At our end-of-season-banquet in October, it became abundantly clear that as much as we love baseball, many of our families want more sports to follow the example of ABO, and alternative leagues were suggested for hockey and basketball, too. To be fair, a number of people involved with BABO have spent many years already coaching and/or supporting Unified Sports teams, so this is not new for them. However, participating in the level of Alternative Baseball that we were privileged to enjoy this fall generated a new degree of enthusiasm for athletic competition for teens and adults on the spectrum and with other disabilities.
I confess that I am not knowledgeable concerning the ice hockey efforts beyond what was said at the banquet. However, our own Coach Kevin Stevenson is part of the basketball team being put together, and he sent out the following information by email yesterday:
Just want to give you an update on our potential Basketball Season. So I have heard back from 9 of you that you’d be interested in playing basketball. So that’s awesome..so we will start basketball in December. I will get back you with a confirmed date once I secure a court. I’m looking into using the Bangor Christian Basketball Court..hopefully I’ll know this week.
I will update you once I know more.
Have a great day!
Our gratitude for the contributions that each person makes to the success of Bangor Alternative Baseball doesn’t let up. We continue to be thankful for all of you that have players participating, for all that have contributed efforts–tiny, huge, or in between, given sponsorships, provided gifts or gift cards for the Celebrity game, played in the Celebrity or Family games, cheer on the team, pray for the coaches and players, coach, contribute to the website, Facebook page, share information about the team, publicize–I need to find a thesaurus so I don’t miss anyone!–you, if you have anything that you do for BAB, THANK YOU!!
As we see loved ones and friends a little more over the upcoming holidays, let’s tell them about Alternative Baseball! Direct them to us on Facebook (facebook.com/BangorAlternativeBaseball) or to our website (BangorAlternativeBaseball.com). A Google search will help them find us, too. We can help Maine’s ABO grow!
I can’t tell you how many strangers I’ve talked to and directed to our website (which links to our Facebook page). I’ve even told my personal fitness coach, who checked out the team and loved what she saw! (She’s coaching me in my weight loss program, in which I’ve lost 45+ lbs since late May. <— That’s free information right there. No extra charge for that.)
What’s up, then? Enthusiasm for Alternative Baseball, that’s what’s up!
Enjoy your second week of November, BAB!