We hope everyone was excited to be playing baseball again this past weekend after our 2 week hiatus from spring break!
All of our teams continue to improve and we appreciate how our coaches and families continue to support the kids and the league. We have just over 1 month left in the season and our all star selection process is in full swing and we are solidifying our plans for a playoff program with our Rookies and Minors teams. We will announce the All Star teams very soon as well as the playoff schedule.
Based on the number of kids we have in our league in each of the age groups participating in All Stars, OBR will be selecting teams for 8U, 9U, 10U, and 14U All Star teams. Coaches in each of our divisions have been asked to submit a list of the kids that have shown an advanced ability and have displayed great sportsmanship during the season thus far. We are taking the these kids and inviting them to become All Stars for the 2014 season. These families will be asked to commit 100% to travel and play on specific weekends over the summer. The more we win, the longer the season will be extended for each of these teams. OBR is committing monies to help support the All Star teams; however the families of our players will also be asked to fund (through fundraising and sponsorships) expenses for uniforms, travel, etc. Due to the fact that we have over 15+ eligible players for the 8U team, coaches will be sending invites to players to participate in a tryout next weekend (4/13).
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Thanks again for all of your support.
What a great day of baseball we had this past Saturday! The weather was perfect and the kids had a blast. We continue to have a TON of parents, grandparents, siblings, and friends at the baseball field. Thanks for all of the support.
Orlando Babe Ruth is VERY excited that we are now active on Facebook. You will notice a direct link to Facebook on our website AND you can also click this LINK to find us. Please be sure to 'like' our page as we will be updating Facebook with new pictures frequently.
We hope everyone is enjoying a great start to the Spring Baseball season!
Along with the Spring season comes rain showers and storms in Central Florida. We appreciate everyone's patience and flexibility when we are required to cancel games and practices. Most of you know that OBR utilizes the City's fields at Trotters park; with that said the City typically makes the decision on whether the fields are in playable condition. With the weather in Central Florida, you never really know what is going to happen. Again, we do appreciate your flexibility here. OBR will continue to send cancelation notifications through texts and emails so everyone is aware of these adjustments.
This weekend looks like a PERFECT weekend to play baseball. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the ball field on Saturday. Lastly, we are very excited distribute the jerseys and hats that parents ordered on Opening Day. We will be distributing these items from 9-11:30am at the Yellow Field. Our opening day bicycle fundraiser and silent auction raised some much needed funds for the league and we very grateful for all of the support our parents provided.
We are very excited about opening day tomorrow. With all of the activity happening lately, we wanted to send a few reminders to you:
1. Please have your child at Trotters Park at 9:15am, ceremonies begin at 10am.
2. Please review your picture schedule to ensure you don't miss your teams time slot.
3. Support your league and win some great stuff: Bike Raffle Tickets, Silent Auction Items, and Jerseys & Hats will be for sale.
4. The concession stand has now been outsourced and they are providing a great menu. Chicken wraps, hamburgers, and slushies are just a few of the great items on the menu. Proceeds go back to OBR, so let's be sure to support our concession stand.
5. If you still owe registration, please stop by the table selling jerseys to make payment and to receive your uniform.
Lastly, let's all hope that the rain holds off so that we can make our opening day a success!!!
Help support your team and your league by purchasing a game jersey this season!
Don't let your OBR player be the only one in your family with game gear.......purchase your own Team Jersey and/or Hat on opening day! OBR is offering all parents, relatives, and siblings the opportunity to purchase a game jersey or hat on Opening Day.
When: This is only offered on Opening Day. No other Jerseys or Hats can be ordered this season. How: Stop by the OBR Jersey tent on Opening Day from 9:30am - noon. Cost: $30 per jersey and $15 per hat Payment: Cash, check, and credit card
We hope that you will use this unique opportunity to support our league and show your team spirit throughout the season!
We are very excited that opening day is less than 1 week away!
We have a busy week ahead of us and we wanted to provide everyone with an update on what is happening:
Uniforms: Most uniforms will be distributed to coaches on Monday, February 17th. Coaches will distribute uniforms throughout the week.
Opening Day Ceremonies: Ceremonies will begin at 10am. Please have your child at Trotters Park at 9:15am to prepare for opening ceremonies.
Team Pictures: Pictures will begin at 11am on Opening Day. A detailed schedule will be sent later this week.
Game Times: The game schedule for opening day AND the season will be sent this week. Games will begin at 11am on Opening Day.
Raffle, Silent Auction, and Fundraising: OBR will be offering many fundraising events on Opening Day. We hope that everyone can support our league by participating in our Bicycle Raffle and bidding on our Silent Auction items. In addition, our concession stand will be open and will provide everyone with a great menu of food and snack choices.
Thanks and we look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday.