Outlaws seeking host families
The Oneonta Outlaws are seeking families to host one or more players this summer.
Each host family will receive $300 per player, which will be paid by the Outlaws upon arrival. Host families also will receive a $100 voucher per player. Vouchers may be used to buy food and/or souvenirs at Damaschke Field.
The compensation package also includes one family season pass, which includes admission to all home games during the regular season and playoffs.
For more information, call Outlaws general manager Steve Pindar at 607-432-6326 (office) or 607-437-8779 (cell), or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golf leagues have openings
Colonial Ridge Golf in Laurens will offer the following public leagues this year: Monday Morning Ladies, Monday Night Ladies, Tuesday Morning Men, Tuesday Night Men, Wednesday Night Men, Thursday Night Men and Friday Night Couples.
The leagues feature two-person teams and are open to players of all skill levels. Colonial Ridge will pair those without partners. For more information, call 607-263-5291.
Hall accepting O'Neil nominations
The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown is accepting nominations for the Buck O'Neil Award, which will be presented next in 2014.
The award honors individuals who have enhanced baseball's positive impact on society, broadened the game's appeal, and whose character, integrity and dignity are comparable to the qualities exhibited by O'Neil. The Hall created the award in 2007 to honor former Negro leaguer O'Neil, who spent eight decades in baseball. O’Neil received the first award in 2008.
The Hall's Board of Directors present the award no more than once every three years. Longtime baseball executive Roland Hemond, now Special Assistant to the President and CEO of the Arizona Diamondbacks, won in 2011.
Nominations must be submitted in writing and should detail how the proposed candidate carries O'Neil's extraordinary traits. Nominations are open from the general public, at any time, and may be submitted to: Buck O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, 25 Main Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326. Only submissions received by mail will be considered.