Friends Of UVM Baseball

... BRING IT BACK!

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Friends of UVM Baseball - Bring it Back

Resolution presented to the House of Representatives

On Friday (March 20th) members of the Friends of UVM Baseball and Softball, former UVM Baseball and Softball players and current Club Team Baseball and Softball players assembled in the Well of the House Representatives to hear the Resolution read in support of UVM baseball and softball and the history of Centennial Field. The Resolution was sponsored, signed and supported by many legislators including 7 of the 8 legislators on the UVM Board of Trustees. This reading was followed by an unanimous vote of approval of the 150 member House and culminated with rousing ovation. Before and after the reading the group members met casually and talked about BRING IT BACK with individual legislators. There were many, many favorable responses by individual House and Senate members.


read the resolution here:

http://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2016/Docs/RESOLUTN/HCR077/HCR077%20As%20Introduced.pdf

 

A REPORT OF UVM ATHLETICS SINCE BASEBALL WAS ELIMINATED

The University of Vermont Baseball Program has a long, proud tradition dating back to the 1880’s.  During this period, hundreds of Vermont high school graduates have donned the Green and Gold representing not only UVM but also their home state of Vermont.  Baseball has always been one of the most successful athletic programs at UVM.  In 2009, the athletic department cut both Baseball and Softball due to budget concerns.  The following facts will illustrate that this was a poor, short sighted decision.

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Former UVM Baseball Players:
We are doing a fund raising effort to support the video VERMONT BASEBALL: BRING IT BACK and the Club Team by offering the T-shirt BRING IT BACK . For $50 you will get the T-Shirt and a Bumper Sticker sent to you. Send checks, made out to Jim Carter (Memo: Friends of UVM Baseball) 10 GAR Place Underhill, VT 05489 or through credit card (via paypal below) Include your size and mailing address.  With your support and interest Division 1 baseball at Centennial can become a reality.

 

 

If you would like to just purchase a bumper sticker they are $2 a piece.  Order using the button below if you only want Bumper Stickers:

 

 

Fans and Friends:
If you would like to purchase a T-Shirt or discuss other donation options please contact Jim Carter at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Hoping to swing bats again at UVM

In 2009, the University of Vermont was faced with a $1.1 million shortfall in its athletic department. One of the most controversial parts of their plan to erase that deficit was the elimination of the varsity baseball program; a program that had been around for over a century.

Read More and See Video from The:30 on Channel 3 news at:
http://www.wcax.com/story/20222549/hoping-to-swing-bats-again

   

A concerned group from the UVM community have met and formed a committee to show their passion and and interest in baseball at the University.Their goals and objectives are:

  1. To support the UVM club team as it plays in the New England Club Baseball Association (NECBA)
  2. To support the return of high school baseball state championships to Centennial Field for the 2011 games (Completed).
  3. To keep baseball in the state of Vermont in the public forefront.
  4. To inform alumni, former players, parents and the university community of developments in bringing Division 1 baseball back to UVM.

This committee intends to work with the Athletic Administration to achieve these goals. This group called, "Friends of UVM Baseball" will be meeting on a regular basis and is looking for interested folks to sign on and express ideas and suggestions to the group.

Members of the committee include:
Bruce Bosley, Kyle Bostwick, Jim Carter, Daren Cassani, Barry Chamberland, Jeff Davis, Barry Doolan, Rick Farnham, Jeff Greene, Rick Harrison, Ed Hockenbury, Paul Jarvis, John Luter, Don MacDonald, John Packard, Tom Simon, Mike Talbot and Steve Williams.