While Orlando Babe Ruth is planning for this Spring's baseball and softball season, the Holiday Season is upon us. Our players are getting ready for their Winter Break and we are excited to be thinking of warm weather and Spring Baseball.
If you are still looking for a gift for your baseball and softball player, please consider providing them the gift of playing baseball with OBR this Spring. As part of our registration process, we will provide you with a Gift Certificate that you can print and give to your player as a gift this holiday. You will receive a link in your confirmation email that you can customize with your players name. This certificate is ONLY AVAILABLE UNTIL DECEMBER 25th.
Step up to the plate and give the gift of baseball this holiday!
Thanks for a great Fall Season and Let's get Ready for Sprin
What started with an unprecedented amount of rainfall and canceled practices and games, ended on a great note with an impromptu "mini-tournament" at the minor/major league level and a fabulous Friday-night under the lights at Ben Crosby with our rookies. Our fall season is a time for everyone to practice and improve their skills as well as learn more about the game of baseball. I also want to congratulate our softball players and fans. You will forever be remembered as the group that kick-started OBR softball back into gear. We look forward to watching our league grow and compete! Of course, none of this would be possible without the countless hours put in by our volunteer coaches, managers and board. Please take a moment to thank those folks as they are the real backbone of this organization.
It's never too early to gear up for our SPRING SEASON! Registration is NOW OPEN!! CLICK HERE to register for our Spring Season. Registration will be "live" thru January 23, 2015.
Spring evaluations will be held January 24, and our OPENING DAY is Saturday, February 21, 2015. Opening Day is always a fun, community-oriented baseball event. Please contact Ashley Bedell, firstname.lastname@example.org, to volunteer and make this day our best, yet!
In closing, thank you for allowing us to interact with your children and hopefully fueling a passion for working hard, learning new skills, appreciating teamwork and good sportsmanship and most importantly, inspiring a new generation for America's favorite pastime....
HELLO OBR.....what an absolutely amazing weekend of baseball! Trotters was buzzing with games, cheering, concessions and, most of all, FUN! Thank goodness the rain is gone and the baseball and softball has finally begun. To say that we are in FULL SWING (pun intended) would be an understatement…..and to keep the ball rolling ….the annual Edgewater Homecoming Parade is THIS THURSDAY, October 16th at 6pm down Edgewater Drive.
As is tradition, OBR players and coaches will walk in the parade and hand out candy (OBR will provide and you can bring your own if your prefer) and represent their teams. If your player would like to participate (parents are welcome to walk with t-ball kids), please have them wear their HAT and JERSEY (it will be hot, so shorts are fine), and meet BEHIND COLLEGE PARK BAPTIST CHURCH at 5:30PM. Look for the Orlando Babe Ruth banner. The parade ends at Edgewater High School, so please make plans to meet your player somewhere around EHS. Let's come out swinging and show College Park how great their community baseball and softball league is!
Thanks! If you have questions, please contact Ashley Bedell by responding to the email. Lastly, please let you coach know if you will be attending this great event. We hope to see each of you on Thursday!
Orlando Babe Ruth is excited to show our support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
OBR will be selling PINK wristbands via our online store and at our opening event on 10/3 at Ben Crosby Field. Each wristband will cost $5 and ALL profits will be donated to an OBR family who is currently battling this disease. We hope that this fundraiser will have a positive impact on our kids, coaches, and community.
We are asking that our players, coaches, and families wear these PINK wristbands at all OBR games and events in October. We are also encouraging our players and coaches to wear these wristbands for our team pictures. All wristbands will be distributed at Ben Crosby on 10/3 during our opening event. We have a limited number of wristbands, so please purchase early.
We are excited for a fun 2014 Fall baseball season. All players have been assigned to a team and practice schedules are loaded on the web-site. If your child is playing T-ball, practices schedules will be confirmed this week and communicated by your coach and posted on the web-site.
Orlando Babe Ruth does all communication via the website, so it is important that you add your e-mail address to your profile and your child's profile. We will send out updates that may include practice cancelations due to weather, game schedules and team updates. You should receive an e-mail from your coach letting you know which team your child is playing for and practice dates and times. The game schedule will be out later this week. We will play a 10 game season with opening day being Saturday, September 20th.
It is hard to believe that the summer is coming to a close and school is starting in the next few days. The start of school also means the start of FALL BASEBALL & SOFTBALL!!
OBR is less than 10 days away from closing registration for the Fall Season. Please help us plan accordingly by signing up early! Remember, SOFTBALL is free this season and we already have many girls signed up.....don't miss out on a great season! Whether you are just starting tee ball or prepping for High School baseball, don't be left out this season......signup today!
Listed below are a few key dates to keep in mind:
Coaches Meeting: August 16
Registration closes: August 26
Softball: August 22, Trotters Park 6-7:30pm
Rookies: August 27, Trotters Park 6-7:30pm
Minors & Majors & Juniors: August 28, Trotters Park 6-7:30pm
Practice Begins: August 25
Opening Day: September 20
Lastly, we are always in need of volunteers to help coach. If you have interest in coaching this season, please sign up quickly as we will have a coaches meeting this weekend to review protocol, training, etc. Thanks for your support and we will see you soon on the baseball field.
Orlando Babe Ruth hopes that everyone is enjoying their summer camps, vacations, and time with family!
We are quickly approaching the start of our Fall season (August 23rd) and we are preparing for our Board Elections on this Thursday. We hope that many of you can attend this meeting and can volunteer for our board.
Lastly, we want to congratulate our 14U All Star team. These kids did an outstanding job in representing our league in the state tournament this past weekend. They played some great baseball and ended the tournament with a 2-2 record. OBR is very proud of this team!
We hope to see you at our board meeting tomorrow night and please be sure to register your child for baseball by clicking this link.
When: July 24th, 7:00pm
Where: 1300 Brookhaven Drive, Suite 2 Orlando 32803
RSVP: click here to RSVP and let us know what position(s) you are interested in volunteering for