2019 President’s Message
The 2019 Little League Baseball Season is upon us. On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, I want to extend a warm welcome to our returning baseball families as well as to all new families joining our League and our community.
At a time when children have many sports and activities to choose from, we are grateful so many families have decided to play baseball as part of Cambrian Park Little League. We are honored you chose us, and you have my commitment and that of every one of of our Board Members that we will do our best to make the CPLL experience a great one for your child.
What It’s All AboutThis is a special place. In fact, I would humbly argue no other youth sports organization in the Bay Area can match the welcoming community that we’ve been fortunate to build here. CPLL has served families here for more than half of a century, providing a positive environment for the development of sportsmanship, character, and athletic skill among our baseball youth. Our program puts an emphasis on fundamentals, participation, development, teamwork, safety, family involvement, and fun. All while developing an appreciation and love for the game of baseball. As a parent myself, I know what a thrill it is to see your child play for the first time and watch them grow and improve through the years. These are memories that we all will cherish and I am pleased that you too will enjoy watching your children learn baseball and grow as part of the CPLL family.
Who Makes It Happen
I would like to extend a big thank you to our hardworking Board Members. Their time, dedication, and sacrifice help make one of the most respected youth baseball leagues around. It is a job that involves a lot of work with little recognition. Without their efforts, our league would not be the special place that it is.
CPLL is 100% self-funded and 100% run by volunteers. It is our volunteers that make our League great and we call upon everyone to help out. Volunteering your time only goes to further the betterment of the players within our League, so please don’t be shy — just ask any Board member or coach, “How can I help?” Help comes in many forms and in roles from the very small to the much larger ones. Every bit matters. No matter how you volunteer, I am confident you will find it one of the most satisfying things you can do for all the kids who make our fields their second home over the coming months.
As a Little League we have only a few sources of income to cover all the equipment and other expenses associated with running our program. So it comes down to our parents, Board Members, and volunteers to both contribute whatever works for them and to put in the effort to raise funds for CPLL’s financial needs.
We have fantastic sponsors! As a non-profit community organization, we would not be able to maintain our tradition of excellence without the financial support of so many generous individuals and local businesses. Whether you sponsored a team, have a board on the field, plaque at your place of business, or made any other type of contribution, thank you so much for your donations. We get great feedback every year about not only the visibility that comes from a sponsorship, but also the impact of referrals and word-of-mouth from being part of the CPLL network. Please visit CPLLbaseball.org and check out our Opening Day Program for a list of our fantastic sponsors. As you see these sponsorships around the park and meet the great people behind them, please remember them and please consider spending your money with these great partners of CPLL .
Whether this is your first generation as a CPLL family member or your fourth, I want to thank you again for supporting us and for being a part of this special league. I look forward to a wonderful 2019 season.