We are the BYSA Bandits Baseball 12U AB team from Valrico, FL. We are an advanced baseball team and are part of a larger volunteer parent-run organization. This year as a team, we chose to sign up for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to play a weeklong tournament at Cooperstown All-Star Village in Cooperstown, NY. Our 2023 team consists of 12 boys and 3 coaches. The boys are truly becoming a band of brothers and having this memory, with this team, will be forever engrained in their minds. Cooperstown is home to the Baseball Hall of Fame and playing there is a rite of passage for most baseball players. You have one shot to play at Cooperstown, and that is your 12U year. The boys are looking forward to meeting and getting to know other teams from around the nation, challenging themselves individually and as a team, growing together, building stronger friendships and bonds with each other, and making memories to last a lifetime!
We are fundraising for the tournament costs for each player and the coaches. The costs for the week-long tournament include uniforms, lodging, laundry service, meals, a ticket to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Induction into The Cooperstown Youth Baseball Hall of Fame, a Hall of Fame Ring, and a guaranteed 7 tournament games. We are also required to either provide our umpire for the week or pay the umpire fee to have one assigned to us.
Please help the boys slide into Cooperstown and be a part of their dream. You can keep up with the team leading up to Cooperstown, and for the week we are there for the tournament, by following us on Facebook at Bloomingdale 12U AB Spring 2023. We appreciate any donations. Every little bit gets us one step closer to our goal. Thank you for being a part of our dream!
BYSA Bandits 12U AB Team
(Jonathan I., Chris Z., Colton W., Drew G., Ethan DLG, Evan A., Gabe P., Jaiden R., Koltyn S., Lane H., Mason B., Maverick M., and Trystan C.)