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Trophy Day for ROBSA

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The Red Oak Baseball Softball Association (ROSBA) held its Trophy Day celebration on June 7 at Lindsey Park.

This year, the league and its board members created a day these young ball players will remember for quite some time.

The league brought in a half dozen or so inflatable sport arenas, obstacle courses and jump houses for kids of all ages.

There was even a pitching inflatable where kids could get their fastballs recorded on a radar gun.

The league provided free hot dogs to all the players, coaches and parents that came out to enjoy the day and all of the events and inflatables were free for everyone.

The different age groups were awarded individual trophies throughout the day as each head coach introduced their players with the T-ball players starting off first.

Two out of the three softball teams were also on hand to receive their trophies.

A DJ provided music all day while the kids enjoyed all the activities. The league was expecting nearly 800 people to show up throughout the day.

The finale of Trophy Day concluded with the first annual ROBSA coaches’ softball game.

This was a chance for the kids and parents (and fellow coaches) to "coach the coaches" in a fun filled game.

The league had a great year and actually increased its size from previous years.

There were many nights in late winter and early spring coming back from high school soccer, baseball and softball games I would see the Lindsey Park lights on at 10 p.m. or later at night.

They were not on because kids were playing baseball.

They were on because board members and volunteers were tirelessly working to get the fields ready for spring play.

Like all the other youth sports in Red Oak, the ROBSA is run solely by dedicated volunteers and with out them, there would be no youth baseball and softball in our community.

Watch the newspapers in late summer for information about Fall Baseball signups or check out the league’s web site at: http://www.redoakbaseball.com.

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