Community Connections

  • Battery Owners Receive Gates Chili Chamber Award: Business in the Spotlight Award 2010. Read more...
  • Battery co-owners Grace and Fred Tillinghast are members of the Rochester Hispanic Business Association. .
  • The Battery is a member of the Gates Chili Chamber of Commerce.
  • The Battery sponsors the "Do the Right Thing" Program of the Rochester Police Department, and co-owner Grace Tillinghast is a member of their Board of Directors. The program recognizes area students for doing the right thing. Several Battery students have been recognized through the years.
  • The Battery co-owners founded in 1987 the Westside Travel League, the first of its kind in our community, to provide outstanding players -ages 8-15- in the Greater Rochester area an opportunity for better competition. Battery co-owners managed the travel league until 1997. During that decade, the travel league grew by leaps and bounds.

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.


Follow us in Facebook!