SYBS helps Cuban baseball program

The following was written by Claude Barden, a former long-time coach, board member and general volunteer for SYBS.

Recently I had an opportunity to visit Cuba as part of a group on a music, art and agriculture learning effort. Knowing the Cuban community shared my passion for baseball, I reached out to SYBS to see if they wanted to help. With the help of Rich Michienzi and Chris Centurelli, we put together a team bag with new baseballs, softballs, hats, shirts and scorebooks. We also added quite a few gloves we had accumulated in the lost and found.

When we arrived in Cuba I was able to connect with a local group with help from our tour guide. The coaches and kids were delighted to receive our gift.

I've never had a moment that made me more proud to be associated with SYBS.

SYBS Scholarships awarded

Sachem Youth Baseball & Softball is proud to announce the recipients of the SYBS Scholarships for 2018. Rebecca Melaragni and Teddy Falkenberg were chosen from a group of highly qualified applicants to receive scholarships of $1000.00 each as they embark upon their collegiate careers this fall. They will be attending Merrimack College and UMass Amherst, respectively.

The SYBS Scholarship Fund was established by its Board of Directors, in November, 2010, with the mission of supporting and recognizing outstanding local baseball and softball players who have demonstrated strong academic performance, community service and dedication to our youth baseball and softball programs.

Applicants are encouraged to review application requirements and apply for 2019. The application form may be viewed and downloaded from our website.

Sachem Youth Baseball/Softball Association (SYBS) provides baseball and softball activities for Winchester children of the ages of 6 to 18, during the spring and summer seasons. SYBS is a not-for-profit organization that has been in existence since 1990. We are affiliated with Babe Ruth League, an international organization that serves over one million players in more than six countries and all fifty U.S. states.

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