COVID-19

Undoubtedly our lives are all at least a little different than only a month ago because of the COVID-19 virus.  In an effort to continue open communications in these uncertain times, the Mount Horeb Softball Board and our Youth Coordinators would like to provide the following updates and information:

Calendar Raffle Fundraiser:
After much discussion by the Softball Board we have decided that we will NOT be completing our annual calendar raffle fundraiser this year.  For those who have already bought tickets we thank you for your generosity, but your money will be returned.  Our strong suggestion and hope is that people who had or would have bought ticket(s) this spring, please consider donating that money if you are financially able to a local need.  We are suggesting a couple options:

  1. Donate directly to a charitable cause in the community such as the Mount Horeb Food Pantry, the School Meal Program, or adding it as a tip to a local restaurant when you pick up a carryout.

–or–

  1. You can donate the money to the MHSC, and the Club will make a contribution to a deserving charity within the Mount Horeb Community on all our behalves.  (to be very clear, MHSC will not keep any of this money, 100% will be donated to those in need)

Whatever you decide, we encourage everyone to support as many local businesses as possible and specifically those companies that support us:  https://mohosoftballclub.com/oursponsors/

Apparel Order:
We have had a tremendous response to our spring apparel order.  We have extended the deadline to place orders until Tuesday, March 31st at noon to allow those who have had their schedules disrupted to still place an order if they choose.  If you placed an order and are now feeling a financial pinch, please reach out to one of the board members and we will work out a plan.  If you should have any questions please reach out to Marah at marahselegantbridal@gmail.com.   Please, also know that the prices listed in the store are at cost, the MHSC continually strives to provide the best value for our loyal families and hopes to encourage as many people as possible to dress with Softball Pride😊

The link to the apparel store is:   https://mhsoftball2020.itemorder.com/sale

Summer Youth Program:
As we all work to navigate this unprecedented situation, the MHSC Board and Youth Coordinators will not make any predictions or rash decisions on what our youth summer season will bring.  Please, be patient as we wait to see what our government, school, youth leagues, and surrounding communities decide in the coming months.  In the meantime, we encourage your youth to play in the yard, throw a ball, practice pitching drills, or simply exercise to stay in shape.  Please know that there is still work occurring in the background by our dedicated group of volunteers to ensure that if/when the season starts that we will be ready!

Certainly, if the season is cancelled refunds of registration and jersey monies will be made.  Regardless if the season should happen or not, if you should find yourself in a situation where your registration and jersey money is needed to help you weather this storm, please let any of the officers or youth coordinators know and your fee will be refunded without question.

Our thoughts go out to all those who are suffering physically, mentally or financially due to this pandemic.  We are but a very tiny part of what is going on right now around all of us, but rest assured our goal is to put teams on the field if at all possible.  We thank you for your support of the MHSC and hope and pray for good health for everyone!

Important Info – Youth Softball Eval – Sunday, March 8th

Due to the number of participants at each age division, please note the following evaluation time slots for the Youth Softball Evaluation:

By Grade

  • 2nd & 3rd Graders:  4:15PM to 5:15PM
  • 4th & 5th Graders:  5:30PM to 6:30PM
  • 6th, 7th & 8th Graders:  6:45PM to 7:45PM

Please have your player to the High School Aux Gym 15 minutes prior to the start time to get signed-in, warmed-up and ready to go on time.  If the new time slot doesn’t work for your player, you can bring them to the previously scheduled time slot.

Thanks!

February Meeting

Hello Softball Families!!!
Youth clinics and evaluations are right around the corner and the high school season is about a month and a half away!!!  Excitement is building and we hope you can join us at our monthly club meeting on February 10, 2020, 7 PM at Culvers.  See you there!!

R&R Doors to the rescue!

A big thank you to R&R Doors for installing the overhead door on our new storage shed!  Their generous donation came just in time to beat the snowy weather!  Once again we are so fortunate to have so many amazing corporate sponsors!  Go Mount Horeb Softball Nation!!

2019 Softball Club Accomplishments

Happy New Year!  The Mount Horeb Softball Club has had many successes and firsts this past year that we wanted to share.  Following is a list of just a few things we have accomplished in no particular order:

  1. Seven youth teams played this summer – up one team from 2018!
  2. Two youth fall ball teams
  3. Two Tournament Teams:  U10 and U12
  4. New varsity head coach Jeramie Holman!
  5. Began a pitching incentive program – K-Club
  6. Varsity and JV High School Team (there was not enough players for a JV team the previous year)
  7. High school teams had three event nights:  Youth, parents/grandparents, and senior night
  8. First year of our youth volunteer program (VIP) – 76% of the families met the volunteer requirements – what a great participation by our families!!
  9. Successful calendar raffle fundraiser by our high school and youth players
  10. Volunteered at football concession stand as well as cotton candy and snow cone sales at the Homecoming game
  11. Cotton candy and snow cone stand at Norsk Anniversary summer event
  12. Had an expanded offering at concession stand – walking tacos and nachos
  13. Upgraded concession stand:  replaced microwave, bought new table, and added new accessories/utensils.
  14. New sidewalk – MHASD paid for this – we are now ADA accessible to both fields!
  15. New backstop fencing and bracing at Field #1 (American Fence)
  16. New concrete and field gates at Field #2 (Finks Paving and American Fence)
  17. New Storage Shed (Finks Paving, Hellenbrand Custom Construction, Brings Building & Jet Crete, R&R Doors, and Dave Jones, Inc.)
  18. Softball Club was on TV – TV-W aired a short clip about our club
  19. Had an awesome float in the Frolic parade and large group of youth handed out merchandise
  20. Continued our Chamber of Commerce membership
  21. Received a generous grant from Mt Horeb Rotary
  22. 2019 Revenue:  $38,162  /   2019 Expenditures:  $37,630

A huge thank you to all of sponsors, volunteers, committee members, and board members who make everything possible.  In addition to celebrating these tangible achievements, we will never forget to celebrate the individual accomplishments and firsts of our youth – that first hit, the first home run, the first inning pitched, and for some the first practice and the first game.

Thank you to all who have made this past year a success, and may we never lose sight of these personal accomplishments.  We are proud of all our youth players!!  Here’s to an amazing 2020.  Go Mount Horeb Softball Nation!!

Softball Club Officer Announcement

Thank you to those who braved the cold to attend our annual meeting last week.  As part of this meeting we elected three members to officer roles.  This year Eric Swiggum has been re-elected to the Vice President role.  Doug Fischer is our new treasurer and Jeff Mester has stepped into the Advisor #2 position.  We thank Eric for his continued involvement at all levels and welcome our two new officers.  We look forward to working with them to continue to build the softball program.  We would also like to thank Holly Kellesvig for her outstanding work as the outgoing club treasurer.  She is stepping off the board after completing her two-term limit in this role.  Holly is a founding member of our club as well as a generous corporate sponsor.  Also, a big thank you to Barry Larson, who is stepping back from the board to allow him to focus more time on his critical Youth Coordinator role within the Club.  If you have or had a daughter in the youth program in the last several years you know the amount of time Barry puts in to making everything run smoothly.  Thanks to all of you for your past and future contributions!!!