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Coach Phil, Cathy & Louise Glascow
Coach Ray & Tyler Mann
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Approximately 25 years ago Coach Ray Mann took his son Tyler to Olive Pony Little League and signed him up to play baseball with the, then named "Challengers Angels Baseball Team". Tyler had special needs and was unable to participate on a regular little league team. His dad was extremely happy the league offered his son and other special needs kids this opportunity. Coach Ray started coaching that day and never looked back. Even when Tyler aged out of the program, Coach Ray volunteered to coach the Angels special needs players every Saturday morning during baseball season at Olive Field for the past 25 plus years. Tyler continued to accompany his dad to the field and helped coach.
Phil and Cathy Glascow signed up their daughter Louise to play with Olive Little League "Challengers Division, Angels team" exactly 20 years ago. Like Ray, Phil, Cathy and Louise never left. Eventually Phil took over as the manager of the Angels and Cathy became the team mom.
These two families helped shape the program into what it is today. Every Saturday, a team from the league "buddy's up" with the Angels and they play baseball. The players assist the Angels in hitting, fielding and running bases. Louise, who also aged out, can be found in the dugout helping her mom. Needless to say, the experience for every player involved is special and rewarding.
In 2013, Olive Little League became Olive Pony Baseball and we, the league, continued with the tradition. However, with the change of the leagues, the Division is now called the "Champions" but they are still the Angels. Ray, Phil and Cathy continued to give the special needs players in the community the opportunity to participate in America's favorite pastime......Baseball. These families have given so much more than their time to the players at Olive.
On May 14, 2016, the Mann family and the Glascow family hung up their bat bags. Although they will always remain a huge part of Olive history, they will not be returning to coach, manage or team parent next year. With this said, Olive Pony Baseball presented both families with the "Roy Aguilar Volunteer of the Year Award". It isn't much in comparison to what they have done for our children and our community.
From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you!
2016 OLIVE PONY BASEBALL ALL STARS!
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It's not Goodbye, it's "see you soon"!
In the coming weeks one of our own - Mr. Matt Jackson of Orange, will be setting out on yet another tour of duty. We at Olive Pony Baseball would like to express our deepest gratitude and appreciation. We would also like to say thank you for your service to our country, community and league. It has not gone unnoticed!
The story on Matt has come full circle for those of you who do not know him. He grew up playing here at Olive in the early 90's. From there, he went on to play Baseball and Football at Villa Park High School. After High School, Matt played Baseball just up the freeway at the University of La Vern. It was at college where he met his wife, Amy. Today Matt and Amy are parents to Jared and Charleigh (and a player to be named later); both of which he has now had the opportunity to coach. We think it's pretty special to see one of Olive's own come back to the same fields he once played on to coach and be a part of the family again.
We cannot say Thank You enough to Matt, and we so look forward to seeing you back out on the field when you come back home!
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