Founders Day Parade 2015



2015 Founder's Day Update

2015 FOUNDER'S DAY PARADE UPDATE:

SATURDAY, 7/25/15

- LINEUP BEGINS AT 9:00AM, WITH PARADE STARTING AT 11:00AM

- STREETS CLOSE AT 10:00AM, PLEASE TRY TO ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 10:30AM

- PARADE STARTS AT EASTGATE ST. / RT. 62 (ALGONQUIN ROAD)

- PARADE ENDS IS MADISON ST / MAIN ST. "DISBANDENMENT AREA"

- WE ARE ENTRANT #27, AND WILL LINEUP AT SCOTT ST / EASTGATE ST  

Click here to see the map:

Click here to see the full sized map

Thank You,
AAYO


Player Recognition 2015

Welcome players, parents, and coaches!  We would like to start off our meeting tonight recognizing our Elite AYYO players. To qualify for this award players must have:


1) Been with the league at least 5 years (seasons) and
2) Will have completed their last qualifying season withAAYO this season.
This is a big accomplishment/commitment to AAYO and your youth baseball/softball careers.  Your dedication to AAYO for many years is greatly appreciated.


Congratulations!


It is our pleasure to present to you an award recognizing your outstanding careeras a player in AAYO.


1)   Ashley Hannah – 7 years
2)   Alyssa Brooklyn Bennardo – 7 years
3)   Korey J. Stellmar – 7 years
4)   Abby Piemonte – 8 years
5)   Justin Richmond – 8 years
6)   Jess Parker – 9 years
7)   Stephanie Fiorentino – 9 years
8)   Caeley Shaull – 9 years
9)   Anton Zange – 10 years
10)  Kelsey Rago – 10 years
11)  Leah Grabowski – 10 years
12)  Emily Koster – 11 years
13)  Bailey Zinger – 11 years
14)  Victoria Pelke – 11 years
15)  Mary Black – 12 years
16)  Talia Tomson – 12 years
17)  Hannah Decker – 13 years
18)  Samantha McCreight – 13 years
19)  Abby Ptaszek – 13 years
20)  Lauren Meciej – 13 years
21)  Brittany Mueller – 13 years



Founder's Day Parade 2015

2015 Founder's Day Parade is Saturday, July 25th

 

  • - Lineup begins at 9:00 am at a location to be determined
  • - Lineup location will be determined the week prior to the parade
  • - Parade will begins at 11:00 am
  • - Please wear your AAYO gear (Uniform Jersey, hat, Spirit Wear) and comfortable walking shoes.
  • - Please bring plenty of candy to hand out to those watching us in the parade.
  • - Little / big sisters and brothers of players are more than welcome to march with us. The more the merrier!

 

Thanks,
AAYO


Winners of the Player Appreciation Day Raffle

The winners of the Player Appreciation Day Raffle are as follows:

$100 off Spring 2016 registration.
Esteban Cervantes softball
Kathy Konishi baseball


$50. off Fall 2015 registration.
Donna Christensen baseball
Jim Pitzaferro softball


Please contact register4aayo@gmail.com for your coupon code.



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AAYO is a not for profit, volunteer organization whose purpose is to organize, conduct, supervise, sponsor and otherwise foster wholesome athletic youth Baseball and Softball programs for the youth residing in the Algonquin, Illinois area.  We have five baseball leagues, four softball leagues and travel baseball and softball.

Honor The Game this season
ROOTS of Positive Play
Courtesy of www.positivecoach.org
 
R is for Rules
Rules allow us to keep the game fair. If we win by ignoring or violating the rules, what is the value of our victory?

O is for Opponents
Without an opponent, there would be no competition. Rather than demeaning a strong opponent, we need to honor strong opponents because they challenge us to do our best. Coaches showing respect for opposing coaches and players sets the tone for the rest of the team.

O is for Officials
Respecting officials, even when we disagree with their calls, may be the toughest part of Honoring the Game. We must remember that officials are not perfect (just like coaches, athletes and parents!).

T is for Teammates
It's easy for young athletes to think solely about their own performance, but we want athletes to realize that being part of a team requires thinking about and respecting one's teammates.

S is for Self
Athletes should be encouraged to live up to their own highest personal standard of Honoring the Game, even when their opponents are not.

Alone At The Plate

He pulls on a helmet, picks up the bat,
and walks to the plate, "gotta hit and that's that."
The crowd starts to yell, the game's on the line,
last inning, two outs, the score's nine to nine.
Dad yells, "Go get it," Mom wrings her hands,
coach hollers, "hit it," but alone there he stands.
Heros are made in seconds such as this,
but he's just a little boy, what if he should miss?
Years after this game's ended and he's little no more,
will he remember the outcome or even the score?
No he'll have forgotten if he was out, hit, or a run,
he'll only look back on his friends and the fun.
So cheer this boy on, alone with his fate;
help him remember with fondness this stand at the plate.
Spend your time wisely and help in his quest
to be a hitter with confidence and always his best.
And when the game's over, this boy can stand tall,
for you've helped him prepare to give it his all!

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