The Nominations Committee is currently seeking recommendations from within the OHYSA community for volunteers interested in running for open board positions. The committee will be conducting a series of interviews with potential candidates in anticipation of presenting a slate for elections. If you are interested, or believe their is somebody that would be a great addition to the board, please contact Stephen Bega by Friday, April 24th. Potential candidates must be current Association members.
What's this annual Carnival & BBQ Cook-off you keep hearing about? Well, in a nutshell, it's a way we raise money for the league, while everyone has a lot of fun! But what exactly are we talking about? Here's the lowdown.
When does it start?
It's basically an all afternoon and evening shindig. You can come and go as you please, although many people tend to find a place to "make camp" and spend the entire evening at the fields. To give you a general idea of what to expect:
3PM to 6PM - Carnival will be setup on Mustang 2 with a variety of inflatables for all the kids (and maybe even adults?) to enjoy. Vendor provided attendants will be on site.
11:30AM to 4:45PM - BBQ Judging under the big tent. Judging will be staggered by category, with results announced later in the evening for all categories.
5PM to ?? - BBQ Eating! The line forms there! Get your plate and pile that sucker high. Roam the different teams' stations and see what they have on offer. Make sure you place your Hospitality vote for your favorite team before you leave!
How much is this going to cost me?
$10 for playing age kids, teens & adults - basically anyone 5 & up. This gets you a wristband. The wristband gets you unlimited access to all the carnival rides (yeah, I know, most of us are a LITTLE old for that. Or ARE we?) AND a BBQ plate dinner featuring chicken done right, sides and a drink. And you can sample from all the booths!
Seriously? I don't remember doing that before!
Well, you DID you just may not have realized it. Instead of hitting you up for $120 team baskets or team donations or silent auction bids or manning a ticket table or buying an $8 plate ticket, we need everyone to buy a wristband to get in on the fun times. $10/wristband = food, fun, music, good times. That's pretty reasonable, right?
Okay, so what else do I get for my money?
You get to spend time with the best people in southwest Austin. You get to listen to music (and maybe even do some karaoke later in the evening). You get a solid 5 hours of fun (although us old-timers know it's really more like 12 hours of fun!) without even having to watch your kid play ball! And you will get the pleasure of knowing that your dollars are going to continue making Oak Hill the awesome place it is!
What is this I hear about a Softball Tournament for the old 'uns?
Oh yeah. We have that too. AND we still have rooms for more teams. So if you are looking to play grab a bunch of folks and get a team together. Games will start Saturday late afternoon and we'll play until there's a winning team. There shall be only one! Entry fee per team is $250. Max roster of 17. Minimum 4 girls playing defense and batting. Players have to be (1) parents or legal guardians of registered players (2) board approved Head Coaches and Priority Assistant Coaches (3) Umpires/Board Members/Commissioners/League Officials/Association Members (4) 18 years of age.
I still have questions about this carnival thing. Who should I talk to about that?