Mike Coolbaugh had just embarked on a new career as a minor league hitting coach for the Tulsa Drillers when he was fatally struck by a foul ball while coaching first base on July 22, 2007. The ball, which is estimated to have been traveling over 100 mph, killed Coolbaugh on impact, making him the only coach to ever die on the field in the history of baseball. Mike, who was only 35 years old, left behind 2 young sons and a wife who was six months pregnant with the couple's first daughter. Friends and family have organized this annual golf tournament as a "Celebration of Life" to remember and honor the amazing man that Mike was. While Mike's life ended on the baseball field, his legacy has only just begun. In the days, weeks, months and eventually years that have passed, Mike's widow Mandy continues to receive countless calls and letters describing Mike's exemplary life of Christian values, shared memories of his laughter and passion for life, and commitment to living each day for others and to the fullest. Mike's ideals continue to inspire people and this tournament is a testament to his young children of the lovable man that Mike was. This tournament has been designed to help Mandy offset the costs of unexpectedly raising a family on her own and to help other families in similar situations. Mandy hopes to extend the program that the Coolbaugh Memorial Tournament has initiated and continue to work with bereavement channels to support young widows and their families and their broader needs. Please join us to help support this heartfelt mission.|
Friday, November 21st, 2014
At the beautiful Quarry Golf Club
San Antonio, TX
Directions and Map
|10:30am||Registration, Driving Range, and Putting Contest|
|11:00am||Lunch by Las Palapas|
|5:30pm||Dinner by Outback Steakhouse|
Call the Drury Inn & Suites to reserve a special "Coolbaugh Tournament" room rate.
FREE HOT QUIKSTART ® Breakfast - At Drury, "hot" means Belgian waffles, scrambled eggs, biscuits & gravy, sausage and more.
FREE 5:30 KICKBACK - From 5:30-7:00 pm each evening, kick back, relax and enjoy a rotating menu of free hot food and cold beverages.
FREE Free Long Distance - One hour every room every night.
FREE Wireless Internet Access - High speed Internet in all rooms and the lobby.
FREE Soda and Popcorn - From 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm every night in the lobby.
Plus much more!
Call (800) 325-0720
Or click here to order online!
Drury Inn & Suites San Antonio Airport
95 NE LOOP 410
San Antonio, TX 78216
Please make your reservations by Thursday, November 6, 2014 to receive your group rate. Reservations made after this date will be subject to prevailing rate and availability.
A Special Thanks for the 2012 Tournament:
Colorado Rockies Organization, MiLB administration Staff, Charlie Robison, Bubba Strait, Luke Olsen, Mike Frank, Brooks Kieschnick, Kerry Robinson, Tom Kayser, Pat O'Conner, Boone Logan, Jimmy Gonzales, Scott Coolbaugh, Reid Ryan, Mike LaMacchia, Bobby Hansen, and Coco Vandeweghe
|A special thank you for being a part of the 2010 tournament:
Colorado Rockies Organization, MiLB administrative staff, Albert Pujols, Bo Schobel, Danny Graves, Scott Coolbaugh, Brooks Kieschnick, Kerry Robinson, Vernon Wells Sr, Boone Logan, Mike Frank, Jimmy Gonzales, and Tom Kayser.
Click here to see pictures from 2009's tournament
Click here to see pictures from 2008's tournament
Click here to see pictures from 2007's tournament