crew can complete mowing and striping the fields.
Please comply with this request in order to avoid problems with the Park District
New SSSA T-Shirts are available for purchase from SSSA Board Members.
Association members are welcome to attend monthly Board meetings but must notify Gary Moore at least one day in advance. The minutes of previous meetings may be accessed by clicking on the "SSSA BD MTGS" button on the top of this page.