* * * Home Run Corner * * *
Congratulations to the following players who have hit Over-the-Fence Home Runs!!!
Tell Us About Your Home Run!
Stephanie Cowles Trophy Awarded
May 13, 2016 3:00pm
Congratulations to the 2016 Stephanie Cowles Award Recipient Briana Arteaga! The trophy was presented to Ms. Arteaga following the 14U championship by 2015 recipient Briana Rubalcava.
Vote for Board Members This Weekend
May 13, 2016 3:00pm
Come out to vote for next year's board members. We will be at the park (by the snackbar) at the following times to complete the voting:
Saturday, May 14, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday, May 16, 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Dick's All-Star Baseball and Softball Appreciation Shop Days
May. 8, 2016 10:00pm
With the excitement of the All-Star season and the Memorial Day holiday right around the corner, Dick’s Sporting Goods, is inviting league members as well as friends and family to their upcoming All-Star Baseball and Softball Appreciation Shop Day Event Weekend. The event will be held on May 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th in the Southern California Dick's Sporting Goods store locations. COYBSA league members will have access to the 20% off discount throughout the entire store.
See the flyer for more information.
Volunteers Make the World Go Round
May. 9, 2016 7:00pm
We can't stop Mother Nature, so a big thanks goes out to all those you volunteered numerous hours on Saturday morning to make sure all the playoff games could be played.
Equipment Turn-in and Sponsor Plaque Pickup
May 5, 2016 10:00pm
Sponsor plaques will be handed out this Saturday at the park between 11AM - 1PM. If you have any questions, please contact Casey Hempel.
Equipment can be turned in at the following times:
- Saturday, May 7: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
- Wednesday, May 11: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
- Saturday, May 14: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
All equipment must be clean when returned (cleaning supplies will be provided at turn in, if needed). If any equipment is missing, a fine will be due in the amount the league was charged.
Volunteers Needed...Be a COYBSA Board Member!
Apr. 24, 2016 7:00pm
Volunteers are needed to run this show in 2017!
We will be accepting applications during the next week for those who wish to join the COYBSA Board of Directors for the upcoming season, and we will vote for new board members shortly. Please contact a current board member at the snackbar this week if you wish to submit applications in person, have questions, or need additional information. Otherwise, you can submit an application online using the Board Member Application link at the left or here.
Don't be shy...we don't bite. So sign up, and help us, help your kids, and help the COYBSA community in 2016-2017!
Playoff Schedules Posted
April 22, 2016 10:30pm
The 2016 playoff schedules have been posted. Check the links on the right sidebar frequently for updates (or click here for baseball or softball).
April 15, 2016 10:30am
There have been some incidents of unacceptable behavior with our snack bar volunteers. While performing your volunteer shifts, please be responsible and respectful of your coworkers and patrons. Further, for all involved, please arrive on time, provide your buyout, or make arrangements with a responsible person 16yrs or older to cover your shift.
In Memory, Maggie Rodriguez
Mar. 24, 2016 10:00pm
COYBSA is encouraging our community to support a fundraiser to raise money for the family and grandchildren of Maggie Rodriguez, who sadly passed away last Friday, March 18, 2016. All donations will go to her three children and nine grandchildren to help with any future living expenses and children's activities that she supported prior. Click here, https://www.gofundme.com/rodriguezblessings, to show your support.
For those of you who did not know her she was a fixture in the COYBSA community with grandchildren in both our baseball and softball leagues. The following is an excerpt from a letter written by our VP of Operations, Mario Guerrero, a good friend of her's and coach to her son.
She was diagnosed with terminal cancer last year and kept this diagnosis under wraps until this past week, when her condition rapidly deteriorated. Many of you, especially those of you that have been blessed with the privilege of coaching and/or managing one of these upstanding kids, know what a remarkable woman and what a beautiful person Maggie is. I, myself, can personally attest to this, as I have had the privilege of managing and coaching Chris for many years, both during the regular season and during the All-Star season, including last year. She, because of personal circumstances, has become the legal guardian to these four children and has literally sacrificed everything for the sake and betterment of her grandchildren. In addition to working a full-time job in LA, she would be seen running around, dropping off each of the kids to their practices and attending all of their games. Away from CO, she would take the kids to their other activities, Boy Scouts, Young Marines, Dance, etc. Many of these activities overlapped with baseball and softball. All the while, doing so without a complaint in the world, other than she was tired for the day. But despite her ridiculously busy schedule, she always would have a smile on her face, engage in friendly and amicable conversation, and even go out of her way just to say ‘hi’ to people she had befriended, even if it meant walking over to the opponent’s bleachers to do so. My mom mentioned how Maggie had just come over to say ‘hi’ to her when their respective granddaughters were facing each other in an 8u game a couple of weeks ago. Bottom line is, she is a completely wonderful person with a gentle soul and a heart of gold. Maggie is the type of parent/grandparent that our league needs more of. Not concerned at all with the W’s and the L’s…but simply the betterment and benefit of her kids as people. My special request to all of you is to keep Maggie and these genuinely great kids in your thoughts and prayers. Like my Nana would always tell me…”Mijo, we just have to pray and leave it in God’s hands.”
Thank you and God Bless,
Snackbar Volunteer Schedule is Now Available
Mar. 9, 2016 6:00am
The schedule for volunteers to work in the snack bar is now available here.
Coaches, Team Parents, and Scorekeepers...
Feb. 29, 2016 8:00pm
Note to all coaches, team moms, and scorekeepers...now that games are underway, please remember to update your game's final score as soon as possible following the contest using the Report a Score link on the navigation bar.
Feb. 27, 2016 5:00pm
Thanks to everyone for coming out to our opening day celebration! We know there were a few snags getting here, but overall it was a great success, and we hope everyone had fun. A special thanks goes out to our guests and speakers...
- Madeline Barnes (Glendora High School/Family members played in COYBSA), National Anthem
- John King, Mayor, City of Covina Mayor
- Adrian De Horta, AZL Padres (San Diego Padres), South Hills H.S. ('13)
And finally, congratulations to all of the winners from our raffles and giveaways. Prize winners will be contacted by phone as soon as possible, and we will post the winners on the webpage shortly, so check back here for more information.
$500 REWARD OFFERED
June 14, 2011 9:00pm
Help protect our park! STOP vandals from destroying our community.
Charter Oak Youth Baseball and Softball Association (COYBSA) is offering a $500 REWARD for the arrest and conviction of the taggers responsible for the damage done to Charter Oak Park and the surrounding neighborhood.
If you have information or tips, please call 661-294-3544.