Battery Owners Receive Gates Chili Chamber Award

Battery Owners Receive Gates Chili Chamber Award


Battery co-owners John, Grace and Fred Tillinghast, received on October 19, 2010, the Business in the Spotlight Award from the Gates Chili Chamber of Commerce.

The Battery received the award in recognition of the many contributions made in the development of young people in our community. The award is the second presented in 2010 to an area business.

Hundreds of Gates and Chili youngsters have participated in The Battery's programs since it opened in 1983.  Through the years, many excelled at Gates Chili, Churchville Chili and Wheatland Chili high schools,and several received baseball and softball scholarships, including Churchville Chili pitching ace Jen Consaul who signed with a Division 1 school in 2010.

As a small family owned and run business, we are proud to contribute to make reality the dreams of thousands of young people.

We are proud of The Battery students who through the years have signed with Division 1 colleges and universities; proud of those who signed professional contracts , and proud to have  a Battery-trained student in the major leagues.

We are proud of the lives we have touched and the friends we have made.

In Memoriam

John Tillinghast - 'Coach T'
1942 - 2012

John Tillinghast

Coach T's strong and steady presence has always guided the Battery family and thousands of young people. We are sustained by the strength and peace of knowing he is now in God's loving hands. You are forever in our hearts and by our side.

Rest in peace Coach.


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