October 2023 News


Happy October!! We are nearing the end of our Fall baseball and softball seasons, and it’s great to see all the kids and coaches playing ball and having fun. This Fall we have 8 softball teams and 35 baseball teams across all divisions. That’s a lot of softball and baseball! Thank you for playing with Cap City and we hope to see you back in the Spring.

A message on Transparency and Accountability

In light of recent reporting in The Washington Post and other local blogs concerning improprieties within another Little League program in DC, the Cap City Board would like to reaffirm its longstanding commitment to transparency and accountability.

We have numerous checks, balances, and internal controls built into all of our transactions to ensure no self-dealing, conflicts of interest, or wasteful spending. This includes use of an outside management company. Cap City Little League funds are mostly used to pay for new or replacement equipment, field improvements, and events, as well as for the creation of a rainy-day fund. And we have zero tolerance for fraud, waste, and abuse of league funds, which the Board believes should only be used to improve the baseball and softball experience for our kids. We also have annual legal training to remind us of our fiduciary obligations as board members. All this to say, we do not take our responsibilities lightly.

Thank you for your continuing commitment to Cap City and we are privileged to serve on a Board whose mission is to improve the baseball and softball experience of our kids. To report a concern to the Board, please email Adam at president@capcityll.org or Matt at safety@capcityll.org.

Calendar At-a-Glance

Here is the calendar of events from now through the end of the Fall 2023 season:

  • October: New Cap City fiscal year kicks off with new board members
  • Weekend of Nov. 4: End of the Fall baseball & softball season
  • Nov. 5: End of Season Celebration (see details below)
  • End of Nov: Registration opens for Spring 2024

Board Changes

Cap City recently formalized our operating board for the 2024 fiscal year, which runs from Oct 2023 to Sep 2024. Our board for this year is comprised of the following community members, all of whom are volunteering their time to serve in this capacity:

  • Adam Kaplan, President
  • Josh Novikoff, Vice President and Umpire-in-Chief
  • Dominic Ju, Player Agent
  • *Charlie Haggart, Treasurer
  • Luke Hartig, Secretary
  • *George Giamas, Fields
  • *Jessica Wang, Equipment
  • *Rachael Overcash, Events & Outreach
  • Matt Babin, Safety Officer
  • Sarah Arnett, Registration
  • Richard Sloane, Softball Liaison
  • *Kevin Sheives, Sponsorship
  • Pete Wilding, Immediate Past President

*New board member – welcome!

Deepest gratitude to those who contributed so much during their time on the board:

  • Joe Sheehy, outgoing Fields Coordinator
  • Aaron Davis, outgoing Equipment Coordinator
  • Jonathan Hecht, outgoing Safety Officer
  • David Diedrich, outgoing Treasurer
  • Tom Conley, outgoing Sponsorship Coordinator

Division Commissioners

A huge thank you to Cap City’s Fall 2023 Division Commissioners! Commissioners are volunteers who work to roster teams, recruit coaches, schedule games, and troubleshoot issues.

  • National (Tee ball): Sarah Arnett
  • A: Alex Johnson
  • AA: Mithun Bargav
  • AAA: Toby Swope
  • Majors: Sam McFerran
  • Juniors: Josh Novikoff
  • Softball: Jim Parisi

End of Season Event

Join fellow Cap City players, coaches, and families for an end of fall season s’mores party on Sunday November 5th from 3-5 pm. We will be gathering to enjoy the fall weather and some tasty treats at Picnic Grove 13 in Rock Creek Park located along Glover Road NW near Military Road. Bring your glove and a ball to throw around and play some games. Parents, grandparents and siblings are welcome. Come celebrate the end of a great fall baseball and softball season!

Become a Cap City Sponsor

If you are a local business owner, or know someone who is, please consider becoming a Cap City sponsor. Cap City offers a range of sponsorship opportunities, including putting your business name on the back of team jerseys, highlighting your business in our community-wide communications, and through our Facebook account. You do not need to have a kid in the league to become a Cap City sponsor! If interested, contact Kevin at sponsors@capcityll.org.

Send us your photos!

We’d love to post your game photos on Cap City’s social media. Send your game photos to Rachael at events@capcityll.org.