Cesar played on the gold team at the International Baseball Academy. He is in his second season of Fall Ball for Coach Webber at Christopher Columbus High School. In the summer, in addition to competing in baseball tournaments, Cesar rows at the Miami Rowing Club.
He participates in the Christopher Columbus youth group and plans to also join Key Club and The Squires. His freshman year at Columbus, he won a medal for Academic Excellence in English. He is also a talented artist and a respectful young man.
• YouTube video of the Miami Marlins/Miami Herald August honorees before the Marlins/San Francisco Giants game at Marlins Park.
YouTube Jim Varsallone (jimmyv3 channel)
• THE PROGRAM
The Miami Marlins once again teamed with the Sunday Neighbors youth sports section of The Miami Herald to recognize South Florida youth baseball and softball players who demonstrate good or improved grades and sportsmanship. There were three ceremonies with five student athletes honored each time.
Angela Smith, director, Miami Marlins Community Outreach; Juan Leonel Garciga, coordinator, Community Outreach & Youth Baseball; Thomas Padro, intern, Community Outreach; and Sarah Orndorff, intern, Community Outreach were outstanding, organizing a special program for the honorees, which included an on-field ceremony with Marlins mascot Billy the Marlin and a Marlins’ player. Each honoree received two tickets, an autographed player’s card, complimentary parking, ceremony photos and an award certificate.
Coaches, school staff, family and friends nominated standout boys and girls.
Orange Bowl YFA
Now in its 15th season, the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance presented by Sports Authority visited three more sites as part of its Park of the Week Program. The program recognizes select youth football parks across South Florida each Saturday during the fall to show its continued support to the community.
The Park of the Week schedule included visits to three National Youth Football League members: the Opa-Locka Hurricanes, Oak Grove Raiders and the Helping Hands Bulls. At each stop during its Park of the Week program, Orange Bowl members, ambassadors and staff distribute promotional items and discounts from official Orange Bowl YFA sponsors and present each park with a commemorative plaque and a financial contribution toward park improvements.
More than 16,000 young football players and cheerleaders in 10 football leagues across eight South Florida counties directly benefit from the Orange Bowl YFA presented by Sports Authority. More than $5 million has been invested by the Orange Bowl Committee in youth sports in South Florida since 1999.
In addition to its continued support of the Orange Bowl YFA presented by Sports Authority, the Orange Bowl directly supports locally-based festivals and events, including those that provide participatory opportunities to youth from all over the world. These events include the Junior Orange Bowl, Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta, Orange Bowl Lacrosse Classic, Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships, Orange Bowl Swim Classic and Orange Bowl Paddle Championships, among many others.