This article, dated 4-6-1916, explains that the YMCA plans a “big summer athletic
program” and were planning on inspecting J&G Park to plan the layout for its use.
One month later, plans were announced for the formation of a Sunset baseball league, which was to
contain five teams.
THE MORNING HERALD THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 1916
PLANS FOR FORMATION OF SUNSET BASEBALL LEAGUE
Plans for the formation of a Sunset baseball league will be discussed at a meeting of the Members Council of the Y.M.C.A. tonight. The Council will meet for supper at 6;30 o’clock and a business meeting will follow. It is proposed to organize a Sunset league of five or more baseball teams to play at J. & G. park this summer.
Five teams have already been proposed and will be designated as follows: Business men, office men, factory men, leaders and clerks. The teams will make up a schedule of games to be played afternoons after the close of business hours.
PRELIMINARY STEPS TAKEN FOR OUTDOOR ATHLETICS
Plans for interesting and assimilating the new membership of the association were discussed at a meeting of the Members Council of the Y.M.C.A. held last evening. The council was reorganized and preliminary steps toward the opening of the big summer athletic program were taken.
It was decided to secure an athletic coach for the summer if possible. A university man who is familiar with track and field sports and who’s home is in Gloversville or Johnstown will be sought. A group of Y.M.C.A. men will inspect J.& G. park today and plan the layout of the park for the use of the association this summer. The park will be opened within the next six weeks, it is expected. Further plans for summer work will be discussed at a meeting of the council on April 19th.
The Members’ Council is made up of a chairman and eight assistants. Each of the latter look after some particular branch of the Y.M.C.A. activity. The member of the council who will look after the physical work of the association has not yet been selected.
The chairman of the council is S. W. Fear and the other members so far selected are as follows: Fredrick Driscoll, membership; H. W. Bordwell, social; R. L. Van Delion, religious; Robert Russell, boys; Robert M. Colt, athletics; Ivan Thompson, publicity; G. W. G. Green, education.