The Shenandoah Valley Grandstand Managers Club of New Market (SVGM) is a fan organization formed to support the New Market Rebels team, the Valley League, the Shockers, and Little League baseball. It aims to promote family entertainment, baseball and community action, all rolled up into one. It aids the team in presenting the games, supplementing efforts by Rebels volunteers. The club raises money for the team, it holds dinners for the fans, issues a newsletter and tells people about the Rebels and the Valley League. Most of all, it provides a nucleus for fans to cheer for the team.
The SVGM was formed by a small group of people in 1993 and was the idea of Eddie Crane, a Washington sportswriter who has since passed away. Since then, the SVGM has grown to be an integral part of the Rebels organization acting as a focal point for fan participation in the program.
Each spring the SVGM contacts new and old fans and offers season tickets at a discount from the regular season game-by-game price. It maintains contact with the fans and through it, volunteers staff the entrance gate at the home games. SVGM members raise money for the Rebels and its proceeds go mainly to the Rebels organization with lesser amounts directed to Little League and other baseball operations in the area.
Each year in April or May the SVGM holds it's annual banquet which is the formal kick-off for the New Market Rebels summer season. In addition to the SVGM President and the Rebels President and general Manager, the banquet features special guest speakers, usually including the coach who provides information about the current team, Valley Baseball League officials, and special awards and recognition of people in the New Market Rebels organization. The room is decorated with Rebels trophies and memorabilia and Rebels souvenirs are available.
The officers and directors are elected at the club's annual banquet.
The Grandstand Managers Club membership fee is $80.00 (single) or $120.00 (couple) per year.
Members of the Grandstand Managers Club can purchase Reserved Seats for 3 years at a cost of $225 per seat (savings per seat: $105).
Anyone interested in learning more about the Rebels, in attending their games or in becoming a member of the Managers Club, please write the Shenandoah Valley Grandstand Managers Club, P.O. Box 902, New Market, VA 22844. We'll by glad to hear from you and we would be happy to send you an application.
2013 Membership Application & Banquet Information
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SHENANDOAH VALLEY GRANDSTAND MANAGERS CLUB
OF NEW MARKET (SVGM)
APPLICATION FOR 2013 MEMBERSHIP
The Shenandoah Valley Grandstand Managers Club of New Market was organized in 1993 by a group of local baseball fans to support the New Market Rebels, a member of the Valley Baseball League. This league is a top rated summer league for college players from all over the country who come to New Market to improve their game and maybe catch the eye of a professional scout.
Membership in the SVGM is $80 for a single membership and $40 for each additional member. A joint membership is, for example, $120. Members receive season tickets valued at $110 each. A joint membership would receive $220 in season tickets. Other privileges include the SVGM newsletter, schedules, invitations to dinner, reduced rates on premium seating, team emails, etc.
Most importantly, you are supporting a great summertime tradition in the New Market area. You get to see quality Valley League baseball played by the possible stars of the future. Valley League Baseball – the Gateway to the Majors promises evenings of fun for the whole family in the friendly and beautiful setting of Rebel Park.
The SVGM Annual Kickoff Banquet will be held at a new location this year, The Southern Kitchen Restaurant, a longtime sponsor of the Rebels, is located on Congress Street in New Market and will host the event on Saturday, May 25, 2013. Please use the banquet room entrance on the south side of the building. Cocktails begin at 6:00 with a buffet dinner at 7:00. Price: $26.00 per person. The guest speaker is VBL Commisioner Don Lemish.
Volunteer work: We would also appreciate help in several areas if possible. We need people to take tickets at the gate, work on the field, park cars at the Shenandoah Music Festival (fundraiser), etc. If you would like to help in any of these areas, please indicate on the form below and we will be in touch.
Please make your check payable to the Shenandoah Valley Grandstand Managers Club of New Market (SVGM) and mail to SVGM, PO Box 902, New Market, VA, 22844.
I hereby apply for 2012 membership in the Shenandoah Valley Grandstand Managers Club of New Market. # of memberships: Amount enclosed:
Please reserve places at the annual SVGM Banquet. Amount enclosed:
Yes. I would be interested in volunteering:
Gate Parking (fundraiser) Work on Field Other: