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Superior Bank Presents The Big Bend League A Check

Ms. Sonya Edenfield, manager of the Altha branch of Superior Bank, presented the Big Bend Baseball League of Florida, Inc. a sponsorship check last Wednesday from Superior Bank in the amount of $900 to help this new adult baseball league fund it’s inaugural season. “We are just so proud to be able to support such a great effort to organize these teams. This is a chance for our younger players to come out and watch and learn from some more experienced players and also a chance for the older players to come together again. It’s easy to see that this baseball league will be great for our communities, something to bring people out on Sunday afternoons for some good-spirited competition and fun. How can you say ‘No’ to that,” says Edenfield. Ms. Edenfield spearheaded the Superior fundraising effort which included nine of its branches by pledging support from the Altha branch and then actively encouraging others to participate. Branches from Marianna, Blountstown, Bristol, Panama City, Port St. Joe, Carrabelle, Apalachicola and Mexico Beach were all eager to get in the game. Morrell Bailey, League Commissioner and Altha resident, was delighted at Superior’s enthusiasm for the project. “It takes a lot of time and effort to get the league going. We have plenty of good baseball players up here. We also have a lot of people who like to come out and watch the games. But we couldn’t do this without the help of businesses like Superior Bank. We’re grateful to them for this generous support,” says Bailey. Currently, the league is made up of six franchised teams: Chattahoochee Red Birds, Gulf County Drive, Liberty Diamond Dawgs, Bay County Brewers, Calhoun County Horsemen and Jackson County Jays. Each team can carry a 25-man roster of players age 17 and up. This league and its teams operate solely on the generous support of businesses and individuals within panhandle communities. The Big Bend League is already eight weeks into the season and about to begin Round 2, which is the “Double-Header Round.” Every Sunday afternoon from now until the Championship games begin (August 1st), two, 7-inning Big Bend Baseball games will be played in three different locations. First games begin at 1:00 p.m. CDT so there’s plenty of daylight to get out and catch the action. To request a schedule of games and locations call Harold Bailey at 229-662-2066 or email

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