• Who we are.

     The Bonnie Youth Club, a year round youth program, uses baseball as a vehicle to capture young people’s  (ages 5-21) interest.  Our educational program, “Support, Service and Success,” guides our student/athletes  so that they may find the high schools and colleges that best suit their needs.  Our “Bonnie Success Pages” are  the stories of our student/athletes successes.

    Founded in 1949

    The Bonnie Youth  Club was founded in 1949 by Al Bonnie Sr. and his two sons, Al Jr. and Joe.  It has since developed into New York City’s finest sandlot baseball organization that helps develop youth into outstanding adults.

    Bonnie Bulletin Board:

    Bonnie’s Mourn the loss of Kyle Williams!

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    The Bonnie Youth Club mourns the passing of  Kyle Williams. His twin brother, Kelly, passed away two years ago.  See the article lower down on the Bulletin Board bout Kelly.  Above is a picture of the twins with Skip Gordon in the middle.  We send our condolences to the William’s family.

    We also reprinted what Skip posted on Kyle’s FB page.

    Skip Gordon: “Damn this is crazy. You guys were like big brothers to me. I’ve known you my whole life from Bonnies to St. Vincent to Prime time to Christ the King to Delaware State you guys were always there to show me the ropes. I aways looked up to you and was so happy when we became like brothers in College. I have been at a lost for words, but my prayers go out to your parents who played a major part in the man I am today. I smile a little knowing that the dynamic duo is together again in a better place, but cry knowing the world is short 2 Great Men. I love you guys and I know that you will be looking over me. #RIPkyle #RIPkelly #Brotherfromanother I love you Betty I love you Arty I love you Missy — with Kyle Williams and Kelly M Williams.”

     

    Jerry Katzke:  Inducted into the New York State Hall of Fame

    November 13, 2016 in Troy, New York

     

     

     

     

    Great Day at CitiField for the Bonnie Youth Club

    The Bonnie Youth Club received recognition and a grant from a joint initiative by Major League Baseball and the MLB Ballplayers Association. It is to promote baseball in the inner city.

     

    Article from MLB Players Association  Concerning the Press Conference at CitiField

    http://mlbplayers.mlb.com/pa/news/article.jsp?ymd=20160616&content_id=184465590&vkey=mlbpa_news&fext=.jsp

     

     

    Article in May, 2016 edition of “Philanthropy Journal” about the Bonnie Youth Club. A good read about a great organization.

    http://pj.news.chass.ncsu.edu/2016/05/02/the-longevity-of-commitment-on-and-off-the-field/

     

     

    Wonderful Documentary!

    Bonnie Pride

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    Click on the Simba Productions link below for the Bonnie Youth Club documentary that highlights some of the great things we do.

    https://vimeo.com/136335775

     

    Bonnie Braves on CBS – New York

    July 17, 2015

    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/07/17/bonnie-braves-youth-baseball-organization-steve-langford/#.Va17KmbriGE.email

     

    Bonnies on “Fox and Friends”

    April 6, 2015 –

    http://video.foxnews.com/v/4155890125001/does-the-mlb-need-a-makeover-to-attract-young-fans/?playlist_id=930909787001#sp=show-clips

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    The Bonnie Youth Club Guidelines

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     Congratulations to Mark Tatum

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    The Bonnie Youth Club salutes the new Deputy Commissioner of the N.B.A., Mark Tatum. Mark is a Bonnie Hall of Fame member (elected in 2000), played with the Bonnies from 1980-1990. He is now on the Bonnie Youth Club Board of Advisers. He graduated and played baseball with Cornell University and then graduated from Harvard Business School. The N.B.A. could not do better and we could not be prouder!

     

     

    FOND  MEMORIES – Kelly Williams and Al Bonnie Jr.

    Bonnie great, Kelly Williams, passed away May 2, 2014. He had a rare form of cancer. He played with the Bonnies from 1987 to 2000. He was elected into the Hall of Fame in 2010. Kelly is the young man on the left in the photo below. The Bonnie organization sends its condolences to his parents, Arty and Betty, his twin brother Kyle and to all who mourn the death of such a fine young man. Kelly will be sorely missed.

     The members of the Bonnie Youth Club of Brooklyn, NY were deeply saddened by the news of the death of Albert J. Bonnie, Jr.  Al Sr. and brother Joe, originally founded the organization back in 1949 to provide the youth of the community with an athletic, recreational and educational program that would attract student athletes into the organization as youngsters and graduate solid citizens of the community.

    Al Jr. remained a strong supporter of the organization from 1949 until his death this week. At the time of his death he was the Vice President of the organization and was known and loved by all of its members, young and old. He will be missed as he represented a big part of the organization’s history as one of the founding fathers.

    “We are committed to keeping his name alive for many years to come.”

     Jerry Katzke – President,  Bonnie Youth Club

     

    Listen to Bonnie Coach Matt Pearson

    on Rick Wolff’s WFAN “The Sports Edge” !

    (Matt begins at 28 minutes, October 6th show)

    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/audio-on-demand/rick-wolff-the-sports-edge/