Jackson Hicks a senior at East Chapel Hill High School
Back on June 30, 2015 Pat James got an email from Jackson Hicks, a senior at East Chapel Hill High School. After reading an article about Long Ball and our association with Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI). He offered to gather baseball equipment that he and his teammates had outgrown. In the true spirit of sportsmanship he wanted to share with Long Ball and RBI.
Pat explained that since our players span the ages of 13 to 18 and are all sizes, any and all donations would be welcome.
Later in July he got together with Pat and dropped off what he had gathered so far. Here’s a picture of what he had.
We are are overwhelmed by his generosity, thoughtfulness and sportsmanship.
Thank you Jackson!
We are glad to announce that Durham Triple Play Long Ball will be under the umbrella of R.B.I. which is a Major League program. Every player in our program will be an R.B.I. player. Please visit the RBI website to see all the wonderful opportunities they provide.
The staff will be attending training sessions for new participants in March 2014. The good news is we are already operating according to their guidelines, so it will be an easy transition.
What does this mean for you?
We will need a copy of player’s physical (which you should have if he played sports in school, if not please get one from your physician. Copy of birth certificate if we don’t have it and insurance fee of $25 per player which is an R.B.I. requirement. This fee must be paid even if you have your own insurance as it is mandatory secondary insurance that each participant must purchase. You can’t participate in RBI/ Durham Triple Play without this insurance. This is for new and returning players. Please collect this information and put aside for registration 2014 if your son plans to return next year. We will send out email updates and reminders about registration and tryouts once the dates have been set.
In the past we were able to wait for this information, now we have to have it before we can let your son participate in team practices and season games.
Thank you for taking the time to read this email and we look forward to working with you to make this program even better.
Durham Triple Play Staff
Coach Frank Jacobs, Jr.
Coach Frank Jacobs, Jr homegoing service will be this Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 12 noon. Visitation an hour before. First Calvary Baptist Church, 1311 Morehead Ave. Durham NC 27707.
You were a coach that turned boys into outstanding athletes. Durham sports will never be the same because gone is one of the best in the game!
The family is requesting that donations be made to Longball in lieu of flowers.
We are pleased to announce that the Long Ball Program – Durham Triple Play Leagues has partnered with Hendrick GM Southpoint through its Chevy Youth Baseball program. This program will provide our league with new equipment, instructional opportunities as well as monetary support.
In 2019, the Chevy Youth Baseball Test Drive Fundraiser is a program by which Hendrick GM Southpoint will provide everything you need on opening day, Tuesday May 28th at 6:00 pm at the Durham Athletic Park.
Did you know that Chevy stores can service all makes and models?
The Chevy Youth Baseball Test Drive Fundraiser is EASY!
The dealership folks will will have the code and laptops right at the ballpark so you can register right at the game.
Ms Pat James, President of the Long Ball RBI program is awarded the MLK Activist Award for her dedication to inner city youths in Durham and surrounding cities for the past ten years. She has impacted over 2000 youths and still counting.
The Durham City Council meeting held on January 7, 2019 recognized our president, Pat James, and Long Ball RBI for mentoring Durham area youth. This was part of the National Mentoring Month Recognition activity at the council meeting.
Here are some still shots taken at the meeting:
Here is a video of the meeting where Ms Pat addresses the meeting explaining the Long Ball RBI program to the members.
Registration fee: $42 per player using credit card or PayPal
We must charge you an additional $2 to help defray the cost of processing when using PayPal to register. When using this payment method please add a note that the payment is for your registration. You will see an option to “Add special instructions to the seller“. Thank you.
Register directly using a credit card or your PayPal account.
Registration fee: $40 per player
New Players: Need to bring copy of birth certificate, physical and registration forms that you can get from our website or fill out at tryouts/registration.
Returning players: Need to bring $40 registration fee and physical to either tryout dates or turn in to your coaches. Please inform your coaches that you will be returning and let them know you will be giving them this information. If you want to go to another team, you will have to go in the draft on the day of your age group tryouts.
Tryouts will be held on two days by age group.
- 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
- 13-15 year old males only
- 16-18 year old males only
Please vote for Ms Pat. Here’s a link to her winning story. Just click the button on the linked page to vote.
This is from the Eagle Rare site:
Each story is submitted into one of six categories: Courage, Leadership, Survival, Devotion, Character and Heroism. The top five finalists to receive the most votes in each category will be considered for a category prize of $5,000. Our award-winning panel of judges will then evaluate the top 10 nominees across all categories to determine the winner of the Eagle Rare Life Award and the $50,000 Grand Prize, which will be donated to the charity or cause of the winner’s choice.
Congratulations to our 2018 AW NC scholarship winners.
Sam Boss, Nike Perry AW NC President Toru Shimizu and Jaylen Davis
Mrs Wilson AW NC, Jaylen Davis, Sam Boss, Nike Perry and Pat James
Many thanks to our sponsor AW North Carolina.