2019 Bat-A-Thon

Our 13th annual GVLL Bat-A-Thon event (BAT) is scheduled to take place on Saturday May 11th. This is a one day hitting/fundraising event for certain participating divisions.  Personal and team prizes will be awarded for top donation results and hitting results in all divisions and get their name on our Bat-A-Thon hall of fame page.

Some traditional highlights and new wrinkles to this year’s BAT event...

- Exciting hitting contest!

The home run fences are brought in and each player gets 20 swings off of a pitching machine to try and get hits to score as many BAT points as possible.

- GVLL’s lone annual fundraising event!

All proceeds from this event go right back into our league and provides the funds needed for the continued site improvements, ever needed maintenance projects and upgrades at our King Rd complex.

- New prize options!

This year new prizes are being offered to all players who meet the minimum donation hurdle. We are offering a special edition personalized GVLL 60th Anniversary Great Valley Little League shirt to all players who meet the minimum $165 donation hurdle. There are also new awards being offered to top donation getters in each division.

We are holding a silent auction throughout the day!

There will be many exciting items to bid on such as signed sports memorabilia, game tickets, gift cards, sports camps and training opportunities, custom Chandler wood bats and so much more...Don't miss out! Bat-A-Thon participation is not required to come out and bid on the items.

- Partnership with the MLB Jr Home Run Derby Program 

Players from our baseball divisions will be qualifying for a regional event that makes them eligible for a hitting event at the MLB All Star game in July.

- Come out and enjoy the full day of fun events!

You’ll see some great hitting, eat at our expanded snack bar that will include grilled hamburgers, hot dogs and sausage sandwiches, and make that winning bid on that special silent auction item you always wanted!

Bat-A-Thon is always a super fun day for all of our players and league families but it is also an extremely important event for our Great Valley Little League as a whole.  We need all of our GVLL families involved to help make this year's BAT event the huge success that we know it CAN be and that we absolutely NEED it to be in 2019!

So, how can you help?

  1. If you are a family participating in the actual BAT hitting event, please do all that you can to meet your minimum goal of at least $165 (to qualify for the Easton Cage Jacket) in donations and hopefully even exceed that goal. Make sure your child plays a very active role in this solicitation of donations as it is a great opportunity for them to work hard on achieving a goal but it also gives them a much deserved sense of community and ownership in GVLL.

  2. Any family can also donate their time in helping run the event on Saturday. Our first teams are hitting at 8am and teams we won't stop until late afternoon. We have past GVLL families helping with our grilling station, board members with kids out of the league for years still active with GVLL working at this event and parents helping out wherever they can. We still need help at all 2 fields with much of the easy admin type work so please let us know if you can lend a hand even if just for an hour or two.

  3. Come to the complex that day and take in all the fun! We want our kids to hear big cheers with every hit they get. We also want all of you to enjoy the great food and place bids on these amazing items available for the silent auction. Just being there and enjoying the day will make a big difference and have it feel extra special for all of our kids. Who wouldn't want to hear crazy loud cheering as they drive a ball over a home run fence? Come see what our Bat-A-Thon event is all about. Grab something to eat, make some silent auction bids, cheer on the kids and have a ton of fun!

We hope to see you out there on Saturday May 11th. If you have any questions or would like to donate to the event in ANY way please contact our 2019 BAT Director, JP Kennedy at [email protected]. He will be happy to hear from you. Looking forward to a GREAT Bat-A-Thon and...GO GVLL!

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