News and Announcements
March -23rd – 25th
The document BowBBShopWeekend_3_23thru25_2018.pdf was attached to this post.
Welcome to BAC Baseball and Softball’s 2018 season. All the following information as well as ONLINE REGISTRATION is now open for boys 6-16 (no Kindergartners) and girls age K-16 at -www.bowathleticclub.com/leagues/3140 Registration costs will increase by $25 for Cal Ripken & softball ONLY (not Babe Ruth) after March 15th.
Children registered for Minors/Majors Baseball (ages 9, 10, 11 & 12 by May 1st) and 10U & 12U softball are required to be evaluated to help with team placement. Rookie age boys (6, 7, 8 by May 1st) can “play up” into Minors by evaluating in the top 30% of those players. Evaluations will occur in the BMS gym and will consist of fielding, hitting, pitching and catcher drills that will last 30 to 45 minutes. At drop off, parents will need to review and sign their child’s medical release form that will be kept with their child’s coach throughout the season. ShirtMasters will be available with demos for your child to try on to help choose the appropriate size shirt for the season.
|Majors Evaluations||Minor Evaluations||Softball Evaluations|
|(ages 11 and 12)||(ages 9 and 10)||(ages 9, 10, 11, 12)|
|Monday, March 19th||Tuesday, March 20th||Sunday, March 25th|
|Last Name A-L from 5:30-6:30PM||Last Name A-L from 5:30PM-6:30PM||from 9AM – 3PM|
|Last Name M-Z from 6:30-7:30PM||Last Name M-Z from 6:30PM-7:30PM|
On Sunday, April 8th, at Portsmouth High School, all current and specifically future baseball/softball coaches are invited to attend a paid for Coaching Clinic. Learn how to teach the fundamental skills of the game and learn how to plan fun and effective practices. More information can be found at – www.bigalbaseball.com. Updates will be made if an closer clinic becomes available.
Various clinics will be offered around the area. A Bow specific pitching and catching clinic is being organized. Please check the following link to stay updated on these opportunities – http://www.bowathleticclub.com/leagues/3140/pages/131605
League Appreciation Weekend at the Concord Dick’s Sporting Goods store is on March 24th & 25th. This is a 20% off sale throughout the entire store with just a few exclusions noted on the flyer and at the discretion of the store. Details and the coupon will be made available on our website at a later date.
Opening Day events are scheduled for the morning of May 5th. This includes team pictures, a parade down Albin Rd to Gergler Field, followed by Opening Day Ceremony and The First Pitch. Afterward, games are played at various fields in Bow.
Save the date Saturday, May 19th for our annual Bow Night at the Fisher Cats. All seats are pre-purchased to guarantee all Bow players and their families sit in the same area.
Save the date of Sunday, May 20th in the afternoon. 8U, 10U 12U & Laconia All-Star will be held. No playing up for All-Stars. Players need to play in their appropriate age bracket according to age before May 1st (except for Laconia team).
Registration for all Bow Baseball & Softball divisions is officially open. For baseball, this includes Cal Ripken’s Rookies (1st/2nd), Minors (3rd/4th) & Majors (5th/6th) as well as Babe Ruth (7th/8th). Evaluations for minors and Majors will be in March (actual dates TBD). Softball includes 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U.
Congratulations to our 2017 Wheeler Award winners, Makayla Murray and Shaun Lover!! Both are very deserving of this great award. Congrats to all the nominees, all were deserving! To learn more about this award, visit our wheeler award page.
Bow Baseball and Softball League, Community, Team Up to Support Concord Hospital Payson Center for Cancer Care Breast Cancer Patients
(original posting on Concord Hospital News Page 8/22/2016 https://www.concordhospital.org/news/bow-baseball-and-softball-league-community-team-up-for-concord-h)
Home runs didn’t just help Bow Youth Cal Ripken Baseball and Softball League players win games in Bow this summer. They helped raise thousands of dollars for breast cancer patients in honor of their league commissioner, Concord Hospital employee Megan Rheinhardt.
Thanks to their “hitting breast cancer out of the park” effort, Megan, a breast cancer and lymphoma survivor, presented a check for $4,165 to Concord Hospital Trust’s Lend Me a Hand Fund. The fund helps cancer patients in need cover out-of-pocket expenses such as gas and groceries.
“When it came time to select who to give the charitable donation to, keeping the money easily available to breast cancer patients in our community was of importance,” said Megan. “When I was informed of the Lend Me a Hand Fund that supports patients getting quick access to everyday funds it felt like the perfect fit.”
As a teenager, Megan underwent chemotherapy and radiation therapy for Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The radiation put her at high risk for developing breast cancer. After an exam early this year found that Megan had pre-cancerous cells, she and her husband Brent decided on a double mastectomy to eliminate the chance of developing breast cancer. The surgery may have saved her life, because, doctors discovered two invasive breast cancers that had been undetected.
In addition to providing her family with dinner (and sometimes lunch) every day for three months during her recovery, friends and fellow volunteers of Bow Youth Cal Ripken Baseball and Softball came up with another way to support and honor Megan – hitting home runs.
Allied Insurance Agency in Bow pledged to donate $20 to a breast cancer charity of Megan’s choice for every home run hit during the 2016 season. Another local business Berube’s Truck Accessories and BTA Graphics created a banner to highlight the event and made breast cancer ribbons to hang at the ball field for each home run.
The first $20 donation came when Megan’s son, Myles, hit the first over-the-fence home run of the season. Through the season, kids from all age divisions slammed home runs, and donations added up.
Soon, coaches and other residents wanted to get in on the fun. The Gazaways from Allied Insurance held a coaches’ Home Run Derby in which coaches and residents paid to go to bat for Megan. The Bow Rotary Club and Megan’s father-in-law barbequed for the event and when the dust settled, they had raised more than $3,000 in a single night.
The players far surpassed the 2015 home run total of 15. This year, with a breast cancer ribbon posted for each one, they hit 50, raising $1,000.
A grateful Megan asked that the Lend Me a Hand Fund use the donation specifically for Concord Hospital Payson Center for Cancer Care breast cancer patients.
“I never imagined having to beat cancer once in my life, but to have done it twice now gives me a great sense of appreciation for my family, friends and the community I live in who have helped me become the survivor that I am,” she said.
The Lend Me a Hand Fund is a Concord Hospital Trust charitable fund that supports special and unique needs of Payson Center for Cancer Care patients. Monies from the Fund are used to support out-of-pocket expenses for cancer patients in need including transportation costs, prescription and grocery expenses and other items that enhance a patient’s quality of life.