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Columbia Sertoma Donates $600 to Palmetto Baseball League

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The Columbia Sertoma Club recently donated $600 to the Palmetto Baseball League. Â Sertoma has been supporting the League for more than 40 years now.

Ralph Williams of the Palmetto Baseball League receives a check for $600

Ralph Williams of the Palmetto Baseball League receives a check for $600

Ralph Williams received the $600 check from Joe Hodson, Columbia Sertoma’s Sponsorship Chair. Â The Columbia Baseball League now has more than 600 players, including the son of USC Athletics Director Ray Tanner, and has been operating in Columbia for more than 50 years.

The Columbia Sertoma Club has been supporting local nonprofits since it was started in 1950. Â The Club annually hosts fundraisers around town, of which all proceeds are donated to the many organizations receiving support. Â The Club meets every Monday at Dupre’s at 300 Senate Street in the Vista. Â All meetings are open to the public and regularly feature public figures in politics, sports, media and the arts.

Coach Holbrook Previews 2013 Season

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Columbia Sertoma hosted USC Baseball Coach Chad Holbrook at its January 7 meeting. Â The crowd was large to hear Holbrook speak and included members as well as many guests.

Coach Holbrook provided a preview of the 2013 season

Coach Holbrook provided a preview of the 2013 season

The new USC coach talked about replacing Ray Tanner and what an honor it is to coach the premier college baseball program in the country. Â He also explained how he originally joined the USC staff, which involved a lengthy delay as his son battled cancer. Â Joining the USC staff was a dream come true and also enabled his family to live in his wife’s hometown (she’s from Columbia).

A large crowd of members and guests attended the 2013 USC Baseball Preview

A large crowd of members and guests attended the 2013 USC Baseball Preview

Coach Holbrook finished up by talking about his recruiting class, who the team lost to graduation and the draft, and what the prospects for 2013 look like. Â He was extremely positive, and although the Gamecocks are preseason ranked #7 but 4th in SEC, he feels it’s going to be a great year.