The Mason Youth Baseball Board has been actively planning and preparing for the 60th year of baseball in Mason. Registration has begun and will continue until March 22. Registration cost is only $35, if completed and paid by March 4. March 4 – March 16, registration will be $45 per child. March 17-22 registration will be $50 per child. After the week of skills testing and team drafts (March 19-22), no registrations will be accepted. Scholarships are available for families who need assistance with registration fees. Please contact any MYB Board member if your family has a need or you know a child who may need a scholarship. A new opportunity being offered this year is Junior Ball, for 3 and 4 year olds. Junior Ball will introduce young children to the concepts of baseball; however, no gloves will be used and the ball will be larger. The registration fees for Junior Ball are $25, $30, and $35, depending on date of registration. Mason Youth Baseball, Inc. was officially granted nonprofit status in August 2011. We are now eligible for various grants and have plans for upgrades and improvements to the ball fields. The front baseball field has been hydro-seeded and a solid foundation of thick green grass is expected. In addition, MYB, Inc. is building a visitor dugout on the softball field to match the beautiful new home plate dugout, which was completed by the Puncher Club earlier this winter. Our goals, entitled “PROJECT 2015,” include new bleachers for the baseball fields, an upgraded sound system, new scoreboards, a sprinkler/irrigation system, a new concession stand with bathrooms, and a play-scape for young children. It is the goal of the Mason Youth Baseball Board to have these projects completed by the 2015 season. We sincerely appreciate the contributions that we have begun to receive from businesses, as well as individuals, in the Mason community. If you are interested in making a donation or sponsoring a team for the 2012 season, please contact any Mason Youth Baseball Board member. You can also find us on Face Book or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. MYB will hold a Hamburger Cookout on the square in front of the Odeon, on Sunday March 4 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. You can get a meal deals for $6, which includes a hamburger, chips and a drink. A registration table will be set up and this will be the last day to register at the early registration rate of only $35! So come on out and support Mason Youth Baseball and get your kids registered to play. We hope this 60th anniversary year will be our best season ever!