Greetings from the Balzer and Baggerly Snack Shacks!
The Snack Shacks at Balzer and Baggerly are a critical part of LGLL, both financially (yes, they are money makers) and from a player morale perspective (the kids love the Snack Shack). Because the Snack Shack provides an important source of revenue to help offset operating expenses, such as field maintenance and equipment, the goal is to always have coverage so the Snack Shacks remain open for business for all scheduled games.
It is the League’s goal to limit Snack Shack volunteer requirements to two shifts per player, so everyone’s help will be needed. Working in the Snack Shack is a great way for parents to meet each other. However, please note that volunteering is to be done by ballplayer parents only. For safety and security reasons adults outside the immediate family may not work a parent’s shift to fulfill the family’s volunteer obligation. Under certain conditions teenager 12 and older can assist while there is an adult working. Teenage volunteer shifts need to be approved by the Concessions Director prior to sign up
T-Ball, A, AA – One person on each team will be responsible for ensuring that each family on their team has signed up and completed their volunteer requirements. Requirements are 2 shifts per player. Shifts include Snack Shack, Evaluation Day, Opening Day, Team Manager, Team Coach, Team Coordinator. They will report any family that has not completed their volunteer requirements to the Concessions Director.
AAA, Majors - One person on each team will be responsible for ensuring that each family on their team has signed up and completed their volunteer requirements. Requirements are 2 shifts per player. Shifts include Snack Shack, Evaluation Day, Opening Day, Team Manager, Team Coach, Team Coordinator. They will report any family that has not completed their volunteer requirements to the Concessions Director.
In addition to tracking volunteer shifts for their team, the TC for AAA and Majors will be responsible for opening and/or closing the Snack Shack. The home team TC for first game of the day opens the Snack Shack, and the home team TC for the last game of the day closes the Snack Shack. There will be a brief meeting at the beginning of the season to outline opening and closing procedures.
PRE-SEASON SNACK SHACK TICKET SALES: The League encourages strong participation in Snack Shack pre-season ticket sales. Tickets are $1 each and are now available to purchase all at once for the entire baseball season. We recommend that each team purchase the equivalent of 2 tickets per player per game (a total of $400-$500 worth of tickets per team). Pre-sales help the League financially, as it ensures a strong income from both Snack Shacks, which then gets funneled into field and equipment maintenance, practice field improvements, and other League activities.