Our 6th annual U Deserve A Chance Home Plate Gala in Charlotte, NC on Nov 6th. UDACF has been an advocate for the game of baseball and the undeserved player(s)/family(s). Our mission is to close the financial delta for those players and families who can not afford to participate and benefit from the life opportunities our game can present.
Each year we honor people who represent the good of our game and who have touched people and changed lives along their baseball journeys.
Past Recipients of the “Spirit of the Game” and
“LifeTime Spirit of the Game” award(s):
Tom Walter – Head Coach Wake Forest University.
Chris Singleton – Charleston Southern Player and son of the Pastor of the Charleston Church Massacre
Landon Powell – Former MLB Catcher and Head Coach of North Greenville University
Mike Shildt– Manager of the St Louis Cardinals
Jack Jackson – Former University of Maryland Head Coach
(92 years old)
Jack Leggitt – Former Clemson University Head Coach / Manager of the 18U USA Baseball National Team
(Gold Medal Winner)
Frances Crockett Ringley – 1st ever Female GM. Charlotte Orioles AA Southern League
This year’s recipients:
Grady Little – Former MLB Manager – Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers
Gary Randall – Former College Coach – MLB Scouting Bureau – Current NY Mets Scout