Greetings! We are thrilled to have your team participating in our Bill Sturm Memorial Tournament! This tournament is very near and dear to our hearts at the Oaklandon Youth Organization (OYO). Founded in 1996, the Bill Sturm Memorial Tournament was started in memory of one of our founders. Bill Sturm long believed all children should be able to play youth baseball or softball regardless of their financial status. The league lost our leader suddenly to a heart attack, but his dream and spirit live on through this tournament. A portion of the proceeds from this tournament fund our general scholarship program that allows more than 75 children to play baseball or softball at OYO every year, who might not otherwise be able to.

So you see, this tournament is one of the highlights of the year for us at OYO. A chance to bring the community together on a beautiful sunny day, play some competitive baseball and softball, and raise funds for OYO’s scholarship program is paramount to what OYO is all about. Family. Friends. Community. Serving. Baseball. Softball.  

We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the tournament schedule and the rules for each division once they are released. Veterans Memorial Park is the proud home of OYO, and you can learn more about our location and field layout online, too. You will find a welcoming environment that is family-friendly (but pets are not allowed). We have two full-service concession stands for your snack and drink needs. Our staff is happy to provide golf cart rides from the parking lot to the fields, as well. Be sure to pass all this info along to your families, too!

We welcome you and your team to OYO, and we hope you have a wonderful experience at this meaningful tournament this weekend. If you need anything, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Play Ball!
Brittany Anderson
OYO President