THE FIGHTING 63RD: Welcome
OTTAWA LEGION BASEBALL
....nothing else like it!
2018 Final Record 5-22
Happy Trails to 2018 Seniors!
POST 63 NAMES BRAYDEN SAUTTER AS NEW HEAD COACH....Doug Sanders, Doug Sanders Jr. and Corbin Niese to assist!
Baseball Surges to #1 Youth Sport!
Finally, Baseball is getting some good news about participation in the sport. Stunning news, really.
Baseball - Softball has now surged to be the # 1 youth participation sport in the United States. This after a 3 year trend of growth, according to the annual report by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association. Participation in Baseball has shown an annual rise of 6.5% over 5 years, 10.7% over 3 years, 18.1 % from 2015 - 2016. The growth rate seems to be gaining momentum. The increase in participation almost certainly stems from MLB's "Play Ball" initiatve which was launced by the sport in 2015. This story was reported be Fox Sports and other news outlets.
75K Stretch drive goal shattered!
Community Rallies to Pledge over 100K !!
Tremendous Outpouring of Support for Project!
After five seasons of darkness at Memorial Field, there will be lights! The Campaign has exceeded its goal of 75K!
Many Individuals and businesses have contributed.
Tax Dedustible Donations can be made:
Memorial Park Capital Campaign c/o Darlene Osterhage at First Federal Bank in Ottawa.
HEAD COACH JORDAN RODE....567-712-4374
GM Chad Niese 419-235-5423
Post 63 extends gratitude to those making memorial contributions to Ottawa Legion Baseball in memory of Robert Warren Sr, and Andy Brickner.
A New Baseball Committee has been formed to assure the future of Ottawa Legion Baseball.
GM - Chad Niese
Jeff Arrington - Leon Fuerst - Ken Horstman - Todd Schimmoeller - Mick Meyer - Dave Kersh - Dave Yoder -
The History of Night Baseball in Ottawa....Click on Link at Left
"We need to find a way as a community to work together to fund new lights at Memorial Park, Ottawa Mayor Dean Meyer said, "a lighted ball diamond is a great asset to Memorial Park."
Lima News July 28, 2013 ....click on 'News/Articles' at left to read the entire article
"If a team is to reach its potential, each player must be willing to subordinate his personal goals to the good of the team."
THE AMERICAN LEGION...For God and Country