Buddy Baseball Newsletter
October 2016
Hello Buddy Baseball Fans, 

Our fall season is underway!  This season we have 86 players, 94 buddies, 50 coaches and 14 teams, representing 97 different schools in the Tampa Bay area.  Our biggest season yet.

Thanks to "Wow! Fresh and Fast" restaurant for the great cookout on Opening Day and to the Citrus Park Select baseball team who came out to volunteer and their generous donation to the league.

We will be celebrating our 100th Saturday of Buddy Baseball on 10/22 with a big event at the ball fields. You won't want to miss it.  

Our main fundraiser, the Buddy Run will be on Sunday morning, 11/6/2016.  There will be a 5K race, a 1 Mile Fun Run and the Buddy Dash for our runners with special needs. More information below.  

Thanks to all of our sponsors and volunteers who keep Buddy Baseball going strong.  PLAY BALL!!

Russ Oberbroeckling
Executive Director

Opening Day
We had a great turnout and a lot of fun. 25% of the participants are new to Buddy Baseball!
100th Day Celebration
Saturday, October 22nd will be our 100th Saturday of Buddy Baseball!  In addition to the games, there will be a hot dog and hamburger cookout, kids activities, treats, special guests and a whole lot more.  You won't want to miss it.  Thanks to our title sponsor - The Brink Foundation.

Buddy Run

It's not too late to register for our 6th Annual Buddy Run at Trout Creek - Wilderness Park on Sunday morning, 11/6. There will be a 5K Race, a 1 Mile Fun Run and the Buddy Dash for our runners with special needs.  Click on the link for all the information and to register.  Thanks to Suncoast Credit Union for your title sponsorship!  

Player Spotlight
Austin Barrow 
Austin is 15 years old and attends Steinbrenner High School. He is a Buddy Baseball veteran. His favorite subject in school is Music and he would like to meet John Cena. 
Buddy Spotlight
Buddy Kelly Hess - Player Andres Reyes
This is Kelly's fourth season as a buddy.  She is 16 years old and is a junior at Gaither High School.  Kelly loves to travel and shop.  If Kelly had a $1000, she would buy clothes.
Coach  Spotlight
Glen McGaha and Emily Fitzpatrick
Glen and Emily are long time coaches for the Tigers.  Glen has a 1976 little red corvette and Emily wins a lot of concert tickets off of the radio.  Glen's company, Bayside We Insure is also a team sponsor.

Volunteer Spotlight
Boy Scout Troop 120
Troop 120 has been the Color Guard for all 15 of our Opening Day Ceremonies.  A great group of young men.  Thank you for helping us get our seasons started off on the right note.

Sponsor Spotlight
The Tampa Breakfast Sertoma Club have been with us since the beginning. Not only are they sponsors, they also have cookouts for us. Thanks for your commitment to Buddy Baseball.

October Birthdays
Anthony Viola 10/3
Brittany Barrow 10/3
Matthew Mezzei 10/8
Michelle Vaughan 10/11
Justin Boykin 10/15
Jason Padgett  10/17
Wayne Vaughan 10/19
Patrick Thompson 10/25
Sandy Blade 10/26

Where are they now?
Reilly Whyte
Reilly was one of our inaugural players and played 9 seasons. He  is now 20 years old and graduated from Sickles High School this past spring.  Reilly is  attending STAGES at USF to gain work experience.  He would like to work at Game Stop, American Eagle or in the mall.  Reilly's ho bbies are video games, biking, bowling and movies. H e loves his dogs - Chloe and Tucker, Buccaneers Football and the Tampa Bay Rays.
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Did you know?
The Pepin Academies and Focus Academy are the schools with the most students playing Buddy Baseball.
Contact Us
(813) 416-5742
Until next time...   PLAY BALL!!

Russ Oberbroeckling
Executive Director
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