Congressional Bank Classic Sends Coaches to School

Washington, D.C. - December 5, 2008 – The Congressional Bank Classic is capping off a successful inaugural year with an investment back into youth baseball in the District of Columbia.


2008 Coaches Clinic
Congressional Bank Classic Names Gerard Hall Founder's Award Recipient

Washington, DC. - May 3, 2008 – At the 2008 'Batter-up" reception, Mayor Adrian Fenty presented Gerard Hall, of the Woodridge Warriors, with the Founder's Award for his dedication and many years of outstanding effort in supporting youth baseball in the Disrict of Columbia.

Mathew Cutts, Gerard Hall, John Lane, Mayor Fenty and Bill Hall
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Congressional Bank Classic Makes Donation to Greenleaf Recreation Center

Washington , D.C. - October 15, 2009 – The DC Department of Parks and Recreation announced today that the organizers of the Congressional Bank Baseball and Softball Classics, the DC High School Baseball Classic, Inc. (DCHSBC), made a donation of baseball and softball equipment to the Department of Parks and Recreation at a ceremony held at the Greenleaf Recreation Center.
Congressional Bank Classic Names Amber Jackson Founder's Award Recipient for Softball

Washington, DC. - April 19, 2009 – At the 2009 'Batter-up" reception, DC Council Chairman Vincent Gray and Congressional Bank President, John Lane presented Amber Jackon, of the Washington Glory, with the Founder's Award for outstanding contributions to and support of youth softball in the Disrict of Columbia.
Congressional Bank Classic Names John McCarthy and Diane Romo Thomas Founder's Award Recipients

Washington, DC. - April 6, 2010 – At the 2010 'Batter-up" reception, John Lane, President and CEO of Congressional Bank, presented the Founder's Awards for dedication and outstanding effort in supporting youth baseball and softball in the Disrict of Columbia to John McCarthy and Diane Thomas. Mr. McCarthy, aka "Coach Mac", is the Director of Home Run Baseball Camp. Ms. Thomas is the Director of Community Relations for the Greater Washington Sports Alliance.

Coach John McCarthy appears on Comcast Newsmakers to talk about youth baseball in the District of Columbia and the Congresssional Bank Baseball and Softball Classics.

Washington, DC - April 22, 2010

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Washington, D.C. - May 27, 2012 - William Hall, Chair of Events DC, tossed out the opening pitch at the 2012 DC Baseball Classic.  Maret won its first Classic Championship with a 6-5 victory over Wilson.

DC High School Baseball Classic Names Bob Haldeman and Ed Abramson as 2012 Henry Champ Founder's Award Recipients

Washington, D.C. - March 12, 2012 - At the 2012 DCHSBC Batter Up! Reception, Mark Whitener, Chairman of the DC High School Baseball Classic, Inc., accompanied by Mayor Vincent Gray, presented the 2012 Henry Champ Founders' Awards for dedication and outstanding effort  in supporting youth baseball and softball in the District of Columbia to Mr. Robert Haldeman and Mr. Edward Abramson. Bob Haldeman, aka DC's "Mr. Baseball," is the Director of Athletic Programs Administration for the DC Department of Parks and Recreation, having been with DPR for over 40 years. Eddie Abramson is a long time softball coach and leader in the Cap Cities Little League program. Eddie is also the recipient fo the 2007 Polin Award for communicy Service.

Each year the DC High School Baseball Classic, Inc. recognizes individuals from the city that have made significant contributions to the youth of the District through their tireless work in baseball and softball programs. The awards are named after Mr. Henry Champ, the founding Chair of the DC High School Baseball Classic.
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