Buddy Baseball Newsletter
September 2016
Hello Buddy Baseball Fans, 

Our 15th season is just a month away!  We will start the season off with our Meet and Greet luncheon on Saturday 9/24 at the Lightfoot Center in Temple Terrace.  For those of you new to Buddy Baseball, it's a chance for the players, buddies, coaches and parents to get to know each other before the season starts.

We have many new players, buddies and coaches this season. Welcome to the league.  Team rosters and schedules will be coming out soon.   

Opening day will be October 1st. "Wow! Fresh and Fast" restaurant will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs for us.

This season we will be celebrating our 100th Saturday of Buddy Baseball on 10/22 with a big event at the ball fields. 

I'll see you all at the Meet and Greet!

Russ Oberbroeckling
Executive Director

Meet and Greet
Meet and Greet
The Meet and Greet luncheon will be held on Saturday 9/24.   
Session 1:  11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Blazers, Bobcats, Cobras, Cyclones, 
Hawks,  HIT Squad, Sharks

Session 2:  1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Bombers, Mustangs, Ravens, Rockets, 
Thunder, Tigers, Wildcats 

Team rosters coming out soon! 
Location: Lightfoot Center, 10901 N 56th St, Temple Terrace, FL 33617
Buddy Training
Our buddy training for our new buddies and coaches will be held the same day as the Meet and Greet from 12:00 pm to 12:40 pm. Buddy training is also open to returning buddies and coaches if they would like a refresher. 
We're on TV!
Thanks to Fox 13, Good Day Tampa Bay for coming out to the fields to feature our program.  I appreciate everyone that came out so early in the morning.  The weather turned bad on us and we had to cut the day short.  They have invited us back in December.  This is one of four videos from that day.  The other videos are on YouTube under Buddy Baseball Tampa.

Player Spotlight
Daniel Neuman 
Daniel is a veteran Buddy Baseball player. He is 21 years old and is home schooled. He likes American History and knows a great deal about Abraham Lincoln.  His special talent is singing and knowing the presidents.  
Buddy Spotlight
Player Anne Marie DeVita - Buddy Kylie Fedkow
Kylie  is 17 years old and this is her 4th season of Buddy Baseball. She is a senior at Sickles High School

Kylie's favorite food is sushi, she has a cat named Smokey and hopes to study criminology in college.
Coach  Spotlight
Ed Guthman
Ed is an original coach.  He has coached the Ravens every season. He is a New York Yankees, Knicks, Giants and Tampa Bay Rays fan. Ed also loves everything related to James Bond - 007. He hopes one day that he will make his movie debut in a James Bond film. 
Volunteer Spotlight
Anthony Viola
Anthony has been one of our outstanding announcers for the past few years.  He really has a passion for Buddy Baseball and announcing.  Anthony works for KForce as a  Senior Property Manager & Corporate Logistics. KForce has donated $500 to Buddy Baseball on his behalf over the past few seasons.
Sponsor Spotlight
Thanks to The Brink Foundation for their Grand Slam sponsorship and their Title Sponsorship for out 100th Saturday Celebration! They have been with us for the past four years.   Thanks for your commitment to Buddy Baseball!

September Birthdays
Date Age
Richard  Braxton  9/1 12
Mattie Lindley  9/4 15
Justice McKendree 9/6 16
Brandon Restrepo 9/8 10
Daniel  Hong 9/9 17
Elizabeth Klein 9/11
Annie Cassell 9/12 19
Ethan Wilson 9/18 14
Jackson Fox 9/19 13
Joshua Fox 9/21 17
Carlos Hernandez 9/22 16
Patricia Guthman 9/23 18
Drew Christian 9/23 15
Priscilla Mohan 9/24 18
Thomas Dorr 9/24 18
Emily Fitzpatrick 9/24
Destiny Newkirt 9/26 13
Scott Taylor 9/28 12

Where are they now?
Evan Duga
Evan was a buddy for Buddy Baseball for 4 seasons, 3 of them with his good buddy Steven Gueterman.  He was also one of our Buddy Scholarship winners in 2015.

Evan is currently in his second year at the University of Central Florida and just moved into an apartment with 2 of his high school friends.

He is a Chemistry major and has a job in the science department as a peer advisor.  This summer the family went to Daniel Boone National Forest in Kentucy for a camping trip.
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Did you know?
That 23% are new participants to Buddy Baseball this season. 
Contact Us
(813) 416-5742
Until next time...   PLAY BALL!!

Russ Oberbroeckling
Executive Director
In This Issue
Upcoming Issues
Opening Day
100th Day Celebration
Buddy Run

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