All Vintage leagues are suspended per the shelter in place regulations. This will last  until the county allows organized softball to resume. Look to this page for updates. Stay safe and wash those hands!


SANTA CLARA COUNTY VINTAGE SOFTBALL


The Vintage Softball Club of Santa Clara County, a California not for profit corporation, was founded in 1987 for men and women 50 years and older to play slow pitch softball. With over 200 active members, we offer both weekend and weekday leagues that enable players of all skill levels- some players are novices, most are intermediate and a few are actually in the Senior Softball Hall of Fame- to participate in organized softball as many as 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year. To play, all you need is a bat, glove and payment of a nominal annual membership fee. 


All Games Suspended Until Further Notice


We will follow California's shelter in place regulations- play will not resume until the state gives the green light for sports activities to continue. Our primary concern is always the health and safety of club members.

 

If you are aware of any club member needing help, reach out to to the club at info@vintagesoftball.org


2020 Dues

Dues are unchanged for 2020, remaining at $125 for if you play in 2 or more leagues, $100 for one league or $50 for the Fun or the Weeknight League. (Note that the Weeknight League is free to members who play in one of the other leagues).  You can pay by PayPal using the form below, or by giving a check/cash to any Board member or manager. 

 

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Playing Vintage Softball creates bonds that last for years, or even decades. Here's a note we received from one of our players who despite having moved out of the area, still continues to be a club member!

 

Just paid my dues for the 24th time. I have been a member of this organization for a few years now. I haven’t played in San Jose in 9 years,  but I am on mailing list and I have paid my dues every year since I joined back in 1995. I think I have all the meeting minutes filed away somewhere on this computer. 

 

I have one of the old Vintage wind-breakers with the old logo on the back. I have an old hat as well but it starting to have an odor about it that some of the guys here offer hats for free just to bury it. But, I wear them constantly because I’m proud of Vintage. And a little publicity for the bay area doesn’t hurt – right?

 

I have been playing here in Fresno since 2009 and I am planning to play a few more years. I think they will have to carry me off the field to make me stop. But I do publicize the camaraderie that Vintage has had over the years. The best bunch of guys – EVER! The “Vintage softball club” will always be important to me. You can count on that. It made me feel young again and the people that I have know over the years is impressive. They were all family for sure….

 Respectfully,

 Paul Hebert

 

Interested? Please visit our Join Us page for information about how to sign up, and be sure to check out our Limited Time Offer for New Players (details below).



News


Board Meeting

The next Board Meeting is scheduled for September 1st. Minutes from the July meeting are posted on the site in the Handbook/Rulebook section.


Holiday Party- December 15th

 

This year's Holiday party was a great success!  Held at the Poor House Bistro, club members enjoyed fine Louisiana food in our own private space. See the happy pics below.

 

Hope to see you next year!

  


Next Board Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5th, 2020. Minutes for previous meetings are available on the Rules/Reg page. 


Pictures

You may have noticed a photographer taking pictures during our Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday games. Lisa Unruh has kindly been snapping action (or not) shots of many of us, highlights of which are shown at the bottom of this page. She has set up an album that anyone can access, so you can see and print out your own pics at https://vintagesoftballsc.shutterfly.com. You'll need to sign up for a Shutterfly account if you don't have one. Thanks Lisa!


Frank Kadlecek Passing

We are saddened to announce the passing of Frank Kadlecek, longtime Vintage player, commissioner and  board member. The notice from his family is shown below:

 

Frank Edward Kadlecek, born Jun. 27, 1932 in Engelwood, Colorado to Joseph Kadlecek and Vilma Safarik Kadlecek, died suddenly on Aug. 2, 2020 in Santa Clara, California. He was 88.
Frank grew up on a farm outside of Atwood, Colorado along the South Platte River. He served in the US Army, reaching the rank of 1st Lieutenant, and was stationed in Austria, Italy, as well as several stateside locations. After leaving the service he completed his B.A. and M.A. at University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, and later received an Ed.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. On the path to his doctorate, he participated in several science education programs as a part of the National Defense Education Act.
Frank will be remembered fondly by hundreds of students and fellow educators in the Santa Clara Unified School District where for over thirty years he taught all grade levels, focusing on STEM curriculum, as well as serving as vice principal. His interest for the betterment of education led him to serve on the Board of Education for the Berryessa Union School District.
Frank's love of sports began in his youth when he played on baseball teams for his local high school and junior college. In recent years, he played softball with the Santa Clara County Vintage Softball Club, an over-50 league. The league honored him with the Armen Parseghian Award in 2007 and Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. While teaching he also coached various school sports teams.
His interest in serving the community led to volunteering at the Santa Clara Senior Center, where he worked for many years as a local coordinator and tax preparer for the AARP program, as well as in the gym. He also served on the City of Santa Clara Senior Advisory Commission.
Frank will be missed by his loving partner, Alice Pivacek; his former wife Shirley; children- David, Terri, Paul (Sheila), Doug (Marla), Juliet, Mark (Katie); and his grandchildren- Cameron, Nathan, Jayson, Jordan, Portia, Augie, Zoë, Otto, Ellie, Ian, and Abbie. He will also be remembered with much fondness by his sister Joan Lippitt and many nieces and nephews and was pre-deceased by his siblings Maryanne, Ruth, Charlie, Jack, and Jim.
Due to current circumstances, no memorial service will be held at this time. To honor Frank and his life-long dedication to education, please consider a donation to First Book, a non-profit providing equal access to quality education for children in need (https://firstbook.org).
View the online memorial for Frank Kadlecek

 

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.

Limited Time Offer for New Players

The Club has a special offer for new Senior Players from South Bay Communities, the details of which you can read about in the Press Release.


Local Ad for Vintage

The Los Altos Town Crier recently ran a free ad for the club. Feel free to use this for your local paper (although note the fee goes up to $125)!


Vintage PSA Video

Download this terrific public service announcement video prepared by our own Gopher Gold.


Still out at Moffett!


AEDs. We have an AED (automatic external defibrillator) at each of our fields. Check out this link for more information about CPR and the use of AEDs.




Please let your manager know if you can't attend a game and

call the rain line to check if you are playing (408) 795-5844


Play ball!!!

Thanks to Lisa Unruh for taking these great pics!


Fun on a recent Saturday....