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Ferndale Baseball Boosters Seek Support

Ferndale Baseball Boosters Seeks Members & SupportFerndale Reads Ad copy

(C. Proxmire, Feb. 19, 2013)

Added to the roster of the many organizations that support students in the Ferndale School District is the Ferndale Baseball Boosters.  This nonprofit formed last year with parents who want to help keep the middle school and high school baseball teams playing without having to turn kids away who may not be able to afford it if there were a charge.

“Because this sport is not pay-to-play like many teams in the area, support is needed to help the team with many needs like equipment, uniforms, hats, etc,” said Vice President Jim Michalak  “We are also working on improving the field, dugouts and concessions area, and have a goal to get a scoreboard for the varsity field.”

Secretary Barb Landry has created a fundraiser page to help get sponsorships for a new scoreboard, with a goal of $5,000.  This page is at

20130219boosters02smallThe Ferndale Baseball Boosters Facebook page is a great way to keep up with the latest fundraisers and team pictures. Plus it’s got some historical pictures of former proud Eagles, such as former Michigan Governor James Blanchard donning a tu tu for a talent show.  Check that out at

You can also find more info on their website

The 2012-2013 Board Members are:

President – Matt PruddenReid_Sally_115

Vice President – Jim Michalak

Treasurer – Rob Chaffin

Secretary – Barb Landry

Head Varsity Coach – John Sibula

Learn more about other organizations that support the students, visit the Ferndale Schools  website at and explore under the “community” tab.



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Editor & Publisher Crystal A. Proxmire has written 5361 articles for Oakland County One~Fifteen News

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