One of the most rewarding experiences I have is hearing back from the recipients of Billy's BASEballs. So much of what I do is based on the contributions of wonderful people like you who take the time to write notes of praise, love and encouragement on baseballs. That's what turns your average baseball into a BASEball. Here are some recent notes I thought were amazing and wanted to share. I'll keep updating this page, so stop back to be inspired and don't be surprised if you find yourself holding back a tear or two.
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I get letters from our heroes all the time. I will post some of these letters to share with you the complements and the joy we receive. Please understand that locations and last names are removed to protect any privacy and for security issues. I hope you enjoy reading these as much as I do.
I came across one of your baseballs today. I just wanted to say thank you for your support. This baseball took me back if just for a moment to when I used to play. Baseball meant a lot to me back then so this ball put smile on my
NATHAN S. (Navy)
I received one of your baseballs a few days ago and wanted to write you a note to let you know what a great thing you are doing. It's the things like this and people like you that remind all of us serving in the military that the sacrifices that we make are worth it.
Thanks for taking the time to do this great project.
COL Dan B.
My name is SFC Jonathan K. and I would just like to thank you for the baseball that I received from you. I am currently serving in Afghanistan where I am working as a UH-60 Blackhawk crewchief and mechanic. What I do here is very important to a lot of people. Sometimes I fly with the medevac, where we help people who are sick or injured and sometimes I fly doing passenger transport, in which we take people to different areas around Afghanistan. It means a lot to me that you were so thoughtful in sending all of those baseballs to us and we were very surprised that you took it upon yourself to do that. I cannot thank you enough for your support of the troops over here and being such a thoughtful gentleman. Once again, thank you for your support!
SFC Jonathan K.
Good morning! I am Major Jake B., an Air Force officer currently serving at the United States Africa Command. I have been serving for 17 years, during which time I have received several packages from civilians who are expressing their appreciation to our service members. Your baseball is by far the most unique, and the coolest thank you gift that I have ever received. Baseball used to be a big part of my life and I was almost recruited to play for the Oakland Athletics in the late 1990s. Unfortunately, I was not drafted, and that drove my decision to join the military. I cannot say that I am disappointed because I have had a great career. I flew the blackhawk helicopter for about 10 years, I have traveled around the world, and I have made some great friends along the way. It has not been easy – I am married and I have two daughters. I have missed a lot of birthdays and special occasions because of travel and deployments, and it is very thoughtful and it makes a difference when people like you take the time to say, “thank you.”
I am confident that Major Wolfer would be honored that you are sending these baseballs in his memory. Thank you for taking the time to send these messages.