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Mankato Peppers Softball

Peppers Special Luncheon

The Peppers are hard at work this off season volunteering at Kiwanis Lights, Mankato Marathon, ringing Salvation Army bells, and planning for next summer. 

In part of our summer 2019 planning we've been approached with a unique and incredible opportunity to promote the community, the state of Minnesota, and the sport of softball in Southern Minnesota to a national and global audience. This opportunity was generated from the professional series the Peppers hosted last June. Our communities enthusiasm for the sport has garnered international attention from multiple country's national teams who are training and preparing to qualify for the Olympics in 2020.  We all have a unique opportunity to make Southern Minnesota an Olympic training grounds for the sport of Fastpitch Softball. Amazing!!!

Assets like Caswell Park, Pepper's 36 year history, Peppers members past and present, Southern Minnesota Softball League friends, past fastpitch teams like Happy Chef and Junkers, sponsor supporters, and Pepper board's entrepreneurial spirit have all helped to elevate Southern Minnesota as a globally known fastpitch softball community. 

Monday December 17th is a pivotal day for this hosting opportunity. Australia Softball's High Performance Manager Simone Wearne and the National Professional Fastpitch League commissioner Cheri Kempf will visit Mankato to review our facilities and meet with key people in making a final decision for their summer 2019 Olympic training home. In conjunction with this visit we feel it's very important to show how our big yet small community rallies to support one another. We kindly ask for your presence at a luncheon we are hosting for our guests. Cheri Kempf who is a dynamic person, and very well respected for her courage to make a difference for the female athlete and will give a brief talk about the league and women's professional/Olympic sport.  Cheri's bio is included in the attached invitation. 

The cost to attend is minimal at $15/per person taken at the door, includes lunch, with limited space available. 

Please RSVP to mattmangulis.peppers@gmail.com to confirm your presence. 

We would love to have your support to help make Southern Minnesota an Olympic softball training location for 2019 and beyond...

Sincerely,

Matt Mangulis of behalf of MAGFA Board - Mankato Peppers

507-340-6072




PIT - NOW OPEN

MAGFA is exited for another year at Holy Rosary in North Mankato.  Use of the PIT is free to all summer MAGFA players.  December hours will be on Sundays from 12pm - 2pm and Thursdays from 6:30pm - 8pm.  We will have consistent hours starting in January and throughout the winter months.  Open PIT times are located on our calendar tab on the left side.    

New this year, the PIT will be open on select Tuesdays from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in December and January for private lessons.  Currently, lessons will be available with either Ashley Hanley or Brit Stewart.  Please contact Ashley at 507-327-4633 or Brit at 952-334-0116 for time availability.

For more information about Ashley and Brit, please check out the link below for their coaching bios.




Kiwanis Holiday Lights - Peppers Christmas Tree

Thank you to everyone who helped us out this holiday season.

Please stop down to the Kiwanis Lights and check out our Christmas tree. 

Salvation Army - Red Kettle

Thank you to the girls who help raise over $600 for the Salvation Army programs and services.





Save the Date

What - 7th Annual Hall of Fame Banquet

When - Saturday, February 23

Where - Eagles Club #269

Time - 5:30 - 9 pm

Silent Auction and Raffle Drawing

Who will be inducted - Coming Soon!


Board Members Wanted

We are looking for additional board members.  If you are not sure you want to be a board member but still want to help out, we are also looking for volunteers to help our committees with planning events, tournaments, tryouts, etc.  

For more information, please contact any board member or send an email to mankatopeppers@yahoo.com



WANT TO EARN $$$ ON THE FIELD?

How would you like to get paid watching the game that you love? Join us this Spring/Summer as an Umpire! Training is provided. 

Need more details? Contact Mike Barten at 507-469-9091


Camps and Clinics

Looking for camps and clinics to attend?! Click here!

FIELD AND FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS FOR MAGFA

ALL PROFITS WILL GO TOWARDS FIELD AND FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS FOR MAGFA SOFTBALL.

Support Mankato Peppers by purchasing something you need weekly…gas for your vehicle. M.A.G.F.A. has partnered with Kwik Trip to offer gas/gift cards. Purchase in denominations of $25, $50 or $100. Keep one in your car for emergencies. Use them to fill up for traveling to tournament and league games. You get 100% of the value you pay for (Buy $100, get $100 in gas!) and a percentage of the receipts go back to M.A.G.F.A. from Kwik Trip. This is a long term rewards program that we will be offering to our players families and supporters as a way to continue to improve girls fastpitch softball in Mankato.Thank you for supporting the Mankato Peppers softball program!

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Purchase your gift cards  at:

Andring, Collins & Norman & Co. Chtd.

1628 S Riverfront Dr., Mankato

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 4pm

Cash or checks (made out to MAGFA) only

OR CONTACT ANY BOARD MEMBER TO PURCHASE YOUR CARDS

Heat Index Policy

MAGFA will cancel games when the heat index reaches 105º (for reference, the MN State High School League uses 115º as their threshold). The National Weather Service reading at 3:00PM will be used for determining cancelations.  

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SUPPORT

United Way Volunteer

Know someone who likes to volunteer and help out local programs? We are looking for volunteers willing to share their passion for softball with Mankato youth as coaches, team managers and event volunteers. Contact us at mankatopeppers@yahoo.com or click on the link above to learn more.