As the adrenaline wears off and the baseball and softball fraternity in Singapore return to our regular activities, the Singapore Baseball and Softball Association would like to congratulate and thank all officials, coaches, players and supporters (families & friends, in particular) for making the SEA Games 2019 a memorable one for our fraternity.
Baseball and softball are team sports, and success depends on each and every member playing, coaching or supporting one another. None of this would also have been possible without the support of the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY), particularly Ms Joyce Poon, Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) Secretary General Mr Chris Chan and member Dr Benedict Tan, Singapore SEA Games 2019 Chef de Mission Ms Juliana Seow, and Sport Singapore particularly, Mr Randee Ng. Various individual and corporate sponsors also helped to make our athletes’ journey to this SEA Games 2019 a little easier.
However, our greatest supporters in the Philippines were the numerous family members and friends who flew into Clark to support the three teams. Our team of officials were also there to contribute to the smooth running of the tournament. A special mention must go out to Mr Stanley Yeo who was there with his wife, Lilis, to support their daughter but spent as much time photographing our National Men’s Baseball and Softball teams. We would like to thank Mr Yeo for his tireless efforts in documenting our teams’ efforts on the field as our photographer.
As 2019 draws to end and a new decade starts with the imminent arrival of 2020, we hope that we are able to take baseball and softball to newer heights with the support of the MCCY, the SNOC, Sport Singapore, and our sponsors, as well as officials, players and supporters.
In particular, we would like to congratulate the National Men’s Softball team for their gold-medal winning performance. We also hope that our National Women’s Softball Team and National Men’s Baseball team are inspired by their experience at the SEA Games 2019 as well as the National Men’s Team’s run to take their games to higher heights. Regardless of the result, the support that all teams showed for one another show that the baseball and softball fraternity in Singapore knows what it really means to be #ONE TEAM SINGAPORE.
May 2020 mark the start of a period of growth in both sports: a good team wins a gold medal, a great team defends it.
Our heartiest congratulations and most sincere appreciation to all involved. Lastly, thank you to all the photos and memories taken by @SportSG, Mr Stanley Yeo, the family members and friends.