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OVER 1,000 PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS HAVE PLAYED FOR THE STAUNTON BRAVES
Staunton Braves Baseball is a 501c(3) organization, dedicated to serving the communities of Staunton, Virginia and Augusta County, Virginia, by fostering and promoting amateur baseball, good sportsmanship, education, and civic responsibility. Staunton Baseball, Inc. shall provide low-cost family entertainment for residents of the aforementioned communities and showcase the talents of amateur baseball participants.
The organization will work to set up and operate clinics and day camps or boys and girls teaching the basic skills off the game, emphasizing sportsmanship and fair play, and providing opportunities for youth to advance their skills in particular areas as desired.
Staunton Baseball, Inc. will operate a nonprofit summer collegiate baseball team, consistent with NCAA rules and regulations. The players shall be active college baseball players, with NCAA eligibility remaining. Players will aid in the goals and ideals of the corporation by participating in and assisting in the clinics for young players, stressing the importance of sportsmanship and education.
HISTORY OF THE BRAVES
The Staunton Braves are one of 12 teams in the Valley Baseball League – one of the oldest and most prestigious summer collegiate leagues in the country.
Founded in 1923, the Valley Baseball League provides a place in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley for top college players to play pure wood bat baseball against top-level competition in a festive community atmosphere. The Valley League is one of 11 leagues supported and partially funded by Major League Baseball and is one of 11 leagues affiliated with the NACBL – an alliance of college summer wooden bat leagues that follow NCAA rules. The VBL has been named one of the top leagues in the country by Baseball America.
With hundreds of player inquiries each season, the VBL has roster spots for more than 300 top college baseball players. With limited roster opportunities, it is a privilege to play in the league. The Valley League has produced well over 1,000 professional baseball players, including a record 79 former players drafted in the 2008 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.