Tommy Skul, President of the Arvada Colts Baseball organization, addressed the board and thanked the District for permitting fields at Long Lake Ranch for their summer league.
The Arvada Colts
are an elite summer collegiate and amateur baseball team based in Arvada.
They compete in the Rocky Mountain Baseball League
and are a member of the National Baseball Congress
stated that the team is in their ninth year and they are very excited to bring the team to Arvada
from Gunnison, Colorado.
The Colts home opener is Friday, June 3 at 7:30pm at Long Lake Ranch.
then explained that the Arvada Colts
are a nonprofit organization and have filed with the IRS
as a 501(c)3 and then spoke about the accomplishments of the team and players over the past several years.
also added that everybody in Arvada
has been great to work with.
In response to questions for the board Mr. Skul
stated that the team provides an opportunity for college baseball coaches and players to enhance and excel through a variety of opportunities throughout the summer, and to allow them to showcase their talents so that they may have an opportunity to further their baseball careers.
also spoke about the league, the qualifications of the coaches, team goals, partnering with the boy scouts and working with the local youth baseball organizations.
The team is funded by private donations, sponsorships by local businesses and a golf tournament fundraiser on July 29 at West Woods Golf course
Since the team is fully funded fans will not be charged an admission fee to see the games and the players are not charged for any equipment, field fees or travel.
But, since they do not pay players to play they look for host families to house out of town players and part time jobs for the players.
The age of the players is between 18 and 23.
The board thanked Mr. Skul
for attending the board meeting.