Dear Lumberyard Friends and Families,
This email is to inform all of you that the Lumberyard Facility is closed and no longer in business. Our doors closed officially on July 3rd, 2014. There are many emotions that I am experiencing right now. I’ve worked very hard to provide a safe and positive place for softball and baseball players of all ages.
One of the main reasons I bought the Lumberyard was for my 3 kids. My two boys played youth baseball through high school. They are currently in college. My daughter, who will be a high school senior this coming fall, is doing very well, and has an opportunity to play softball and get a great education from an Ivy League college. The other reason is I love to coach. I enjoy working with young ball players and seeing them develop and gain confidence in playing this game. I believe that I have given all of them a good foundation to help them be a success in baseball/softball and in life.
I want to thank all of the parents who have allowed me to coach or instruct your players. I appreciate the trust you have gained in me to work with them on a weekly basis. It is great to hear and see them continue with baseball/softball at the next levels. I appreciate all of your positive comments about the Lumberyard, the instruction, and camps. And I want to thank all of you who have helped me with the Lumberyard in many, many ways. I am very grateful for your help and friendships.
In the next few weeks, I will be gradually taking down the batting cages. However, summer camps will continue.
The July 21st camp will go on and I will be in contact with those that have registered on where to meet the first day.
This has been a great experience in owning the Lumberyard and having a facility to teach this great game. I have met a lot of great families and I will miss seeing all of you, especially your kids. It has been a pleasure seeing them grow and develop into good ball players and awesome human beings.
I do not know what is in store for me. I do not know if I will find another facility. For now, I will probably take a break to figure that out and pray. In the mean time, I will still conduct lessons, clinics, and camps.
I want to thank all of you who have used the Lumberyard. I hope that it was a positive place to be and that your kids walked away feeling good about themselves.
This is not good-bye but see you later. And see you at the fields!
Coach Jaime DeVera