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Seasons Greetings to One & All
It has been an unusual year across the board … if we’ve heard, “well, it’s 2020,” once, we have heard it repeated over and over.
With the Roy Hobbs World Series staff, we decided to do a “2020” approach to our annual Thank You and Holiday greeting card, photographing all members of the staff with and without their obligatory masks. Click here to get a full size view and check out your favorites!
So, on behalf of the Roy Hobbs World Series staff, here’s a big “Thank You” for your participation and support this year, an invitation for everyone to return in 2021, and us wishing each and everyone of you the Blessings of the Christmas Season.
Be Safe, Be Well, Wash Them Hands and we will see you in 2021!
$10 to Roy Hobbs Foundation Christmas Giving
Each December, the Roy Hobbs Foundation sends gifts supporting Leukemia research at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, general fund at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Harry Chapin Food Bank in Lee County, and Challenger organizations in Lee and Broward Counties, Florida.
We minimize our fund-raising efforts to our events and to a once-a-year appeal — 99% of all donations go to end-user
recipients. More than $15,000 was distributed at the end of 2019.
This is our once-a-year appeal … we are asking everyone for a minimum donation of $10. And it’s easy, go to this link https://royhobbs.com/rh-foundation/about/ and click on DONATE.
We thank you for your generous support and will post in January our donations.
SUNSHINE CLASSIC 2021
The dates for the 2021 Sunshine Classic are confirmed, with an expanded lineup of age groups and additional dates. Invitations were sent out after Thanksgiving to all teams who emailed their requests for invitations.
AT THIS TIME OUR 35+, 45+, 50+ and Feb. 60+ DIVISIONS ARE SOLD OUT! Teams can still register for a
place on the waiting list in case teams drop out.
Please DO NOT make any arrangements that cannot be rescinded until you hear from RHBB or your manager that your team has paid the required deposit and confirmed participation. Covid-19 protocols will be in effect and players should expect changes in amenities due to related issues. Masks will be required when working with trainers, in the lunch queue, outside the batting cages or trainers area, or when more than 5 players are in a dugout. NO EXCEPTIONS!
The full list of dates and divisions can be seen HERE>
NOTE that this year we have added a 55+ Division and will hold 2 separate 60+ events. Another reminder– except for the 35s division, the age minimums for underage players is moving up to only 1 year underage in ALL DIVISIONS.
FREE AGENTS FOR THIS EVENT – THE LINK ON OUR WEBSITE IS NOW ACTIVE ! Please note that there are NO upfront fees for the Sunshine Classic. Costs are set by the manager of each team.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR 2020 RHWS DIVISION CHAMPIONS!
VETERANS 35+ DIVISION: AAAA Chicago Woodpeckers; AAA Cleveland Steve Sports; AA NEO Angels
MASTERS 45+ DIVISION: AAAA Pittsburgh 45s; AAA Lehigh Valley Railriders; AA Dayton Wolves; A Crystal Clinic Indians
LEGENDS 53+ DIVISION: AAAA Border City Brewers; AAA Florida Sharks; AA Albany Capitals; A
CLASSICS 60+ DIVISION: No Champions declared due to weather related issues
VINTAGE 65+ DIVISION: AAAA Minnesota Bees; AAA Maine Woods Baseball; AA Minnesota Goats
TIMELESS 70+ DIVISION: No Champions declared due to weather related issues
FOREVER YOUNG 75+ DIVISION: AAAA Iron Man Maiden Padres
See all Champion Team photos HERE>
If you know of a player who should be “spotlighted” in our newsletter, send us the story and a photo and we’ll consider them for an upcoming issue.
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GLENN MILLER IS “TALKIN’ BASEBALL AT THE 2020 ROY HOBBS WORLD SERIES”
Politics? What politics? Not between the lines!
Read his blog post HERE>
YOU CAN STILL GET A ROY HOBBS LOGO WASHABLE MASK!
Six logos to choose from and all come with filters. Cost is $20 each, including shipping, with 15% of proceeds going to the Roy Hobbs Foundation. Take a 10% discount when purchasing multiple masks.
CLICK HERE to get the details and order yours! OR visit the Roy Hobbs Pro Shop during the 2021 Sunshine Classic. Quantities are limited, so order
your’s today and thank you on behalf of the Foundation!
WHEN YOU’RE READY TO MAKE YOUR PLANS FOR THE 2021 SUNSHINE CLASSIC OR WORLD SERIES, WE CAN HELP WITH ACCOMMODATIONS AND MORE!
Let RHBB and the Lee County Sports Organizing Committee help you get that taken care of! Click below for the SOC link.
Information on lodging is currently
available for our Feb. division dates; check back for March dates soon.
PLEASE PATRONIZE OUR HOTEL SPONSOR-PARTNERS HERE
A Line Up Card of our scheduled events that can keep you on the field all year!
Did our roving Social Media Guru, Meg, catch YOU at one of our events?
Take a look at some of our “Faces of the Family” from the 2020 RHWS
GET YOUR RH GEAR! Cool shirts, awesome equipment and other items you wish you had.
YOUR 2020 WS 50/50 RAFFLE TICKET PURCHASES CONTRIBUTED $1562.00 TO THE ROY HOBBS FOUNDATION. THANK YOU!
The winning tickets by week were:
Week 1 (Green Ticket): #331270 $164 to Rebecca Wales / Minnesota Oilers
Week 2 (Yellow Ticket):
#239628 $180 to Diane Carini / Orlando
Week 3 (Orange Ticket): #796073 $542 to Lisa Ford / Philadelphia Generals
Week 4 (White Ticket ): #309200 $296 to Larry Kimelman & Dave Greer / Wolfdogs
Week 5 (Orange Ticket) #6509969 $380 to Larry Kimelman & Dave Greer / Wolfdogs
FIND YOUR PASSION
What’s ours? Baseball, sure…but we’re also invested in Challenger Baseball and the Fight Against Cancer!
Some guys have a different view of the Game. We know our RHUA Umps like to be in on the calls we’re making at our events. View our updated RHUA page and keep yourselves up-to-date on our rules, opportunities and more.
ARE YOU “TRUE BLUE”? Check out our updated interactive feature and test your rules knowledge. New scenarios in every newsletter.
YOU MAKE THE CALL>
The 2020 Class of Inductees to the Roy Hobbs Baseball Hall of Fame were, unfortunately, not able to gather and celebrate with family, friends and fellow ballplayers at a banquet in their honor this year. However, Tom Giffen was able to interview most of these deserving men and present them with their Class of 2020 rings. We filmed these presentations and created a YouTube gallery for your enjoyment.
Click HERE to see our RH Hall of Fame 2020
A list of teammates who have departed this life but are with us in spirit.
Wishing our Baseball Family a “beachin” Holiday Season! Give us your feedback or suggestions: email@example.com Thanks for subscribing and Play Ball!
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