Audubon Recreation Association

Mission

The mission of ARA is to offer affordable, safe and enjoyable recreational baseball, softball, and basketball programs for the children of Lower Providence Township, Pennsylvania and its surrounding communities.

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ARA Board

Ruling year info

1994

Principal Officer

Greg Christian

Main address

Po Box 7005

Audubon, PA 19407 USA

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EIN

23-1694559

NTEE code info

Baseball, Softball (includes Little Leagues) (N63)

Basketball (N62)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Youth Baseball

Youth Baseball leagues serving families throughout the community, offering T-Ball, Coach Pitch, Machine Pitch, and Player Pitch for ages 5 through 12, along with competitive All-Star team opportunities from ages 7 through 12.

Population(s) Served

Community softball league serving area girls from age 5-12. This program offers T-Ball, Machine Pitch and Kid Pitch recreation and competitive All-Star opportunities

Population(s) Served

Recreational and Competitive basketball opportunities for community children ages 5 through 13.

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Goals & Strategy

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ARA simply wants to provide good quality baseball, softball and basketball leagues for the surrounding community. We want every family within our boundaries to choose ARA over any alternative. We want to attract adult leaders who have a desire to volunteer their time and knowledge of sports and sportsmanship, to help our youth grow as quality athletes and young adults. We want the kids who enter our programs to stay in our programs, and to take what they've learned through our programs and continue playing after they leave.

We try to achieve our goals as an organization by setting examples to our parents and children by choosing good quality men and women to lead our children. At the same time, we as an organization try to communicate regularly with our families and stress maximum participation from our families as volunteers. We are a 100% volunteer organization serving over 600 children in any one season. We try to entice our parents to be involved in any way they can, whether it be through coaching, helping with field maintenance, volunteering services, working in our snack bar. We stress fairness in our rec leagues, as well as in our competitive all-star programs. We want to make sure at the end of each season, everyone is satisfied with the time, and of course, the money, they've spent to have their children play sports in our organization.

We have had, and continue to be fortunate enough, to attract high quality adults to run our programs every year. We have many volunteer coaches who have played their sport at very high levels and who are energetic and enthusiastic about teaching the game they love to kids from the early age of 5 until their last year at 12.

We provide a good, quality, well maintained, safe, facility for baseball and softball, and secure quality gym space for basketball. All of our volunteers are required to pass state and federal clearances in order to work with our children, and we offer a very easy process for our families to register to join or volunteer for our organization. We also have a Board consisting of 5 members of our organization with various quality backgrounds in education, law, medicine and finance, who are dedicated to continuing to maintain and grow our organization not only for now but assure its continued health into the future.

We have continued to maintain an affordable cost of registration for our families for years as compared to similar size leagues in the area. We have seen alums of our recreational programs go on to do very well at the high school and collegiate level, as well as come back to volunteer or officiate for our organization. We have seen our competitive teams continue to thrive at the state, regional, and now national level, at a time when there are increasing opportunities and attraction to playing 100% travel athletics. We have lost families to that in the recent past, and our trying to continue to offer a balance to those seeking a more competitive atmosphere, without sacrificing our true purpose as a recreational organization. It's a continuous analysis to balance parents expectations and desires on both sides.

Financials

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Audubon Recreation Association

Board of directors
as of 04/29/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Geg Christian

N/A - Volunteer Organization

Jeff DeLisi

Chris Spletzer

Mike Christian

John Bruder

Board leadership practices

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    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes