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Jamaica Plain Regan Youth League - 50 years! 1969-2019

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As 2019 comes to a close, I am writing to ask for your support of the Jamaica Plain Regan Youth League (JPRYL).  Our 2020 season marked a major milestone – our 50th season!  In the last five decades we have provided tens of thousands of young people ages 5-18 with baseball and softball programs, and our league remains one of the most affordable and accessible leagues for youth recreation in Boston.  However, we need your help to keep our fees as low as possible so that all young people in our community have a chance to play for the next 50 years. 

As the weather gets colder, my mind turns to warm nights watching families and friends enjoy a game while eating pastelitos; to cheering on players while our teenage umpires, trained by Regan, confidently make calls and manage the games; to exciting, one-run championship games; and to the energy and passion of coaches determined to provide quality experiences and playing opportunities to their teams.  In 2019, the rain did it’s best to stop us, but despite the wettest spring I can remember 679 boys and girls played on 51 teams in spring 2019, and about 100 more played on 5 summer teams. We added a highly successful new Pony sub-division this year for 13-14 year olds and expanded our older Pony division to serve 16 year olds.  Led by more than 120 volunteer coaches who collectively donated thousands of hours of their time.  In 2019 these coaches took on new roles as volunteer field crews, spreading drying agent, raking and even pumping gallons of water off our fields in the wee hours of the morning just so our kids could play. JPRYL kept the fields of Jamaica Plain filled with excitement and energy from April through August.

Four years ago the League established the Dan Langdale Memorial Financial Aid and Scholarship Fund in honor of Dan Langdale, a lifelong baseball fan and friend of the League who passed away in 2014.  Since that time, the Langdale Fund has enabled JPRYL to provide hundreds of boys and girls the chance to learn the fun and discipline of playing a challenging sport and to experience a spirit of community among participants from diverse backgrounds. In 2019 alone JPRYL offered $6,340 in scholarships. This year's annual appeal maintains the tradition of the Langdale Fund by helping keep our fees as low as possible to ensure our programs are accessible to all children and youth of our community.

Please make a contribution by the end of the year in order to support financial aid for youth in our 2019 programs and to ensure that we can continue to offer quality baseball and softball for the next 50 years. Please make your tax deductible contribution on-line by clicking below. Or if you prefer you can mail a check to the Jamaica Plain Regan Youth League, PO Box 302418, Jamaica Plain MA 02130.

On behalf of all of our players and volunteers, thank you for your past and continued support.  We wish you a very happy, healthy new year and look forward to seeing your family on the ball fields for the 2019 season.

 P.S. Registration fees cover only about a third of the costs of operating the League, so thank you for considering a tax-deductible contribution again this year!


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