It can snow today or every day for the next month, but the Pine Forge Athletic Association (PFAA) is thinking Spring and has plans in place for fun and entertainment—a NIGHT OUT! on Saturday, March 5, 2022, from 6:00-10:00 p.m. at the Keystone Fire Hall, 240 N Walnut Street, Boyertown, PA, complete with food and entertainment.
The event features a catered dinner by Mission BBQ and music by Kim and Paul of Vuja De. “This annual fundraiser is important in sustaining the PFAA’s program—defraying costs to run the program and more importantly keep registration fees as low as possible for our kids who want to play baseball and softball,” explained Richard A. Zuber, president of PFAA.
Registration for the 2022 youth baseball and softball season is now open and marks the beginning of the 52nd year of PFAA. The Association was spearheaded in 1970 by Merle Harner and Robert “Skip” Trainer both of whom had children who wanted to play youth sports. Finding that the Boyertown program was overcrowded, Harner—a life-long resident of Douglass Township, Berks County, and retired union carpenter—and Trainer—a long-term resident of Douglass Township, Berks County, and former township supervisor and retired salesman for Prudential Insurance—decided to form PFAA. Zuber took over for Harner and Trainer and has been involved with the program for over 30 years–first as player, then coach, and now president.
PFAA’s mission is to provide instruction on the fundamentals of the game of baseball and softball and to instill good sportsmanship, emphasizing opportunities to play. Its first year consisted of 1 team and 12-15 players who played at a small field situated at the Pine Forge Elementary School. Today PFAA games are played on numerous fields throughout Douglass township including the complex at Douglass Park. The association sports more than 30 baseball and softball teams with more than 300 players.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Pine Forge Athletic Association. Donation $30/ticket. Tickets for the event can be purchased at the Richard A. Zuber Realty office, 201 E Philadelphia Avenue, Boyertown, PA, by calling Zuber 610-639-0787, or online through PFAA’s website: www.pineforge.org.