At the old Ball Game
February 13, 2011
Baseball season is right around the corner and part of the Ortiz Smith mission is to serve inside the community we live in.
Some of the  "giving back" almost runs parallel with the beginning of baseball season. I will be starting my inaugural campaign as the City of Anniston Parks and Recreation Commissioner of Dixie Youth baseball. Another will be our involvement in the Chris Hammond Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament.
I can remember when Chris was pitching for the Atlanta Braves in 2002 and signed with the Yankee Pinstripes the next year. Thus, there wasn't a lot of arm twisting that needed to be done for me to commit to helping.
The tournament is one of the sole fundraisers for the foundation and helps complete their mission of "making a difference in Children's lives."

I feel very privileged to be partnering with the City of Anniston and the Chris Hammond Youth Foundation this baseball year. I just hope it gets warm real quick.