VBF - Vienna Baseball Foundation
VLL & VBF RELATIONSHIP
The Vienna Baseball Foundation (VBF) is an integral partner dedicated to the future of VLL. While it is a separate organization with its own Board of Directors and by-laws, it was formed by VLL to manage sums of money accrued to the league. The VBF tries to think of the long-range needs of VLL and how to obtain the necessary funds to undertake these projects. VBF and VLL work closely together to ensure coordination and efficiency when undertaking any fundraising.
The Vienna Baseball Foundation was founded in 1989 and incorporated on August 17 of that year. The organization's primary interest was to further the interest of baseball at all levels with funding for projects that were above and beyond the reach of small community organizations.
HISTORY & MISSION STATEMENT
The original funding of VBF was from the sale of 6.2 acres of land near the intersection of Route 123 and Courthouse Road in Oakton, Virginia, originally purchased in 1966 by Vienna Little League for $32,000 for the purpose of building a baseball field. $6500 was put down on the land and a loan for the remainder was taken out. At the time, VLL did not have the additional funds required to build the field, but the league paid the loan off after five years and then held the land until 1988 when it was sold and the proceeds transferred to VBF to be managed and used for the benefit of the league.
VBF has also begun to raise money for VLL through letter writing campaigns to local residents and businesses as well as holding an annual golf tournament to benefit VLL. VBF has conducted a raffle to benefit VLL and intends to undertake other fund raising projects for VLL as approved by the VLL and VBF Boards of Directors.
The funds provided to VBF as well as any funds raised by VBF are managed by a Board of Directors appointed by the founding members of VBF. Each director is elected for a three year period, and may serve for two terms, to be replaced by another prominent figure in Northern Virginia when the term expires.
The money in the fund was first used in the early 1990's to do some much needed refurbishment to Yeonas Park, the land area that was designated by the Yeonas family for the purpose of providing Little League fields for the youth of Vienna. Almost $750,000 was expended in re-grading and placing sod on fields, adding lights, fixing drainage and erosion issues, adding snack bar and storage facilities and a variety of other smaller projects. No major projects have been undertaken since that time though VBF has continued to fund projects requested by Little League to make the league run more effectively.
To learn more about VBFand how you can help. Please go to their Website:
Vienna Baseball Foundation