Baseball team plays to win — at life

Published on November 4, 2011 by

“We don’t consider ourselves just another baseball team,” said Channel Green, the wife of Raymond Green, manager of the Bombers. “We have just as much fun off the field as we do on the field, by participating in various activities and events such as bowling and going to the movies.”

In a press release, Raymond Green said they teach the kids more than baseball — they teach them to help others in need. For instance, Green said, this past summer they walked in the “Make a Wish” Foundation walkathon to raise money for kids with cancer.

The Greens believe involving the players in character-building activities prepares them for life.

The Bombers are an independent travel team based in Bridgeport and made up of kids age 9 to 12 years old. Most of the players are from Bridgeport, but there are players from Monroe, Stratford and Ansonia.

The team has been around for almost two years. The team provides the opportunity for the young baseball players to play at a more competitive level. They play other traveling teams throughout the Fairfield and New Haven counties.

All coaches are volunteers dedicated to helping youngsters who love the game of baseball by teaching them to play by federation baseball rules and have fun doing it. Participating in the team also provides the tools to become successful in life. The team’s motto is “Work Hard and Never Quit.”

For more information about the team, contact Raymond Green at (203) 372-4279.

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