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Peachtree League Regsitration Grows Again

The Peachtree Baseball League held registration for the 2014 season on Jan. 7 and 9 in the Field School’s central hall. The atmosphere was hectic.

“We have over 400 kids that register each year,” league president Cheryl Madison said. She’s been involved with the league for 18 years and president for the last seven. “It’s definitely growing. The community’s growing—and so are we.”

More than 50 years old, the league serves boys and girls ages 4 through 18 from western Albemarle and northern Nelson counties and abides by Babe Ruth League rules. The number of kids participating is rising rapidly, and Madison said the league needs coaches at all levels, but especially at the lower levels. No experience is required, and the league provides training materials.

Peachtree is also looking for funding help. “We do need team sponsors, and we need concession sponsors, and field sponsors,” Madison said. “That’s the only way that we can make it. We are a nonprofit organization.”

“That’s what we want, to be able to offer baseball to anyone who wants to play,” Madison said. “We want them to have the ability to stay in their community, play baseball, and have a good time. Along with being with their friends, too.” Opening Day is March 15 at Crozet Park.

Businesses can sponsor a team—provide a uniform (with the business’s name on the back) and a hat for every player—for $350. The league also offers concession stand signs and outfield banners. For details, email Madison at madisonhi@aol.com.

 

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