By The TimesLedger
The Long Island Baymen baseball club John Montchal for his 35 years of service as a volunteer coach supporter of youth programs on Saturday, June 1.
Montchal became a coaching volunteer before his own children were eligible for sports programs, beginning with volunteering as a baseball coach for the College Point Little League in 1967. He also was a volunteer for the College Point Athletic Club football program and a founder of the Emil Francis College Point Hockey League and College Point Girls Softball League.
After moving to East Meadow in 1970, Montchal continued coaching community Little League baseball programs and coached basketball for Calvary Lutheran Church. He also was a founder of the Second Coming Youth Choir.
Montchal later moved to St. James, where he coached baseball and basketball. Since 1995, Montchal has been involved as a volunteer for the Long Island Baymen Baseball Club and is also their current president.
The celebration will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lake Ronkonkoma Park on Smithtown Boulevard, Ronkonkoma. Family, friends and former players from Montchal’s teams are invited to attend. Montchal’s family believes this is a great way to recognize and thank him for his years of service and for friends and former teammates to reunite.