Website Manager

February 5, 2018

Dear QVSB families,

I am writing about the recent difficulties facing Tracy, Paul and Connor Bukoskey. Tracy and Paul have contributed a great deal to QVSB, and Connor has been an active participant since he was quite young. If you haven't learned of the issues facing the Bukoskeys, you might want to read the detailed description in the GoFundMe page.


Members of the Operating Committee wanted to make sure you are aware of the situation in case you feel able to help one of our baseball/softball families in their time of need. There is absolutely no requirement to do so. We just felt compelled to let everyone in our QVSB community know what was happening.

Sincerely,

Jeff Lipton
President, QVSB

February 2, 2018

Dear QVSB Parents,

In April of 2015, an 11-year-old baseball player from Avonworth was struck in the head by a foul ball during a game at Chadwick field.  He was not in the field of play nor seated in the dugout.  He was standing near a fence opening while reading a posted lineup.  We played games at Chadwick for many years before this incident without a similar occurrence.  However, out of an abundance of caution, we made modifications to the fencing immediately after the accident to ensure that a similar accident could not happen again.

The player's parents filed a lawsuit against Quaker Valley Recreation Association (QVRA), Avonworth Athletic Association and Sewickley Borough asking for $2.5 million in damage.  A jury returned a verdict in favor of the player and his family with an award of $1.7 million.  You may have seen the story which has been picked up by local media outlets.

This was a very unfortunate incident and the results of the trial certainly are financially impactful.  However, it will not affect our ability to continue providing baseball and softball opportunities for our community's children.

We are happy to address any questions you may have.  If you do have questions or would like more information, please contact me at jeff@jeffreylipton.com or Aaron Ponzo at ponzoam@yahoo.com

Sincerely,

Jeff Lipton

President, QVSB
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