SAN DIEGO MADRES

 THE MADRES SUPPORT YOUTH BASEBALL

Over 2,000 San Diego County kids are playing organized baseball and softball this  year because of the Madres! During the 2017 season, the Madres distributed almost $25,000, to 43 leagues including 3 Challenger* teams. For a list of 2018 sponsored leagues, please  CLICK HERE

*The Challenger Division of Little League offers children with special needs the opportunity to experience the thrill of baseball, the excitement of hitting a home run, or the pure enjoyment of throwing a runner out at home. Challenger Little League shows the special needs child, as well as the rest of us, that nothing is impossible, as long as the desire is there.

 DOES YOUR  LEAGUE NEED A SPONSOR?

2019 sponsorships will be available January 1, 2019.

Application for sponsorship is available by clicking here.

 For questions, please contact Roi Nieto, Youth Baseball VP at: 

hs25capt@earthlink.net

At the Madres monthly brunches, a youth representative from one of the Madres' sponsored teams is an invited guest. This young person sits at the head table, gets to meet the other special guests, and addresses the group. 

                                            

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MADRE 2018 YOUTH PLAYERS OF THE MONTH
FEBRUARY 3, 2018
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APRIL 7, 2018
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May 12, 2018
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June 2, 2018
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July 7, 2018
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August 18, 2018
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THIRD GENERATION MADRE? 

By Kris Hardesty; Photo by Rick and Pati Zambori

Our little league player in October was Zack Preston.   Zack is 7 years old and has been playing baseball for 4-5 years, he wasn’t sure.  He played for University City Little League minors on the “Zombies”.  He is actually playing up for his age; he is playing with 8-9 year olds.   He attends Spreckels Elementary in the 1st grade.   His favorite position and what he normally plays is  catcher. When asked who his favorite team is he told us the Padres.  He told us his favorite   current Padres player Manual Margot.   He also plays soccer. When asked if there was anything he wanted to tell us about himself he told us he really loves his family, baseball and wants to play baseball when he grows up.  

Zack is the grandson of long time member Pat Preston.  In fact he has many relatives who are Madres; his Great Aunt Barbara Cooke and his Great Grandmother LeVonne Cooke. Zack’s  family also joined us for brunch; his dad Ryan, mom Brittany and little sister Juliette.  It was discovered that Zack’s dad was also once a Little League player guest at a Madres luncheon, way back when they were at Qualcomm. He would attend and help his mom and aunt sell tickets.   

 The Madres thank Zack and his family for joining us. 

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