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We need your help at town meetings THIS WEEK!

Feb 10, 2019 6:35 PM
Niskayuna Softball

Softball families, 

There are two very important meetings this week, concerning the future of Niskayuna Softball. We want to line up as many parents as possible to attend each one.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO SPEAK AT EITHER MEETING. Just attend – ideally wearing your Nisky Softball gear. Show support for the sport and our daughters.

We apologize for the short notice – we know how busy everyone is. We just learned softball would be discussed at both and believe both are critical to the success of our program. We are trying to line up at least 10 parents to attend each both meetings.

Monday, 6pm- 7pm: Birchwood Elementary – Board of Education: As you may be aware, the Varsity/JV softball season is set to begin in a month and Niskayuna currently has NO COACHES. Last year’s coach, Gary Sears, resigned, along with the rest of coaching staff, after a successful season, because of concerns raised by a few parents. He was investigated by the district and cleared – but has still not been asked to return. No alternate coaches have been hired in his place. We cannot build a strong softball program without consistent, experienced coaching. In contrast, baseball coaches have been holding winter workouts for weeks. Other parents will be speaking – you only need to attend.

Tuesday, 7pm-7:45pm: Niskayuna Town Hall – Town Board: This Tuesday, the plan for renovations of River Road Park will be discussed with the Town Board and Supervisor. This includes renovating softball fields, along with other park improvements. Our league’s board members have been working with town officials and we believe having parents wearing Nisky Softball gear in the audience will show support for our program. You do not need to speak – this is an informational discussion. *NOTE: we will be the first item on the agenda at 7pm, so if you bring your girls to the hitting clinic at Craig at 6:50pm, come over to Town Hall at 7pm, you can leave the meeting by 7:30pm to pick them up.

We appreciate everyone making the effort to attend. Both meetings will have a major impact on our program. A strong showing of parents with younger players demonstrates our commitment to the future of Niskayuna Softball. We need to show that our program is growing!

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