Friday, June 3, 2011

Santa Barbara's Semi-Pro Baseball League Season Opener

The Boy's of Summer are Here!!!!!

This weekend is opening season for the
Santa Barbara Forester College Summer Baseball Team

Home Games
4:30 pm Saturday, June 4 - SD Waves
1 pm Sunday, June 5 - SD Waves
5 pm, June 7 - Angelenos
5 pm, June 14 - CA Wahoos 
5 pm, June 15 - CA Wahoos 
5 pm, June 17 - SLO Blues
5 pm, June 18 - SLO Blues
1 pm, June 19 - SLO Blues
5 pm, June 21 - OC Pioneers
5 pm, June 23 - OC Pioneers
5 pm, June 25 - MLB Academy
5 pm, June 28 - Conejo Oaks
5 pm, June 29 - MLB Academy



A College Summer Baseball team based in Santa Barbara, California.
The Foresters are a member of the California Collegiate League
of the National Baseball Congress


Stats:
Founded:  1991
Home Ballpark:  Caesar Uyesake Statium, UCSB
Uniform Colors:  White, Cobalt Blue, Red
Logo Design:  "Foresters" in block letters around a bear
cub and a baseball bat
Mascot:  A bear cub named Cuby
Owner:  The Foresters are a non-profit organization
President:  David Hall
Head Coach/Executive Director:  Bill Pintard
Local Radio:  AM 1340
The Foresters provide an opportunity for college baseball players to gain experience using wood bats  before signing with a professional baseball team.  They have become one of the top summer baseball teams in the country after winning their division  fourteen straight years and a national championship in 2006 and 2008.
There are currently approximately 50 former Foresters playing in the Majors!

The Foresters are partners with the Hugs for Cubs program.   Hugs for Cubs is a non-profit created in 1995 through the inspiration of Forester Pitcher Eric Pintard.  Diagnosed with a rare form of spinal cancer, "E.P" battled back to take the mound as a starter in the 1998 season.  Through his own determination, by living life to the fullest, Eric showed that self healing was possible.  Sadly, Eric passed away in February of 2004 after battling a form of brain cancer.  Eric's legacy is not only the Hugs for Cubs program, but the hope and joy that remain in the hearts and minds of everyone who was touched by this special and giving young man.

Forester players field a baseball camp for cancer stricken youngsters, take Cubbies on a special trip to an
Anaheim Angels game,  conduct events for them locally and visit young cancer victims in hospitals where-ever they play around the country.  If you are interested in knowing more about the Forester Hugs for Cubs program, contact the Santa Barbara Foresters at http://www.sbforesters.org/Hugs%20For%20Cubs.html.

to follow the Foresters, visit the Santa Barbara Foresters Facebook Page:


PS:  my family's personal life has been enriched by the "boys of summer" who have come from around the country to stay at our home during the season. I am a "Baseball Mom" of a son who played baseball from the age of 5 through college (and still plays Club baseball), a husband who played baseball and coached his Little League Team to a Regional final;  and a "Forester Mom" to several College players who spent their summer residency at our home; along a husband who has served on The Forester Board of Directors for numerous years and loves being a "Summer Dad".
 
It is Summer in America and we are blessed!


Forester fans toasting the 2008 National Win
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