Annual Oswego Little League Spaghetti Dinner and Registration To Be Held February 16th at Oswego Elk’s Lodge

Christian Gioia (left), third baseman for VFW this past season, tags out Cole Shurtleff of Vona’s Restaurant during an Oswego Little League Majors Division quarterfinal playoff game at Lagoe Field. The 2012 season will kick off with the Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Player Registration at the Oswego Elks Lodge on Tuesday, February 16th, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. ({Photo courtesy of the Palladium Times).

Oswego, NY – Play Ball! The 2012 baseball season for Oswego Little League will kick off with the Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Player Registration at the Oswego Elks Lodge on Thursday, February 16th, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.

This year’s event is being hosted by Little League supporter and Oswego businessman John Bosco.

“We are very excited to kick off our 57th season of Oswego Little League Baseball,” said Tim Murphy, president of Oswego Little League. “And, we hope our young players and their families will join us on February 16th to continue a proud Oswego summer tradition.”

According to Murphy, Oswego Little League offers seven divisions of organized youth baseball for all boys and girls, ages 5 through 16, including the Challenger Division, for players with special needs. Registration fees vary for each division and are listed on the league’s web site.

Children residing within the boundaries of the Oswego City School District are eligible to register with Oswego Little League. Registrants are required to provide proof of age, verification of residence inside the League’s boundary, and provide a signed copy of the Medical Release form.

Volunteer forms are also available. Oswego Little League currently has a need for many new volunteers, to fill several positions of need. Managers, coaches and team parents are needed. League volunteers are also needed for concession, field maintenance, scorekeepers, and umpires.

The required forms and instructions are available now at www.oswegolittleleague.com, and may be filled out in advance, or at the registration tables on February 16th.

Spaghetti dinners will be available for eat in or take out. Dinners are priced at $10.00 for adults, and $8.00 for ages 12 and under. Delivery of dinners may be arranged for groups that have to work that evening.  Pre-sale tickets are available from any Board Member.

There will be an additional opportunity to register in person on Saturday, February 18th, from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm, at the Oswego YMCA Armory Building.  Player registrations can also be submitted by mail, as outlined on the league’s web site.

Oswego Little League is a fun and safe environment for your children to learn and play baseball. Register by March 1st to reserve a roster spot.

Further information and assistance is available by e-mailing [email protected].

Little League, founded in 1939 in Williamsport, Pa., is the world’s largest youth sports program with more than 2.8 million children and 1 million volunteers in more than 100 countries.