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Board of Directors

NTRA, Inc. is run by a board of elected officers who volunteer their time.  Our board is comprised of the core officers as well as ways & means, grounds, concessions and equipment director. Most of our board have lived in the community for many years, played in the programs as children, have children (or grandchildren) in the program and have a tremendous amount of passion for Oliver Thomas.

The board meets at 6:00 pm the second Sunday of each month (except December) at Oliver Thomas Park in the board room.  

Lynn Minor


Email: [email protected]


About: Lynn Minor has been on the board for 5 years, starting as Concessions Director June 2014, and taking over as President in 2016. She has coached softball for NTRA at various times over the years. She played in the NTRA softball program for 13 years growing up and also worked in the concession stand as a teen. Lynn also is in charge of running the NTRA Facebook and website. She attributes her desire to volunteer for NTRA to the great coaches she had growing up who volunteered their time so she could play!

Kasi Virgil

Vice President

About: Kasi joined the board in 2016. She moved to Sunnyland 3 years prior, and her boys have been playing for NTRA since! 

Jen Binegar


About: Jen has been involved with NTRA since the 80s when she was a player. Her children have played various sports through NTRA and she has coached as well over the past 15 years. She currently serves on the board as the Secretary, volunteers in the concession stand, helps with Community night, and our annual fundraiser, the NTRA draw down. Jen feels passionately about the success of our programs!


Email:  [email protected]



Nikki O'Connell

Ways and Means


About: Nikki is currently the ways and means director for NTRA and is a favorite with all the little ones! She also coaches softball for NTRA in the summer. 

Tricia Lee

Softball Director/ Grounds Director
Email: [email protected]


About: Tricia became the softball director in 2011 and the grounds director in 2014. Her daughters have both played NTRA softball for over 15 years, with Tricia coaching for the past 10. She has also been a part of the annual drawdown committee for the past 2 years, which is the biggest annual fundraiser NTRA holds.When it isn't softball season, you can see Tricia volunteering her time helping in the concession stand. Tricia is very passionate when it comes to softball, and it reflects in her time and determination spent with NTRA. 

Ted Virgil

Baseball and T-ball Director
Email: [email protected]

About: Ted resides with his wife and 2 boys in Sunnyland. He enjoys volunteering for the children in our community!

Dave Sonderman

Soccer Director
Email: [email protected]


About: Dave has ran the soccer program for NTRA for 10 years. His love of the game shows in his dedication to coaching and directing the program. 

Craig Sellers

Basketball Director
Email: [email protected]


About: Craig Sellers joined the board in September 2016. He has coached for NTRA programs multiple times and is a great asset to our team. He loves basketball and enjoys watching the kids play and have fun!

Lori Prater

Adult Softball Director
Phone: 309-696-1224


About:  Lori has been involved with NTRA for over 30 years serving in several positions including President, Vice-President, Softball Director, Basketball Director, and currently as the Adult Softball Director. Lori, along with the help of 4 others, started the adult softball program in 1998 and Lori has been running it since! Her over 30 year dedication to the children and adults of our community is outstanding! She was also the recipient of the NTRA Award of Excellence awarded annually at our Drawdown Fundraiser in 2018.

Sarah Miller

Event Coordinator

About: Sarah joined the board in February 2019 in a newly created position. Her 2 children both play for NTRA, and her past fundraising and event planning experience will greatly benefit NTRA!

Lynn Lang

Concessions Director


About: Lynn has taken over the concessions director position starting in the 2016 season. Her passion to volunteer shows in the many volunteer roles she takes on for District 50 as well as NTRA!

Lou Ripley

Summer Ball Assistant

About: Lou has been a coach for both the boys and girls summer ball programs over the past 6 years. His knowledge of baseball and softball will be a great asset in the summer months when we are our busiest!

Field Status

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