Monday, April 30, 2012

MPTLL Alumnus Is a Carolina Panther

Congratulations to Myers Park Trinity alumnus, Brenton Bersin, who has agreed to sign with the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted rookie free agent. Bersin was a wide receiver at Charlotte Latin School and Wofford College, the alma mater of Panthers owner Jerry Richardson. Wofford is also the team's training camp home.

Bersin played his Little League ball for Zan Copeland's Trinity team in 2001 and 2002. He is one of four former players from the 2001 MPTLL major league draft to have played college football, the others being Tate Bloomer (W&L), Davis Austin (Cornell) and Cody Keith (East Carolina). Best of luck to Bersin as he begins his pro career.

Friday, April 20, 2012

60th Anniversary Ceremonies on Saturday

MPTLL's opening ceremonies, which were postponed due to rain back in March, will take place this Saturday, April 21st at 11:30 am on Wade Field. All teams are asked to assemble in uniform by 11:15. Click here for the revised game schedule.

This year's ceremony is a special one because it marks our league's 60th anniversary. We have come a long way since the early summer days of 1952 when four teams joined together as the Myers Park Civitan League to compete on the Myers Park Grammar School playground. Our original charter shows how the league was organized and approved by Williamsport. Various Charlotte Observer articles provide accounts of how the action played out on the diamond.

1952 was a different time. Average annual wages were $3,800. A gallon of gas cost 20 cents and a new house cost $9,000. Kentucky Fried Chicken, the Today Show, Queen Elizabeth II, Holiday Inn and the passenger jet all made their debuts. Harry S. Truman was our President and the nation was at war in Korea.

After 60 years, Myers Park Trinity is thriving. We have grown from four teams to over 50, from one field to 11. We have a large group of dedicated volunteer coaches, grounds crew, concessions staff, Board of Directors and most importantly, devoted parents and players. We have much to celebrate.

So come on out to Randolph Park on Saturday and join us for opening ceremonies at 11:30 and try to catch a game or two. There's nothing quite like a Saturday at the fields. For more information on the story of our league, click on the History tab below.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Picture Day - Saturday, April 14

MPTLL Picture Day is this Saturday, April 14. Each team has been assigned a time slot to meet with the photographers at the picture location near the main batting cages at the upper fields. The schedule is HERE. Please have your team assembled in uniform and ready to begin prior to your scheduled time.

Things to know:

The league will provide every player with an 8x10 team picture at no additional charge. No order form or check is needed if you only want a team picture. Those will be distributed to each team in May.

Parents wishing to purchase individual photos of their child may purchase those during their team's picture time. The coaches have been instructed to collect order forms from the 3rd storage container at the center of the park and distribute them to their players before Saturday. If you do not get an order form, the photographers will have a few extras on site. Parents wanting individual pictures can make their selections on the order envelope and enclose a check to Classic Photography. Individual pictures will be sent to each family's home address.

Teams needing a makeup picture may do so prior to their weekday game, Mon-Thurs, April 16-19. Makeup times must be reserved through me - see the picture schedule for contact info. April 19 is the last possible day for makeup reservations. Please consider which players or coaches might be absent, as well as potential weather cancellations, before planning on a makeup picture.