EBSA Opens Registration for 60th Season
EBSA Celebrates 60th Year
Opens Registration for the 2013 Season
EBSA founded in 1953
60 years ago Evanston Baseball and Softball Association began as a youth sports organization (under its previous name, Evanston Youth Baseball Association) and has continuously provided opportunities for Evanston youth to learn and enjoy baseball and softball ever since. Today, it is the largest and oldest nonprofit youth sports organization in Evanston annually serving over 1,400 boys and girls ages 5-14 through its youth baseball and softball programs.
"We are very proud of being able to continue to provide the opportunity to learn and play baseball and softball to generations of boys and girls in Evanston. We now have grandparents who played in our organization watching their grandkids play- that says a lot about the quality and legacy of our organization and all the people throughout the years who have volunteered" said EBSA President, Steve Brown.
EBSA is entirely run by volunteers and operates spring, summer, and fall leagues as well as travel baseball and softball teams. The organization estimates that in all the leagues combined over 160 teams play in excess of 1,350 games from April through October.
$60 for 60
EBSA maintains as a core value the policy that every child plays regardless of their ability to pay. Each year the league provides over $25,000 in scholarships, according to Greg Clarke, VP Sponsorship and Communication. This year, in celebration of its 60th year, EBSA is asking families who can support the league to do so through its “$60 for 60” campaign which is an option on its online registration form. “It is important as a community-based, volunteer organization that every child who wants to play has the opportunity to play and that we have the resources to provide the most opportunity for the community,” he added.
2013 Registration Opens
Registration for the 2013 baseball and softball season is now open on the EBSA website:
On the website there is information on how to apply for scholarships.
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EBSA’s mission is “To teach Evanston's young people the skills, values, and just plain fun of baseball and fast pitch softball. “