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A Message From the Executive Director

By Charles Blackburn, 09/08/17, 3:30PM EDT

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Congratulations to all participating NABF franchised member league organizations that took part in our 104th consecutive season and all the teams representing their leagues and states advancing through regional and NABF national championship tournaments.  Each of our age groups provided an excellent field of teams, providing excellent competition. 

None of our member leagues or champion tournament events starts or finish without the good work by many volunteers, planning well in advance, and management of the game-by-game league play required to have a successful program.

To those organizations hosting our Regional and World Series tourney play, hats off and many thanks to you and your members.  You keep this game alive and well at the grassroots level, providing the opportunities for so many young players to be recognized by colleges and MLB scouts. 

All of us in the NABF-our officers, directors and members- are so very grateful, and extend our special thanks to all sponsors of our NABF national program:  Hoosier Bat Company, Village Trophy Company, Sports Factory, Baseball Factory, Major League Baseball, USA Baseball, Diamond Baseball (our official NABF baseball), MTM Recognition (NABF’s only official champion rings provider), Frazier Insurance Company (NABF team liability and medical coverage), and Youth Baseball Network.

Special thanks also to Rockland Baseball Association for hosting the Rookie and Freshman Division World Series; Youngstown Class B Baseball League; Bob Cene Park; City of Toledo, Ohio; City of Battle Creek, Michigan; Mississippi NABF Baseball; and all those NABF franchise members, businesses, and individuals too numerous to list, having contributed their time and resources for NABF sandlot baseball for all ages.

And now, we look forward to still another new season in 2018, our 105th consecutive year of NABF baseball for all ages.

Again, our many thanks to all having made this season a success, and we welcome the many seasons to come with all of you as our loyal members, striving to improve upon each past season.

 

Kind regards to all,

Charles M. Blackburn, Jr.

Executive Director, NABF