Express strives to be area’s team

By on July 23, 2009

by Mike Slodki
ELBURN—When any travel baseball or softball team does well, word tends to get out.

When a team like the Elburn Express wants to be something more than a team with a high winning percentage, it helps to get the word out, as well.

With the season coming to a close with this week’s area tournament in Geneva, the time is now for spreading the word about a team that wishes to be something for everyone.

“The girls program is relatively young and we are trying to build a reputation for the program based on this years success,” U14 coach Dan Kolzow said. “We’re just trying to get the word out, for everyone that would like to volunteer. They don’t even need to have a child that’s trying out.”

A program that had 22 girls try out for the U14 level, the Express, which plays its game at a donated Lions Park West, wants to increase its numbers.

“We lost some really good girls to other travel softball teams, and we’d really like to get the community involved,” Kolzow said.

The season goes from May to July and already has a U16 and U12 team.

The U14 crew had nine girls return to this year’s team and were 19-12 as of last week.

“We have tournament fees, equipment and gym rental, we’d like the community to get involved and there are sponsorship opportunities. We want this program to be a viable option for softball and for parents to get involved and for sponsors to be active,” coach Scott Boan said.

The Elburn Express is open to players in the Kaneland School District. For tryout and volunteer information, look at the inside page of Sports and consult www.elburn.com/baseball/express.

About Mike Slodki

Mike Slodki is a sports reporter for the Elburn Herald. You can reach him at MSlodki@elburnherald.com.

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