Bonnie Bulletin Board
CHARITY SOFTBALL GAME
Saturday September 30, 2017 – 2pm – 5pm
YSL Alumni vs. Bonnie Alumni
American Legion Sports Complex — 102nd and Seaview Ave. Brooklyn, NY
Field #1 and #6
On Saturday, September 30th, Youth Service League and the Bonnie Youth Club will host a Charity Softball Game at the American Legion Sports Complex in Canarsie Brooklyn. Former Players from both organizations will compete in a softball challenge. The organizations are inviting families, friends and supporters to a day of fun and reminiscing.
The game(s) will take place from 2 pm to 5 pm. The game is free to all family members and fans. Players are asked to donate $25. A 50/50 raffle will be sold during the game. Families should plan to have food and fun throughout the day. The event is open to fans of all ages.
Proceeds will benefit the At-Risk Youth Programs in both organizations. Show your support so we can make this game an annual event and continue the rich legacy these two organizations have built.
Alumni players participating in the YSL/Bonnie challenge will be organized in two age groups. Alumni Players can compete in the “above 35” and “below 35” age groups, provided sufficient number of participants sign-up for the respective teams. Each Bonnie team will play each YSL team in a Big Doubleheader. In addition there will be a Big Home Run Hitting Contest between the two organizations.
Alumni Players should contact either of the following for participation:
YSL : Keith Miles 216.701.6426 firstname.lastname@example.org
Papo Lozada 718.679.0710
Bonnies: Jerry Katzke 301.704.7436 email@example.com
Norris Gordon, Jr. 917.686.0834 Norris.firstname.lastname@example.org
Bonnie Paws (14u) Win NABF World Series in Ohio
The Bonnie Paws shut out the Baird Brothers (2-0) in deciding game!
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Bonnies Mourn the loss of Kyle Williams!
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
Bonnie Braves on CBS – New York
July 17, 2015
Bonnies on “Fox and Friends”
April 6, 2015 –
Congratulations to Mark Tatum
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