As many of you may or may not know already, the coach of our 14u softball team, Rob Wybierala was hit by an errant throw before the start of a game back in May. The concussion Rob suffered that day was worse than expected and unfortunately he hasn’t been able to return to work. If you watch any sport these days you’ve undoubtedly heard the ramifications from suffering such a head injury no matter how it occurs. Hopefully Rob will return to work soon and things will return to normal for him & his family.
In the meantime for those of you that don’t know Rob or his wife Marni I’d like to tell you a little bit about them. Both have played a big part in making sure our softball program was a success this year. In the Spring I asked Rob to coach our 14u team this year when I wasn’t sure if we would have a coach. Even though Rob was busy at his job in Rockville, MD with well over an hour daily commute he was willing to step up and make sure we had a coach. Obviously none of us could have seen this injury in advance, but Rob has not once regretted his decision to coach nor have I heard him feel sorry for himself. In fact Rob has done the opposite by making sure everyone not only on his own team had fun, but that every player in the league had been treated fairly and had a rewarding experience. Marni has been a huge asset to the Rec league as well. She stepped up to take a lead role in running our snack shack when not many others would volunteer for it. Our snack shack ensures that our league stays solvent and we can keep the registration fees at a reasonable rate for everyone that wishes to play. Marni also volunteered to provide concessions for our Fall Ball league’s home games as well so we could enjoy our end of year pizza party.
I’m asking for your help one last time to see Rob & his family through this tough financial time. A few of us in the community have planned a benefit dinner and raffle to be held on Saturday, November 22 at the Fairfield Fire Hall to help Rob and his family. The details of which are listed below. If anyone would like to buy a ticket or would like to sell any please reply to me and I will make sure you get a ticket – or tickets. This should be a fun night for a great cause with a good chance of winning a prize just before the holidays. A lot of wonderful people have volunteered their time & services to put this together, and I hope that we can all remember that this unfortunate incident could happen to anyone of us. We have a great opportunity to help support not just a good family, but one of our fellow Fairfield neighbors in a time of need.
I hope that you can show your support and come out for a good time next month. Thank you in advance.
VP Fairfield Softball
Thank you Mayor Harris for photographing our Opening Day. To see the pictures click here.