Cedar Hill Baseball Concession Stands
A ll is quiet at this time in regard to little league baseball in Cedar Hill. But come the end of March 2015, Valley Ridge Park in Cedar Hill will be a beehive of activity as the 2015 spring baseball season begins. Opening day is scheduled for the weekend of March 21st and will continue through June 28th with the culmination being the Little League World Series the last week of June, 2015.
Operating the concession stands in Cedar Hill at the request of the Cedar Hill Baseball Association is a privilege and a money making proposition for the Cedar Hill Baseball Association and the Knights of this council. Last year during the spring baseball season we attended more than 500 games and Knights worked approximately 1,800 man/hours to serve food and drinks to players, coaches, parents and fans. For sure, this activity is the number one fund raiser for the council; but does not come without a lot of volunteer hours.
To put some perspective on the magnitude of this effort, during the spring baseball season in 2012, volunteer Knights served approximately:
- 2,500 hot dogs
- over 10,000 drinks
- 1,800 nachos
- 1,500 French Fries
- 630 pickles and
- over 2,000 pickle pops
Games were held on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings beginning at 6:00PM and all day Saturday starting at 8:00AM. Jim Richardson headed the Monday night team, Dick Bates the Tuesday night team and Frank Salazar the Thursday night team. Ed O’Brien opened the concession stand every Saturday morning.
During the 4 tournaments about 60 different Knights worked at different times to make this year a success. During the five day World Series in 2012 the Knights had sales in excess of $20,000. Knights have been operating these concession stands for the past 5 years. We will need many volunteer Knights again this coming year.
Watch this site for an opportunity to help as the next season draws near.
CEDAR HILL BALLPARK LOCATIONS
The Knights of Columbus Council 8157 operates the park concession stands for the Cedar Hill Baseball Association at the following locations:
Cedar Hill Valley Ridge Baseball Complex
2850 Park Ridge Drive, Cedar Hill, TX. 75104
Cedar Hill Community Center Park
1740 Mansfield Road, Cedar Hill, TX. 75104
Cedar Hill Dot Thomas Park
1401 S. Clark Road, Cedar Hill, TX. 75104
Cedar Hill Parkerville Fields
501 W. Parkerville Road, Cedar Hill, TX. 75104
Baseball Concessions Director
Allen Reitmeier is the Knight who coordinates all the activities involving the operation of the concession stands. Allen, the recipient of the 2010 Knight of the Year award has been a Knight since November 2007 when he was invited to a Knights of Columbus insurance meeting where Bob Foster handed him his first Form 100. Allen became an active Knight right away by helping with the baseball concessions and finally taking it over in the Fall of 2008. Allen was instrumental in attaining the Cedar Hill concessions and has been the main contributor to its success. A lot of hard work goes into planning, running and organizing this highly successful money-maker and is one of the key reasons for the success of our Council. Allen also started the Awareness committee to increase communication in our council. In just over three years this project became an enormous success producing thirteen newsletters and dozens of articles, some published in the Texas Catholic and Columbia Magazine. What started out as a simple tool of communication has blossomed into a media mecca where everyone can read about all of our service program activities, upcoming events, etc., and this has been instrumental in new member recruitment. Allen is a Newsletter and Website Copy Writer, and he manages our Email List database.
Andy Goza, Purchasing Manager
Among his countless responsibilities in our council Andy is also in charge of purchasing food and supplies for the concession stands.
Greg Warr, Financial Manager
Greg is the budgeting money man.
Maintenance Manager (OPEN)
We’re looking for one Knight to become our Maintenance Manager – someone to handle any equipment and maintenance issues at the concession stands. If interested call 214-850-3602 or send email.
Jim is the man in charge of scheduling for the concession stands. Jim will be sending e-mails to every Knight that can potentially contribute some time to help our Council run the concession stands. The Knights of Columbus asks that each Knight receiving one of these e-mails give Jim the courtesy of responding as soon as possible so as to give him time to find a replacement if you cannot work a particular shift.
The fall little league baseball season finished with a “thud”. The last two tournaments were cancelled – one due to weather and another due to lack of interest. And so now the concessions stands will be idle until the Spring season which will begin the last weekend in March. During the fall season we attended… Each year, Council 8157 chooses a Knight of the Year and each year an article is published in our newsletter stating the reasons why this person was chosen. It has recently been brought to our attention that an article for Allen Reitmeier, Knight of the Year for 2010 was never written, probably because Allen, who…
The fall little league baseball season finished with a “thud”. The last two tournaments were cancelled – one due to weather and another due to lack of interest. And so now the concessions stands will be idle until the Spring season which will begin the last weekend in March. During the fall season we attended…
Each year, Council 8157 chooses a Knight of the Year and each year an article is published in our newsletter stating the reasons why this person was chosen. It has recently been brought to our attention that an article for Allen Reitmeier, Knight of the Year for 2010 was never written, probably because Allen, who…