- A new season brings new adventures. Lets make the most of every day we have!
- Thanks to ALL our team sponsors! In 2018 we have an even bigger and better way to advertise for you
GameChanger Fan Badge
First Fundraiser of 2018...
To kick off our fundraising goals we have a great opportunity in front of us! The Fitzgeralds have had a Rhea County and Tennessee version of this rustic shirt logo designed to go on a dri-fit style shirt for us to sale! The profits we can make on this opportunity is tremendous and this is the perfect first fundraiser to get the ball rolling towards beach front condos for EVERYONE at the World Series next season! I promise it is hard to find any shirt for these prices anymore so with effort from everyone on this we can knock this fundraiser out of the water. Orders can be paid online if needed through our team PayPal account (email@example.com) just be sure who ever is ordering puts their name and the size they are wanting on the notes in PayPal and also have them list what player on the team sold them the shirt. We are taking pre-orders for 3 weeks so the last day to sell is August 21st. We are looking right now at the possibility of setting up at the Rhea County Fair also to sell! Thanks for all the help everyone always provides during fundraisers!
Marucci Info and Off Season Updates...
We are already hard at it working on fundraising ideas and general plans for our new season while leading up to tryouts. One major development so far has been the potential partnership with Marucci Sports! We have an agreement in place with Marucci Sports but are still working to finalize some small details of the deal before it is officially announced. As of now just know that we are working towards a package for the players from them that consists of our team helmets, team bat bags, hats, and A BAT PER PLAYER!!! Again as more info is confirmed we will update everyone!
Another HUGE addition to our XR Family is the support of The Baseball Mission in Cleveland. Please be sure to contact Anthony Lamberth and tell him thank you first and foremost but we encourage everyone to try out the Baseball Mission this fall and/or winter for hitting and pitching lessons. Anthony does a wonderful job and he has agreed to make our team the official 8U team representing TBM! TBM will be in our logo design but everything that we have all worked to set up and have with our XR brand still remains. During the winter in Jan/Feb we will attend TBM on Sundays for our indoor practices which just helps carry our team to yet another level. Thanks TBM for your support and we promise to do what we can on our end to represent you on and off the field with class!
THE RIPKEN EXPERIENCE CHAMPIONS!!!
This tournament was the one we have been working for! Everyone had this experience marked on their calendar as a special tournament and the boys worked hard all year to get ready for it. They showed up and they showed out! Scoring 47 runs and only allowing 14 runs while going undefeated and winning the Championship! I know all the coaches could not be more proud of the work the boys have put in this year and we cannot wait to see what is in store for the last few tournaments we have this season!
USSSA Stars & Stripes Spring Double Play Champions
On the weekend the boys went 4-0 outscoring opponents 71 to 16 in four games! This has been the weekend we have been waiting on when all the boys seemed to finally gel together and play to their potential! Great job guys!
2017 Team Banner
2017 Team Picture
Team Raffle Fundraiser Results
We first want to thank everyone for your contributions to our fundraiser. This was the only true fundraiser that we had planned for the season and it more than exceeded expectations! We more than doubled our total from last seasons ticket sales and beat our pre-season set goal by more than $1,000! Thank you to all the players and parents for their hard work on the fundraiser and congrats to all the winners....
Below is a list of the winners....
Lookouts Tickets - Ronnie Ray
Creative Discovery Museum - Ned Rich
Monkey Town Brewery Gift Card - Cindy Shipley
Spare Time Bowling Passes - Jan Morgan, Arnold Fitzgerald, Jeff Gann, Cooper at IAC
Advocare Spark - Chris Carter
Cumberland Cafe Gift Card - Adam Pelfrey
Free Mowing at Rhea Fresh Cut Lawns - Chris Shipe
Olive Garden Gift Card - Jennifer Smith
Crystal Springs Bowling Passes - Chester Bankston, Dustin Melton
Starbucks Gift Card - Kat Miles
Outback Gift Card - Ronnie Ray
Free Mowing at Grass Bombers - Jesse Smith
Applebee's Gift Card - Amon Rice
Pelfrey Heating & Cooling HVAC Cleaning - Heather Roberson
Murmaid Mattress Mattress Cover - Josh Morgan
Jump Park Passes - Jeremy Mickel
Gary Bolden Photography - Cary Pelfrey
La-Z-Boy Recliner - Anita Cox
$250 Cash - Shanta Price
Walmart Donation Day
Great job today boys! We beat our totals from last year and met our goal for this year!!! Everyone proved how polite they can be and how well you listen during a long day. Glad to be a part of such a special group of young men!
New Tournament Logo....
A Couple New Looks....