Buddy Baseball Newsletter
January 2018
Hello Buddy Baseball Fans, 

Happy New Year!  I hope that everyone had a great holiday season and are ready to start playing Buddy Baseball in February.  During our spring season we will be awarding two buddies that are graduating high school a $750 scholarship. To be eligible to apply, buddies need to have participated in at least three seasons of Buddy Baseball. We will share the application link at a later date.
On Saturday and Sunday, February 10th and 11th, our partnership with Dick's Sporting Goods enables us to have a Buddy Baseball Shop Day at their Brandon, Citrus Park and Wesley Chapel locations. I will be sending out the discount code once I have it to all of you so you can enjoy a 20% discount.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 10th, for our Meet and Greet luncheon at the Lightfoot Center.  I'll be sending out the team rosters, Meet and Greet information and schedules in late January.  Opening Day is Saturday, February 17th.
We are still looking for more buddies and coaches.  

Russ Oberbroeckling
Executive Director

Player Spotlight - Colin Flynn
Colin Flynn
Colin is 10 years old and goes to Symmes Elementary in Riverview. He has an older sister, Katie and a younger sister, Sarah who also plays Buddy Baseball.  Colin has a kitty named Riley and he loves super heroes and Disney Junior.  When he grows up he wants to be Peter Pan.
Buddy Spotlight
Matthew Batteese
Matthew Batteese
Matthew attends to Tampa Catholic High School and is 17 years old.  He has a brother and sister that are twins and has a dog named Buddy.  Matthew loves to fish and if he could, he would fish everyday.  If he had $1000, no surprise, he would buy fishing gear.  However; his favorite food is pepperoni pizza, not fish
Rookie Spotlight
Alessandro Marzorati
Alessandro Marzorait
Alessandro goes by "Ale." He is in Boy Scout Troop 68 in Odessa and is 17 years old.  Ale attends Steinbrenner High School. He likes to learn about all animals and prehistoric animals and dinosaurs.  He is taking Veterinary Assisting in school and hopes to be able to work with animals.  He likes Bar-B-Que and all kinds of meat.  His favorite restaurant is 4 Rivers.
Coach  Spotlight - Jennifer Viola
Jennifer Viola
Jennifer has been a coach with Buddy Baseball for five years.  She was born in New York, but has lived in California, New Hampshire, Puerto Rico and now Florida. Jennifer's favorite past time is reading, jigsaw puzzles and volunteering. She is a Creation Health Coach for Florida Hospital Carrollwood where she has been employed for 14 years as a Radiologic Technologist.  
Volunteer Spotlight - Tim Mills
Tim Mills
Tim has been with Buddy Baseball since 2016.  Originally from Manalapan, NJ, Tim grew up in Venice, FL. and has been in Tampa since 2010.  He is married to Monica and they have two children, Michael and Maggie.  He is an avid sports, music and comedy fan. Monica and Tim love spending their summers visiting Major League Baseball stadiums. They have been to all but eight of them. In addition to the usual Fantasy Football and Fantasy Baseball, he also plays Fantasy Basketball, Hockey and Golf.

Tim is the Business to Business Sales Director for Verizon Wireless, for the state of Florida.  He holds a Bachelor's Degree from  Saint  Leo University and is finishing his Masters in Business Administration from Florida International University in Miami in Spring 2018.
Sponsor Spotlight

Choinque LLC has been a long time sponsor of Buddy Baseball.  Choinque LLC is a company that provides leadership skills training programs. More than a thousand executives, professionals, and support staff have come to Choinque LLC to improve business results by becoming better leaders. They take their leadership skills and their organizations, to a whole new level.

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Until next time...   PLAY BALL!!

Russ Oberbroeckling
Executive Director
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