Press release: Ellettsville Youth Sports names new executive board

The following press release was sent to the Bloomingtonian Monday:


ELLETTSVILLE, INDIANA – Ellettsville Youth Sports, a new, 501(c)(3) nonprofit sports organization offering baseball, softball, and boys and girls basketball leagues, has announced its first permanent executive board following a public election period earlier this month.

Ken Bikoff has been elected president of the new organization, while Mandi Barger was elected treasurer and Ashley Goodroad was elected secretary. EYS previously operated under an interim board, led by interim president Martha Heidenreich.

“Getting young people involved in youth sports is critical to building life skills that go far behind the diamond or hardwood, including teamwork, self-esteem, and leadership,” Bikoff said. “As Ellettsville continues to grow, having a quality youth sports program in place will only make the area more attractive to its current residents and people moving into the area. Ellettsville Youth Sports is looking forward to building baseball, softball, and basketball leagues that provide the very best experience for our players, families, and the local community.”

EYS also announced the election of other key positions in the organization, including Baseball Commissioner Kyle Robertson, Softball Commissioner Kristina Lirot, Boys Basketball Commissioner Jason Taft, and Girls Basketball Commissioner Kara Nelson.

Registration for the 2023 EYS baseball and softball season is currently open and accepting players ages 3-12 in a variety of leagues.

“We’re incredibly excited for the upcoming season, and we’re also looking forward to speaking to EYS families about our new organization to hear their thoughts on how EYS can best serve Ellettsville and the surrounding area,” Bikoff said. “We’re so thankful for the hard work of our interim board to get EYS established, and their vision will lead to a better future for youth sports in Ellettsville.”

For more information on the new league, visit

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