SMILES Youth Baseball
SMILES Youth Baseball League will be on Fallenstein Field this season, on Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, May 1st – June 26th. Fallenstein Field is the Miracle League field in Caswell Park of North Mankato: map
Skills practice starts each Thursday at 6:00 with Color Guard presentation at 6:30, the ballgame starts at 6:35, lasting until 7:15 or 7:30, ending with social time until until 8:00.Cancellations or other changes will be decided by 4:00 Thursdays.
Call Jamie 507-345-7139 about baseball scholarships and extended dates to join the team: Registration Form Team Picture Night is Thursday, May 15th, and Awards Night is Thursday, June 26th. See the full calendar for baseball events: Calendar
9th Annual Electronics Recycling
SMILES Computer / Electronic Recycling Event was held May 2nd and 3rd. It was a great way to get rid of old computers and TV’s that take up space in closets or garages.
This year, SMILES is using the funds raised from the event to help Veterans with their technology needs. Their range of needs include cell phones and minutes, to iPads and computer training. SMILES works with area Veteran agencies to assist Veterans in this mission.
You might have seen the truck in the Madison East Center parking lot. The tax deductible donation fee for recycling is $.55/ lbs. The next Electronics Recycling event will be in September. Contact Howard at 507-345-7139 for more information or to volunteer.
Salute to Local Leadership:
The Council of Local Organizations for Volunteer Enhancement (CLOVE), is a membership organization that meets to discuss topics of interest to organizations with volunteers.
SMILES is just such an organization.
Recently, as part of CLOVE’s efforts to raise public awareness of the value of voluteering, SMILES volunteer Rain Cox was chosen for the “Salute to Local Leadership: article in the Mankato Free Press. Read more: Rain Cox
5% Campaign One of the critical disability related issues of the current legislative session is the need for rate increases in services for persons with disabilities. House File 2408 and Senate File 1993 are bills asking for a 5% increase in reimbursement rates for Home and Community Based Services, and money to pay for the increase.
Supported by advocates, professionals and individuals all across Minnesota these bills are co-authored or supported by many of our southern Minnesota House and Senate Representatives. Continued: 5% Campaign