2018 President's Welcome NoteUpdated Wednesday March 28, 2018 by Christian Moran.
2018 President's Welcome Note
Dear Kennewick National (KN) Friends, Families, and Supporters: Welcome to the new year of KN Baseball. I am privileged to welcome back our existing players and family members, and look forward to meeting new families that are introduced into our great league. We should all be looking forward to another great season of youth baseball. Last season, KN provided the opportunity for around 400 youth athletes across 53 teams in 5 divisions to learn and play the great game of baseball. As a board, we are excited to provide the same opportunity to as many youth as possible this year. Kennewick National Youth Baseball, is a proud member of the Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken Baseball Youth Division and I am confident and excited to continue that relationship through this year and into the future. There were many accomplishments to celebrate through the 2017 season, and even through the off-season. KN had a very successful year in both the regular season as well as post-season. Though they have now moved on from the league, I would like to give a huge “Shout Out” to last year’s12U-70 team who brought home the state title and represented us well at the regional tournament. Beyond success on the playing field, we also had success in accomplishing some projects around our facility. Over 500 feet of new fencing was installed. A new score tower and picnic awning has recently been completed thanks to generous donations from our sponsors. Our batting cages are in the process of being re-turfed. We are adding new pitching mounds to two of our fields. This is just a sample of what your registration dollars are doing to improve the facilities that our children are playing at. As your 2018 KN Board proceeds forward, we will continue to make improvements for our players, families, and spectators. Facility and equipment improvements will continue to be a priority. If you have any questions or additional ideas on how to improve our league, please do not hesitate to share them. As league President for the past couple years, I have been very fortunate to have devoted multi-year members of the Board of Directors dedicated to helping me in running KNYB. Many of those board members have now moved on. I am excited to welcome several new members to the board, and look forward to working with them on guiding this league into the future. I also ask all other members to consider what they can give to the league. It takes and amazing amount of preparation, work, and sacrifice by our parents to provide our kids with the experience of playing baseball. I would like to encourage ALL parents and family members of KNYB to take an active role in our league by VOLUNTEERING! As we start the league year, your child’s coach will be asking for help in a number of areas during the season: such as Team Parent, Assistant Coach, Field Prep, and more. We will also ask for your help before the season begins to clean up and prepare the facility for the upcoming season. Each and every family is asked to put some time in for general field upkeep and other minor duties to keep the league running as efficiently as possible. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or another Board Member. If you can’t catch us at the field, our personal contact info can be found on the league website at www.knyb.org. Thanks for all your time and for allowing your child to experience one of the greatest game on earth! Let’s PLAY BALL!
Ryan Nicholls 2018 President –
Kennewick National Youth Baseball League