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FORE! THE FIRST ANNUAL ABCCL COACHES CARE GOLF CLASSIC GETS OFF TO A ROUSING START

Oct 17 2017 ABCCL League News | Comments Off on FORE! THE FIRST ANNUAL ABCCL COACHES CARE GOLF CLASSIC GETS OFF TO A ROUSING START

Manalapan, NJ — Early this morning, over 50 baseball coaches, players, former players and friends took a welcome day off from their busy schedules for an exciting round of golf, dining and fun at the first-ever ABCCL Coaches Care Golf Classic. The crisp, bright sunny morning promised a great day at the beautiful Knob Hill Golf Course, followed by a super luncheon and awards presentation.

Attendees teed it up for the benefit of the Atlantic Baseball Confederation Collegiate League (ABCCL) and Play for James Foundation, both of which are registered (501C3) non-profit charitable organizations.

According to League president, Jay Blackwell, the event is just a taste of things to come. “For a first-time event I’m very happy with the turnout and the way things have come together. We have a great group of guys today and they’re certain to have a terrific time,” he said. “People like John Natale, our event co-chairman Joe Agnello, and fellow directors Bill Castner and Bob Pavone really stepped up, putting in the organizational time and sponsoring holes and other outing activities. Hopefully, we’ll generate a good level of support for the ABCCL and the Play for James Foundation and use this experience to pave the way for an even bigger and better outing in 2018.”

The accompanying photos capture just a few of the “near pro-level” golfers getting ready to tee off in this morning’s shotgun start. We hope you’ll plan on joining them at the next Coaches Classic, tentatively scheduled for Spring 2018.

John Natale of Natale Realtors, Coaches Classic luncheon sponsor, with Team Natale

John Natale of Natale Realtors, Coaches Classic luncheon sponsor, with Team Natale

This group of blasters represents Team SAYO Grays

This group of blasters represents Team SAYO Grays

(Left to right) ABCCL champion Matrix coach Glenn Fredricks, Ryan Hutchinson, Nick McKee and Mystery Guest.

(Left to right) ABCCL champion Matrix coach Glenn Fredricks, Ryan Hutchinson, Nick McKee and Mystery Guest.

A team with attitude, (left to right) Max Godfrey, Tommy Guinta, Tyler Brown and Brendon Frontera

A team with attitude, (left to right) Max Godfrey, Tommy Guinta, Tyler Brown and Brendon Frontera

ABCCL Director Bill Castner and his family sponsored Hole Number 4 at today's event. Thanks Bill!

ABCCL Director Bill Castner and his family sponsored Hole Number 4 at today’s event. Thanks Bill!

Former MLB standout, John Valentin(left) with playing partner, Rich Vitaliano, former coach at Wagner

Former MLB standout, John Valentin(left) with playing partner, Rich Vitaliano, former coach at Wagner

The mighty Team Agnello, including Jim Agnello, Vin Agnello, Chuck Senna and ABCCL Director, Joe Agnello

The mighty Team Agnello, including Jim Agnello, Vin Agnello, Chuck Senna and ABCCL Director, Joe Agnello

A huge thank you to ABCCL Director, Bob Pavone and his family, our lead sponsor for the Coaches Care Classic (Bob's also a Director of our charitable partner the Play for James Foundation)

A huge thank you to ABCCL Director, Bob Pavone and his family, our lead sponsor for the Coaches Care Classic (Bob’s also a Director of our charitable partner the Play for James Foundation)

Looking determined, Team Frontera takes to the links (from left), Chad Frontera, Bill Tigar, Roger Frontera and Joe Manzo

Looking determined, Team Frontera takes to the links (from left), Chad Frontera, Bill Tigar, Roger Frontera and Joe Manzo

A few of the awards presented at the Golf Classic luncheon.

A few of the awards presented at the Golf Classic luncheon.