Happy New Year! We wanted to take this opportunity to review 2016, and to invite each of you to keep up with us by visiting our website, www.silvercreekathleticassociation.com and our Facebook Page.
In 2016, SCAA hosted, sponsored and supported 14 different teams playing in 7 different leagues- Penn Jersey, Palisades Area Girls Softball, Bushkill Valley, Connie Mack, the National Club Baseball Association, Eastern Lehigh Valley and the Lehigh Valley MSBL. Our facility hosted 114 home games, our teams played in at least the same number of away games and many practices were hosted in Springtown. Our teams included players ranging from 5 years old to 45 and over.
Our Picnic Grove was the site of 24 events hosted by private and community members including Springfield Township’s Community Day, our 14th Annual Father's Day Car Show and the return to a former Silver Creek tradition, the Spring Carnival.
SCAA was accepted by Palisades School District as an Authorized Agency in their Volunteer Service Experience Program. Our location and volunteer projects can be submitted by students to satisfy the school district’s graduate service requirements.
In addition to many hours spent coaching and planning, our volunteers hosted breakfasts, made hoagies, sold Lucky Lottery Calendars and worked our snack stands and central kitchen.
Improvements to the facility that were completed in 2016 include:
*Improvements to Fields #2 and #3 to improve drainage and infields
*New Dugout Benches for #1 and #2
*Painting and Restoration of our swing set to complement our new playground-finished in 2015
*Installation of 320 feet of split rail fence to serve as parking guides during
large events such as car shows and the carnival
*Installation of 620 feet of outfield fence on Field #1, “the Legion Field”
*Purchase and restoration of 2 new park benches during the UBCTS auction-to be installed this spring
In 2017, we will celebrate our “Official” 50th Anniversary. If you ask a hundred Silver Creek folks about the beginning, you will not only be thoroughly entertained, but you will also get a thousand answers about who, what, where, when, why and how it all started. Most importantly, you will hear about generous donations of time, expertise, money and hard work by generations of area families who made “a place for the kids and for our families” a priority during the last 50+ years.
2017’s Major Volunteer and Development Events are:
Spring Carnival 5/17-5/20
*Wednesday, May 17, 2017 6:00-10:00 pm
*Thursday, May 18, 2017 6:00-10:00 pm
*Friday, May 19, 2017 6:00-10:00 pm – Fireworks Night
*Saturday, May 20, 2017 4:00-10:00 pm
15th Annual Father’s Day Car Show is Sunday 6/18/17
*Sunday, June 18, 2017 8:00-3:00 pm
Under consideration for 2017 pending finances and volunteers:
*Reinforcing 334 feet of posts and rails of Field #1’s Left Field Line, painting and installation of new anodized fencing
*Purchase of Yellow Fence Topper for the new outfield fence on Field 1
*Prep and Painting of Grove Buildings including the kitchen and restrooms
*Re-siding the Beverage Cooler Building and Pavilion
*Aeration of all Outfields and Sidelines to improve grass and evaporation
*Increased Signage to identify the facility
Please contact us with general questions at email@example.com to discuss how you might want to help with these projects. We also have Lucky Lottery Calendars for $25 and Field Banners to advertise your business for $150 to help subsidize our plans.
The SCAA Board meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month. Here is to a Bright New Year in 2017 and thank you for your family’s hard work-in the past, during the present and to serve the future.
SCAA Officers, Trustees and Coaches
Silver Creek Athletic Association
2943 Route 212 GPS: Please use Hellertown, PA 18055
P.O. Box 165 firstname.lastname@example.org
Springtown, PA 18081 www.silvercreekathleticassociation.com