Friday, July 6, 2012
The Mulrennan Middle School student is one of three national finalists in the 11- to 12-year-old division. She will compete July 9 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.
Move over, boys of summer. This summer the spotlight is on the girls, well, one girl in particular. Sloan Hammons, 12, of Valrico is a finalist in Major League Baseball's Pitch, Hit & Run finals to be held July 9 at 2:15 p.m. at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City prior to the MLB All-Star Game July 10. According to the MLB, Hammons is one of three national finalists in the 11- to 12-year-old softball division. She will compete against players from Council Grove, Kan., and Hemet, Calif., according to the MLB. Hammons, an honor student at Mulrennan Middle School, plays with the All-Star Team at Bloomingdale Little League as well as travel ball with the Florida Fire, based at the Bloomingdale Little League. She started playing softball at the …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Liz Gorman will be on hand for opening ceremonies Saturday, March 3 at 11 a.m.
Friday, March 2, 2012
News Report Athlete, model and Spirit Roller Pen spokeswoman Liz Gorman will be present at Bloomingdale Little League's opening ceremonies at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 3. The general public is invited to attend. “Liquid roll-on face and body paint manufacturer Spirit Pen Promotions LLC is announcing new awareness and fundraising campaigns to sports fans and the fundraising community” stated Gorman, Spirit Roller Pen’s leading “Women in Sports” spokeswoman. “Portions of all proceeds from our specific charitable campaigns will go to worthy causes such as: The National Exchange Club Foundation (for the prevention of child abuse), the American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure (using the “PinkOut” Spirit Roller Pen) and the …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
As a cost-saving measure, the county is considering closing a number of existing recreation centers and building some new, larger centers.
Residents will have a chance tonight to review a proposal by the county parks department calling for some recreation centers to close and for a new recreation center to be built in FishHawk Ranch. According to Mark Thornton, director of the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department, tough economic times is forcing the county to take a new look at how it funds its park system and whether it can continue to offer all the programs and services it currently has. Thornton has put together a nine-page proposal of ways to continue funding the parks system. Among the cuts the county is considering is to consolidate recreation centers, according to parks communications director Kemly Jiménez Green. "We currently have 42 …
Saturday, May 7, 2011
The Bloomingdale Little League will host a free family movie night on Saturday, May 7 at 8:15pm.
The Bloomingdale Little League will host a free family movie night in appreciation of its successful baseball season. In a traditional move, BLL will be showing, "Sandlot II." The movie will begin at 8:15pm and will be shown on Field Rhree at the Bloomingdale Little League complex on Bloomingdale Avenue. Parents are asked to bring a chair for themselves and a blanket for their kids. Along with a free movie, BLL will have popcorn and cotton candy for parents and their children along with all of the regular game concessions.
Friday, March 4, 2011
Spring opening ceremonies set for March 5.
"I love this place," said Todd Oliver, surveying the Bloomingdale Little League fields from his golf cart. "This is a place where memories are made." Oliver should know. The player agent for the T-ball division at Bloomingdale Little League and father of two current players, Oliver literally grew up at the Bloomingdale Little League. "I took my first pitch on the field over there in 1974 at the age of 7 years old," said Oliver, pointing to a field closest to Bloomingdale Avenue and Culbreath Road. "I played Little League until I was 16 years old." The Bloomingdale Little League was founded in 1969. Oliver's father, Jack, was a member of the league's board of directors along with Jim Barfield, Chuck Slowey and Greg Harrell. Jack Oliver …
Thursday, January 6, 2011
From T-Ball to Minor B, Bloomingdale ball players are welcome
The Bloomingdale Little League spring baseball registrations began Tuesday, Jan. 4. BLL is a recognized and well-established Little League baseball program in the Tampa Bay area. Its motto is: "Teaching character and respect to our children through sports one pitch at a time!" Registrations will continue and on the following dates: Thursday, Jan. 6, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 11, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, 6:30 to 9 p.m. The fee for children's T-Ball is $100. Minor B through Jr and Sr is $140. BLL will also offer a multi-child discount at $25 for the first sibling and $50 for each additional sibling. Parents must pay close …