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BYC History and Mission

BYC has served the youth of Chester Heights Borough, Bethel Township, Concord Township, Chadds Ford and Thornbury Townships in Delaware County since 1955. Brandywine Youth Club’s sports programs exist to help children in the development of positive life skills and self-concepts. Our mission is to provide safe, enjoyable recreation opportunities for all participants.

It is our mission to teach the basic skills and fundamentals of the sport, which young people need to be able to play in a safe and nurturing environment, where all children will have the opportunity to play regardless of skill level.

Finally, it is our mission to ensure that each child has a positive, rewarding experience while participating in the programs, and that each child will learn the importance of sportsmanship, teamwork, honor, and integrity while sharing with their coaches and teammates the emotions of success and failure.

BYC Board of Directors

Chairman Barb Bankert
President Tom Downey
Vice President Paul Padien
Treasurer Tim Scherer
Secretary Evan Mellides
Operations Krista Wood
Financial Coordinator & Sponsorships Vacant
Registrar Mike Busenkell
Equipment Coordinator Joe Gruszka
Facilities Manager Steve Theisen
Public Relations Pam Theisen
Director of Concessions Shannon Downey
Player / Parent RepresentativeKyle Perry
Events Director Dawn Ryburn
Webmaster Vacant

Get Involved with the BYC Auxiliary

Who is the auxiliary?

The auxiliary is better known as 'behind the scenes in the snack bar.  There is a small team of volunteers who operate the snack bar at BYC's Gillespie Park and at the O’Donoghue Fieldhouse.  Any person can volunteer; women AND men.

Why join the auxiliary?

The money raised through the auxiliary's efforts help to defray BYC's operating expenses. As a volunteer organization, we depend on our families and cannot succeed without your help. Our team of auxiliary volunteers enjoy helping to make the snack bar a fun experience for everyone.

We are always looking for volunteers. No experience necessary. 

This is not a full-time job or a lifetime commitment but it is important to the future of this extremely important resource. You do not have to feel like you're in this alone. The existing volunteers will show you the ropes and work out a schedule that works best for everyone. Responsibilities include opening and closing the snack bar as well as make food and work with the volunteers in the front of the snack bar to keep things running smoothly whenever we are open. We are in need of additional support and ask that you think about helping even if it's just for an hour or two when you can. We currently have volunteers who split shifts and it works out really well. We even have members who only work during certain sports.

 If you have any questions or would like more information regarding the auxiliary, please email me at: Shannon Downey:

Shannon Downey | Director of Concessions

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