Same Fun League…. Same Fun Baseball…. Brand New Name……..
Welcome to Manchester Cal Ripken formerly known as Manchester East Little League…
In August after a unanimous vote of our board of directors, MELL has decided to change from the Little League affiliation to Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth affiliation, as of January 2016. Although change is difficult we made this change for the betterment of the league and to provide more fun to our family of 250+ players.
We will still bleed orange and we will still be the familiar faces you have come to know.
Why did you change affiliation?
-to provide the game of baseball that more resembles baseball that the players will see once the graduate
-increased fun and entertaining baseball
What’s that mean for my child?
-Major division will see pitchers distance, first base path distance increased for safer play
-Farm Division will now be called “Rookie Division”
Will it cost more?
-No, Actually the Board is in the process of reviewing the Player costs and hope to provide a reduction in Fees
Will we still have the Best Concession Stand on the Planet?
-Back by popular demand the concession stand will remain the same, with new menu items added each season
What are the boundaries?
-Cal Ripken has granted us the whole City of Manchester to pull from
What’s the Difference between Little League and Cal Ripken?
Prepares kids for larger diamond for future play(i.e. leading, stealing, etc)
Safer play in the major division with larger diamond and extended pitcher’s mound
More opportunities for post season play
More opportunities for post season advancement; Do not have to win districts or states to advance, particularly if league is hosting a later tournament
Virtual Academy for all ages; Coaches resources are continually updated; Coaches and umpires Certified
Are the coaches and volunteers the same?
-Yes, with the exception of Members retiring and new members joining through our annual meetings we hope our whole family will be back in action
Manchester East Little League 2nd Annual Holiday Craft Fair Saturday, November 21, 2015 9:00am-2:00pm
Location for Fair:
St. Hedwig Church
180 Orange Street, Manchester, NH 03104
Our second annual East Little League Craft Fair will be held on November 21, 2015!
We would like to thank: St. Hedwig Church for allowing us to use their hall; the returning and new participants for signing up; and our volunteers for helping out in this effort.
East Little League benefits from the proceeds of the space rentals, admissions, and concessions. These funds will be used as part of a capital campaign to renovate our fields. Thank you for your support of this beneficial event!
Please complete and return the application form (FOUND IN OUR DOCUMENTS TAB) with a check payable to the Manchester East Little League (MELL) byOctober 1, 2015 which is the deadline for applications. Please include a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope if you wish to confirm receipt of your application or provide an email address so a confirmation letter can be sent via email to you.
After October 1, the Fundraising Committee will start a waiting list for booths. The spaces will be released in order theywere received once a cancellation occurs.
Once I receive your application, I will send you a CONFIRMATION email (if you do not have email, I will send a confirmationletter in the mail to you) confirming your space in our fair. Your space is NOT confirmed until you receive that confirmationemail/letter so if you do not receive a confirmation email/letter within a couple of weeks of mailing in your application,please email me.
The application, check made out to MELL (Manchester East Little League) and any questions or concerns should be addressed to: (you can also pay on line using our website, www.manchestereastll.org)
Craft Fair Coordinator Manchester East Little League 659 Lake Avenue
Cancellations must be made in writing by October 15th; email is acceptable. If your space or table can be filled from the wait list at the time of cancellation, your fee will be refunded. Crafters who fail to provide a written cancellation notice prior to the October 15 deadline will not be refunded. Exceptions will be made only in extenuating circumstances at the discretion of the coordinator.
You may begin to load in and set up at 6:00am the day of the fair. If you would like to load in the night before please let the coordinator know in your application. Volunteers will direct you from the Orange Street entrance of St. Hedwig Church. Please remain in your car until the volunteers are ready to assist you with load in. Volunteers will be available to empty your car and carry your items to your space under your direction. After unloading, please move your vehicle as soon as possible; volunteers will direct you where to park.
Volunteers will be available throughout the day to offer crafters short breaks. Volunteers will also sell refreshments and take lunch orders from our concession stand for delivery to your table.
All tables must be covered. We WELCOME Crafters and HOME Vendors (ie.Pampered Chef, PARTYLITE, THIRTY-ONE ETC) only. Only one representative from each of the home vendor companies will be allowed. Raffles and food sales like are not permitted. Because of space constraints no more than two individuals may staff the table/space, and children under 10 are not permitted to stay the entire day. Your table or space must be set up by 8:45am and remain staffed and set up until 2:00pm. There are chairs available, please indicate how many you would like (maximum two). This policy will be strictly enforced by the coordinator. Manchester East Little League and St. Hedwig Church are not responsible for any lost or damaged craft items.
Please let us know if you are able to display craft fair posters (8.5”x11”) in your neighborhood prior to the fair. Please let us know how many you would like by completing the question regarding posts on your craft fair application.
We are asking each crafter if you could donate one piece of your work for a raffle that we will be sponsoring on the day of the fair. This raffle will help us with our campaign to do work on our fields.
We look forward to your participation in our 2nd Annual East Little League Craft Fair. We are very excited about this event and look forward to your support.