Soule Field, the varsity baseball field at Mound Westonka High School, is in need of repair. Irrigation, drainage, fencing, accessibility, aesthetics and adding a warning track are on the list for improvements.
The school district has received $110,000 in grants for this project from Hennepin County and the Minnesota Twins, and together the Westonka Baseball Boosters and White Hawks Varsity team will add $10,000 over the next two years. The district and Westonka Community Education will put forward an additional $300,000, but we still need $30,000 from donors like you to make this vision a reality.
With your help, we can complete all improvements by the summer of 2018. All donations will be matched up to $15,000 by private donors. Consider making a donation today by clicking on this link Sould Field Donation or click on the photo above.
For more information, view the flier below.
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As we look forward to another season of baseball, here is a reminder from the MYAS Gopher State Baseball League...
As we all know the landscape of youth baseball in Minnesota has changed the last few years. We have all seen the emergence of several “club” or “academy” teams that have participated in fall leagues and in what we would consider out of season tournaments (August-March). We would just like to remind all local baseball Associations that we, as MYAS/Gopher State Baseball, still only recognize teams that originate from bonified local baseball Associations in our “regular season” of April through the end of July. Teams that participate in any MYAS baseball event during the regular season must come from a program that follows our MYAS/Gopher State Organization Guidelines. A link to those guidelines is directly below.
MYAS/Gopher State Organization Guidelines
These guidelines were established by Minnesota Youth Athletic Services in 1991, and we continue to support the philosophy of community/local Association baseball during the regular season. As our guidelines state, no All-Star or Renegade team will be allowed to play in any MYAS baseball events during the months of April through July.
We are asking that all of you are proactive with your local city, school district and/or parks and rec department and notify them of this situation in youth baseball right now. We hope they continue to respect the local community-based associations in regards to the use of their facility and support from your local City or School District.
MYAS/Gopher State is proud of how the youth baseball community is organized in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin and we want to be sure the pride for your local community baseball Association remains for many years to come.