Buddy Baseball Newsletter
November 2016
Hello Buddy Baseball Fans, 

What a great season this has been! Our 100th Day Celebration was the highlight of the season.  Thanks to The Brink Foundation for their event sponsorship and the Tampa Bay Rays players Jake Odorizzi  and Corey Dickerson, announcer Dave Wills and team mascot - Raymond for coming out to the games to help us celebrate this milestone event.  

Our end of season party will be on Sunday, November 13th at Pin Chasers on Armenia Ave. from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. There is more information below.  We need you to register so we can get an accurate headcount for the party.

Our next season willl start on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 and go until April 8th, 2017. Registration is now open on our website.

We have a Buddy Baseball video that has been nominated for the "Be Relevant" category of the 2017 WEDU Be More Awards.  Please help us out and vote for us.

Thanks to all of our sponsors and volunteers for their support in making Buddy Baseball a success.  

Have a nice Thanksgiving and a great holiday season.

Russ Oberbroeckling
Executive Director

100th Day Celebration
The Tampa Bay Rays weren't the only ones that came out to celebrate our 100th day with us.  The USF baseball and softball teams,  the Temple Terrace Fire Department and  race car driver Mike Nelson with his race car joined the fun.  There were tasty treats for all.  The Tampa Bay Breakfast Sertoma Club cooked hamburgers and hot dogs,  M&B products gave out ice cream sandwiches and Pop N Good had delicious Kettle Corn and if that wasn't enough JJs Amusements had fun activities for the kids. 

Click on the link to view the video from the Tampa Bay Rays.

Buddy Run

We had a great turnout for our 6th Annual Buddy Run.  It was a huge success!  In the 5K Race, Kade Lefort a Buddy on the Tigers got the silver medal in his age group.  His Dad - Rick won the bronze medal for his age group.  Jason Woodell a coach on the Thunder placed second for the silver medal in his age group.  Bobcats coach, Thomas Meeke won the bronze in his age group.  We also had a few of our players participate in the Buddy Dash.
Thanks to Suncoast Credit Union for your title sponsorship!  

Registration is Open
Next season will start on 2/25/2017 and end on 4/8/2017.  
The Meet and Greet will be on Saturday 2/18/2017.
The registration is Friday 1/6/2017 at 5:00pm 
Here is the link to register.

Player Spotlight - Josh Fox
Buddy Kade Lefort - Player Josh Fox
Josh is 17 years old and attends Plant City High School. He has played Buddy Baseball for a long time and is probably the friendliest player in the league.  Josh has 3 cats and his special talent is sharing joy with everyone.  I told you he was the friendliest player in Buddy Baseball.
Buddy Spotlight - Jackson Fox
Player Julius Padilla - Buddy Jackson Fox 
This is Jackson's second season as a buddy.  He is 13 years old and goes to Farnell Middle School. Jackson loves Star Wars and has a dog named Darth Vader.  If Jax had a $1000, he would buy Halo guys.
Rookie Spotlight - Brody Bishop
Player Brody Bishop
This is Brody's first season. He is 8 years old and attends Zephyrhills Elementary.  Brody likes fact books and computer games.
Coach  Spotlight - Cyclones
Cyclone Coaches
Long time Cyclones coaches, Cory Sturdivant, Jay Carey, Jeff Walter and Joshua Manley.  With Buddy, Scott Taylor and Player, Gabriel Velez.  Cory likes burritos, Jay  just earned his BA degree and is entering a Masters program at SNHU, Jeff grew up playing baseball and Josh looks forward to every season.
Volunteer Spotlight
Congregation Beth Am
Our game day crew!  Steve Gerstein, Glenn Yancey, Mo Battino and Mark Elliman.  Thanks for all of your help with the set up and break down of the fields every Saturday.
Where are they now?
Kelsey Oberbroeckling
Kelsey was a Buddy from Buddy Baseball's inaugural season until Spring 2015. She  is currently in her second year at Florida State University where she is double majoring in marketing and hospitality management. At FSU, Kelsey works as a University Ambassador (campus tour guide) as well as a Resident Assistant. In addition, Kelsey is on the Programming Board for Student Union Productions and is active in Hillel, a Jewish student organization. This summer, Kelsey will be studying abroad in London with FSU International Programs.
Sponsor Spotlight
Tampa Bay Insurance Group/Tower Hill Insurance are brand new Grand Slam Sponsors this season.  We appreciate your support.

November Birthdays
Date Age
Zachary Mueller 11/3 21
Jake Vildostegui 11/4 13
Joshua Manley 11/7
Olivia O'Neal 11/12 19
Patrick Young 11/13
Alex Guzman 11/13 10
Tracey Schatzberg 11/15
Evan Hemminger 11/16 9
Parker Barrow 11/18 17
Sandy  Samberg 11/20
Matthew Guthman 11/23 22
Haylie Seilheimer 11/28 14
Lloyd Pilcher  11/29 10
Lindsey Danner 11/30 21
Patrick Lee 11/30

WEDU Be More Awards
We have been nominated in the "Be More Relevant" category for the 2017 WEDU Be More Awards.  The top candidates will then be judged by an impartial panel.  You can vote once per day until noon on Wednesday December 7th.  Thanks for voting!

Amazon Smile
Amazon Smile
When shopping on line. Consider using Amazon Smile. A portion of the the sale will be donated back to Buddy Baseball, no extra cost to you. Just use  https://smile.amazon.com/  selecting Buddy Baseball as the organization that you are supporting the next time you are shopping on Amazon. Thanks.

Contact Us
(813) 416-5742
Until next time...   PLAY BALL!!

Russ Oberbroeckling
Executive Director
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