The 2018 NWBC broke all previous attendance records with over 450 attending the feature gathering of coaches from throughout the NW region. Speakers included: PAC 12 Coaches: Pat Casey & Pat Bailey (OSU), George Horton & Jay Uhlman from (UO), Donegal Fergus (UW) and Dan Spencer (WSU). Jeremiah Robbins (LC State - Idaho), Mitch Canham (Modesto Nuts - Seattle Mariners), John Arntson (Clackamas H.S. - Oregon), Tony Abbatine (Frozen Ropes, New York), Donny Harrel & Elliott Cribby (Seattle University), Tanner Swanson (Minnesota Twins), Dave Gasser - 5 Time Oregon H.S Champion, Ryan Gipson (Linn Benton C.C) and Matt Kosderka (Lewis & Clark College - Oregon) provided ample opportunities to guide coaches for their respective team success.
Leading off from our stellar speakers, our appreciation to the variety of vendors who appealed to the interest of all attendees. Our gratitude to the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel and M & R Sales for hosting the Opening Night Welcome Reception to the annual Walk of Champions Award Luncheon hosted by West Coast League and NW Star. The sponsors and vendors engaged with coaches, highlighting another great year of baseball in the Northwest. The Saturday night evening, hosted by JUGS, truly created a positive and fun environment to prepare coaches for the coming season. Ending on Sunday, seminars to attract local Summer Youth coaches appealed to those coaches looking for the added edge for the coming summer season.
As we close out our 2018 NWBC, thanks ultimately go to the hundreds of coaches from the Northwest, who participated in our annual get together. It's fun, it's educational, and it's baseball at its best. Wishing you and your teams, many successes this coming season.
Plan now to attend the 2019 NWBC Convention, as it will be held at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, from January 18 - 20th, 2019.
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