Last year, a big all-star event, including games and an award program, was held in Jasper. Over 300 players and their families were invited to a ceremony, “where we individually recognized each and every selected all-star player with a program, pin and plaque.
“Just watching these kids during the games and as they were called to the podium to receive their awards is very rewarding and satisfying because you can think that you make a difference in their lives.”
The state duties keep Blessing busy, but he is still involved in the local league. “I still sit on the board as past president and purchaser for the player uniforms and equipment.
“My grandson Preston is currently too young to play T-ball. So, there is a high probability that I will be back into coaching again once he is eligible to play.”
Diane Raver can be contacted at 812-934-4343, Ext. 114; or diane.raver@ batesvilleheraldtribune.com.