Miss Sarasota Softball Inc
PO BOX 7453
SARASOTA FL 34278-7453
Mission

Miss Sarasota Softball exists to help the girls in the development of positive life skills and self-concepts.  Our mission is to provide safe and enjoyable recreational opportunities for all participants.  We strive to instill teamwork and cooperation, promote physical fitness, and develop a sense of community awareness.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Mr Brett Jones
Board Chair Affiliation Community Volunteer
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1982
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Aug 2017
State Registration Yes July 2018
Financial Summary
 
 
IRS Letter of Determination
Name
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Impact Statement

Miss Sarasota Softball youth sports program exists to help children in the development of positive life skills and self-concepts. We provide safe, enjoyable recreation opportunities for all participants. We have athletes that return as adults to help the younger girls that are just beginning.  

ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR THE PAST YEAR

* Provided a safe environment for over 2,000 young athletes to play softball (recreational and travel teams).

* Provided scholarships to several college students

* Taught over 150 girls in recreational softball, the fundamentals of the sport 

* Provided scholarship assistance to families who would not have been able to sign their daughter(s) up for Miss Sarasota Softball.

GOALS

* Expand our training programs for players, coaches and managers

* Creation of a softball camp for girls to attend over the summer, during winter break and spring break, allowing us to utilize the fields year-round, generate income, and entice new players to join - approximate cost $2500
 
* Vying for the privilege to host state wide tournaments - bringing  recognition and revenue to Miss Sarasota Softball as well as, Sarasota and Manatee Counties  
 
* Retro fit one or two fields to make them handicapped accessible for wheel chair bound participants, this is a long range goal with an approximate cost of $25,000
 
* Creating a partnership with Special Olympics  

* Continue to purchase of new equipment and supplies, approximate cost $7500 annually 

Needs Statement

* Equipment: to raise funds in order to purchase needed equipment for players who otherwise may not be able to afford it. Each season, we replace worn out balls and equipment

* Renovation to our main building: The building was built in 1976 and is in need of repairs so we can continue with our training classes, have usable office space and update our concession stand.

* Volunteer Training: to provide education to our volunteers on how the ballpark should be maintained and how to obtain further knowledge of rules and regulations of the ballpark and county.

* Renovation of the concession stand, it has the potential to generate a large amount of which would assist in helping to keep the park running including paying monthly expenses i.e. water, electric, etc.
 
* Encourage increased parent involvement in all of our programs.  Parental engagement is paramount to the success of all the activities at the park as well as fostering relationships within the community.
Background Statement

Miss Sarasota Softball aspires to be an outstanding educational-athletic organization that provides a high-quality experience to our athletes. We are committed to promoting opportunities for parents to engage their children in positive ways.  We strive for all of our athletes to be coached using the principles of positive coaching and are committed to creating a positive culture in which coaches, parents, fans, officials and athletes work together to achieve this goal. Girls from 4-18 years of age participate in our fast pitch programs through recreational softball and our competitive travel ball teams. We have 6 lighted fields, 1 concessions stand, batting cage, and 1 basketball court.  

Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Sarasota
FL- Charlotte
FL- Manatee
FL- Hardee
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Recreation & Sports
Secondary Org Type
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

The vision of the founders was for the girls in our community to play ball, learn what it means to be a part of a team, and develop lifelong friendships. Our hope is the life lessons our girls learn on the field will carry over into their personal life as they grow. In the 30+ years Miss Sarasota Softball has been here to serve our girls, we have seen community leaders emerge, young woman go on to receive college scholarships, and families join together to keep the vision of this ballpark going strong.

Programs
Description

Coaching Clinic/Umpiring Clinic: To teach coaches the rules so they can teach the young girls to play softball. Qualified coaches and umpires will set the standard by which our girls learn and thrive. 

Budget $500
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) General/Unspecified General/Unspecified
Short Term Success To teach coaches the rules so they can teach the young girls to play softball.  Our expectation is that by having coaches participate in clinics prior to the start of a season, they will be better able to coach/guide our girls using basic fundamentals and proven coaching strategies.  By the end of the season, we will be able to gauge the success of the clinics by the progress of our girls. Qualified coaches and umpires will set the standard by which our girls learn and thrive and we expect to see their growth at the end of the season.
Long Term Success To have the girls return year after year.  We have many girls that have outgrown our program that come back to volunteer and work with younger girls just starting out.
Program Success Monitoring We have been here since 1976, many of our participants are the children of others who have grown up at our fields.  Families throughout Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties look to our field as a home away from home and we could not be more proud of the impact OUR field has had on these girls.
Program Success Examples

Many of our girls receive scholarships to play softball in college and one of our players has just signed a professional softball contract. Colleges and Universities such as Colgate, Auburn, FIU, Keiser, and USF have extended scholarships to our girls based on their success both athletically and academically.

We have another player that has completed college, is now a mom, is coaching softball at a local high school and volunteer coaches with girls at Miss Sarasota.

Comments
Program Comments by Organization

We have been in Sarasota County for over 30 years and our dream remains the same - teach young girls how to play and love the game of softball. We continue to succeed by keeping to these basic fundamentals:

  • Have fun at games and practices
  • Feel like an important part of the team regardless of performance
  • Learn "life lesson" that will benefit them on the field and as members of our community
  • Lean the skills, tactics, and strategies of the game and improve as a player 



 

 
 
 
 
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email n/a
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % n/a
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 17
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
Collaborations


External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr Brett Jones
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Term May 2016 to May 2018
Board Chair Email misssarasotafastpitch@gmail.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Danny Baker Baker Land Clearing
Ms. Lesa Canfield Sarasota School Board
Ms. Gina Choquette community volunteer
Mr. Mark Dover Teal Lawn
Mrs. Michelle Everhart Badger Bob
Mr. John Everhart Retired
Mr. Keith Hautly community volunteer
Ms. Barbara Houser FCCI
Mr. Carl Jacobson community volunteer
Mr. Brett Jones Community Volunteer
Ms. Alecia Lindsay Volunteer
Ms. Shana Manns Volunteer
Mrs. Lisa Marshall community volunteer
Mr. Dan Marshall Advance Auto
Mr. Joe Ocello Volunteer
Mr. Mike Peluso Peluso Air
Mr. Steve Walker D & D Garage Doors
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 17
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 10
Female 7
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Meeting Attendance % 82
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 40
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 90
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization Some of the challenges are obtaining volunteers who are willing to give so much of their time to the ballpark. We try to help the volunteer understand their duties and what amount of time it takes from them. We try to educate them by them shadowing seasoned board members.
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Start Month Oct
Fiscal Year Start Day 01
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year End Month Sept
Fiscal Year End Day 30
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $18,000.00
Projected Expenses $24,000.00
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$0$0$0
Government Contributions$20,173$0$0
Federal$0$0$0
State$0$0$0
Local$0$0$0
Unspecified$20,173$0$0
Individual Contributions$13,555$7,206$10,241
$0$0$0
$23,223$37,510$42,956
Investment Income, Net of Losses$50$1$0
Membership Dues$27,979$34,372$43,762
Special Events$11,229$25,676$19,792
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Other$45,908$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$97,214$952,948,995$97,176
Administration Expense$3,712$2,246$14,833
Fundraising Expense$2,810$1,455$555
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.371.061.04
Program Expense/Total Expenses94%962623%86%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue6%4%2%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$249,732$211,351$207,993
Current Assets$74,493$38,403$35,045
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$2,412
Total Net Assets$249,732$211,351$205,581
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountTheft Recovery $45,361Membership Dues $34,372Membership Dues $43,762
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMemberhip Dues $27,979Fundraising $25,676Net Income from Sale of Inventory $28,996
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountNet Income from Sales of Inventory $20,579Net Income from Sales of Inventory $20,335Fundraising $19,792
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities----14.53
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from Federal 990.  Contributions may include foundation and corporate support as they are not separately stated on the tax return. 
Nonprofit Miss Sarasota Softball Inc
Address PO BOX 7453
SARASOTA , FL 7453
Phone 941 216-5141

THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY, INC. IS A REGISTERED 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT CORPORATION. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE (1-800-HELP-FLA) OR FROM THE WEBSITE: WWW.FRESHFROMFLORIDA.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT (100%) OF EACH CONTRIBUTION IS RECEIVED BY THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY. REGISTRATION #SC-02471.