2016 - 17 Sports Committee



The Sports Committee coordinates a variety of MCB sporting opportunities, including basketball and softball leagues and additional sporting competitions developed. 






2016-17 Chair 2016-17 Vice Chair
Joshua J. Yablonski


Class of 2017 Class of 2018 Class of 2019
Patrick M.J. Allen
Jose M. Luis
Brandon R. Moen
Sean F. Hermann
Ashley C. Hyman
Ronard C. Dixon
Christopher M. Harden


2016-17 Softball Co-Ed League Representative 2016-17 Softball Lawyers' LeagueRepresentative 2016-17 Basketball League Representatives
Merissa Hannah Daniel E. Portone Ryan T. Smith
Corey V. Parton


Staff Liaison

Katie Guenther, Communications & Events Assistant Coordinator, kguenther@meckbar.org






Volunteer Need / Commitment

Members of the Sports Committee attend committee meetings to discuss and plan established and new sporting opportunities.  Responsibilities include reviewing current Bar sports leagues and evaluating need/desire for new and/or different activities, developing ways to expand the reach of the leagues and garnering more Bar member interest.  Interested in joining this committee? Complete the committee interest form .



Committee Documents/Links

Basketball and Softball Leagues




2016-17 Sports Committee Report

Joshua Yablonski, Chair



2016-17 Highlights

·      Successful Basketball League & Co-Ed and Lawyers’ Softball Leagues, with a full schedule of 15 basketball teams (up from 14 in 2015-16) and 16 softball teams.

·      Continued and improved marketing and promotion on www.MeckBar.org for the Lawyers’ Basketball League - including weekly e-mail blasts, team pages and score updates with additional multi-media content.


The Sports Committee was formed in 2012-13 to coordinate MCB sporting opportunities, including basketball and softball leagues and any additional sporting competitions developed. The Sports Committee in this fiscal  year focused on the Lawyers' Basketball League and the two Softball Leagues (Co-Ed and Lawyers) and their preparation.


The Committee engaged participants of the Lawyers’ Basketball League through online team web pages, weekly Basketball Blasts and updated scores and schedules. These pages featured team names, player photos, and contact information to increase social interaction. The Committee worked with support from Basketball Commissioner Ryan T. Smith to add exciting new multi-media content to wrap-up the league and final games. All feedback on the venue and referees were positive for the fourth year at the Dilworth location.

Following the success of previous years, both Basketball and Softball Leagues offered opportunities for MCB members to sign-up as individuals or teams. The individual sign-up process helps increase the diversity of the leagues to include individuals from solo and small firms who may not have access to a full team of players. The Committee also made updates to the Softball Rules & Regulations document, helping to ensure time-officient games and fairness across the board.