Chatham Baseball & Softball, Inc. (CBSI) provides baseball & softball opportunities in Chatham, Illinois.
CBSI hosts recreational baseball & softball leagues as well as some of the best competitive baseball tournaments in the Capital City Area at Chatham Community Parks.
5/8/20 - Competitive Baseball Tournaments
We hate to be the bearer of bad news.
But, in addition to having already cancelled all of our May 2020 events a few weeks ago with the most recent stay at home order extension, we now have to announce the cancellation of these remaining CBSI affiliated events scheduled for June and July 2020 following the release of the Governor's Restore Illinois plan and consulting with the Village of Chatham about what the plan means for our organization and use of parks:
I-55 Classic, June 11-14th (9U, 11U, 13U, 15U)
Midsummer Classic, June 25th - 28th (10U, 12U, 14U, 16U)
4th of July Classic, July 2nd - 5th (8U, 9U, 11U, 13U, 15U)
Bring the Heat Classic, July 9th - 12th (8U, 12U)
Honest Abe Classic, July 23rd - 26th (10U, 11U, 12U, 14U)
We were hopeful that play might be possible later in the summer, which is why we added the two additional July dates in late April, but those too are not able to happen.
Coaches that registered have been emailed this news as well.
For teams that have paid online or via check the following options will be at your disposal:
Option 1) 2021 Tournament entry fee at this year's prices
Option 2) A full refund via check (Note: Teams that paid OFFLINE via check will receive a 100% refund. Teams that paid ONline will get a refund less to a minimal $10 fee ($20 for 15U division) simply to cover our processing fees with SportsEngine. Also we will need to know where to send the check.)
The coach Director for your age group will be reaching out to coordinate this process with you.
For those that had registered for a May event, and then elected to play in a later 2020 event within the past few weeks, the options above are now your options.
Thanks for understanding, and for your patience. We hope this allows you to plan the remainder of your summer.
We appreciate your continued interest and helping sellout 95% of available slots this summer!!!
We sure hope to see you in 2021. Dates will be announced in September or October.
Rec Baseball, T-ball and Softball Program
Similar to reasons above we are going to have to cancel our 2020 Rec Baseball, Softball and T-ball season.
Thanks for your patience as we've tried to come to a safe and responsible resolution that would work for players, families, the Village and our organization.
Beginning this week, we will work with our registration company to begin processing refunds. We've been told that refunds may take 2-4 weeks due to a high volume of requests nationwide.
Please note the refund will be applied directly back to the card with which you paid, less a small $5 fee per transaction to simply cover our costs for processing the initial transaction. (Please note we have always absorbed that fee and not passed on even when initially transitioning to online payment).
Thanks for understanding and enjoy your summer as best you can.
CBSI coaches and Board members Adam Feld, Mark Lucas and Chad Graue presented a check in the amount of $2,000 to the Chatham Titan Fuel Board at their September meeting.
Titan Fuel is doing incredible work in fulfilling their mission of providing food assistance, and support for Ball-Chatham students in need.
If you’d like to learn more, including how you can get involved please visit their Facebook page or their website:
We simply cannot think of a more deserving and proper recipient for this, our second year of making a charitable donation to another organization.
In its inaugural year of this campaign in 2018, CBSI baseball coaches selected the Brad Wallin Memorial Tournament (and St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital) as the charity of choice.
Playing CBSI is not only about fielding competitive teams (which we absolutely do!). It's also about building up our community, the Village parks, and supporting causes we believe in.
Congratulations to the Glenwood Middle School softball team for winning the 2019 IESA 3A State Softball Championship played in Normal, IL.
The Lady Titans finished the season in thrilling fashion, including a 3-2 walk-off win in the semifinals before beating Manteno 5-2 in the final.
Congratulations to the Glenwood Middle School baseball team for placing 4th at the 2018 IESA 3A State Championship played in East Peoria, IL.
The Titans finished the season 16-5.
2019 13U and 14U Braves players represented include: Bradyn S., Brayden B, Alex C, Aidan F., Griffin G., Brayden P., Alex C., Ty D., Stephen H. and Jaxson C.
NOTE: This was the third consecutive year the Titans made it to state with the 2017 GMS Titans going 20-0 en route to a 3A state championship.