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2898 S. Delaware Ave.    Milwaukee, WI 53207
Telephone 414-482-7264  --  Fax 414-482-0958
Email: bvaredcats@sbcglobal.net

NEW Our Office Hours: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 AM to 2 PM
Tuesday and Thursdays from 6 to 8 PM; Other days and hours available by appointment


Redcats Officers & Directors

President: James Swanagan
Vice-President Operations: Jill Erdmann
Secretary: Dawn Swanagan
Treasurer: Doug Erdmann


Football Director: Jahamal Hardy
Cheerleading Director: Sue Day
Baseball/Fields Director: Joseph Garber
Advisory: James Baker
Advisory: Robert Fine

History  Of The Redcat Organization

In the Spring of 1974 the Bay View Branch of the Central Milwaukee YMCA was permanently closed. At the time of it's closing many very successful athletic programs were being offered by the Y. The Y's Athletic Director, Ron Bird and several of the parents who had boys or girls playing on one of the existing teams, felt it would be impossible for their kids to travel the distance to South Milwaukee to continue playing in the Y's programs. After many hours of discussion and planning, it was determined that they would form a private organization, the Bay View Area Redcats.

The Bay View Area Redcats were officially incorporated as a not for profit organization in the State of Wisconsin on June 3, 1974. On May 11, 1977 the final ruling was issued by the IRS affirming the organization's exempt status under section 501 (c)(3) of the tax code.

While the original purpose was to establish an organization to continue the athletic teams which were being run at the time by the Bay View Branch of the Central Milwaukee YMCA many new teams were added and the organization now serves in excess of six hundred boys and girls from all corners of the Metro Milwaukee Area and is involved in tackle football, baseball, softball, basketball, and cheerleading.

Mission  Statement

It shall be the mission of the Bay View Area Redcats to:

  • Develop programs, teams or groups that provide  training, teaching and participation for young boys and girls ranging in age from  5 to 15 years.
  • Offer an opportunity to participate in  organized athletic competition, including but not limited to tackle football, baseball, basketball, softball and cheerleading.
  • Provide a volunteer opportunity for adults  to obtain coaching training and experience through a qualified  certification program.
  • Provide at all times an atmosphere of  fairness and sportsmanship in which basic athletic skills can be  taught.
  • Provide a fair and equal  opportunity for all boys and girls who desire to participate in any of the offered programs or events.