This page has been created to recognize those individuals who's families wish to encourage others by establishing an memorial award or through a memorial sponsorship to support FMBA and it's players. Many individuals spend hours of time and energy to enjoy the game or some donate their time as coaches and volunteers to help kids enjoy the great game of baseball. From time to time, loved ones are taken from us prematurely through accident while others wish to leave a legacy behind in memory of those who contributed so significantly to the game of baseball in our area. We hope by recogonizing contributions of those who have gone before us, it will encourage us to live each day to it's fullest and enjoy the path we have chosen to encourage others.
Travis Daniel Wright - 1991-2005
David Schousboe - 1966-1985
David was born in Fredericton on the 31st of January 1966, to Peter and Jenipher (Ritchie) Schousboe, the youngest son in a family of three boys and a girl. His older brothers were Christian and John, and his sister, Mary, was born when he was four and a half. He began his schooling at Mrs. Donna Arnold's kindergarten, then went on to Priestman Street Elementary, Albert Street Junior High, and Fredericton High School. He always did well at school and was able "to absorb the material while it was being taught" to him. He enjoyed his studies. He once said "you can never learn too much; there is always something new to learn about"...and "I feel that my mind would stagnate if I didn't keep pumping new information into myself." He was awarded a Black F in high school, and an entrance scholarship to UNB, where he was studying Science, majoring in Biology, at the time of his death. David was killed in a alcohol related motor vehicle accident as a passanger in the vehicle.
David seemed to be a natural athlete. Tennis and golf came easily to him, but his great loves were hockey and baseball. He participated in the Fredericton South Minor Baseball program (now FMBA) from age 8, and played on several city championship teams. He was especially proud to be a member of the Bantam A Baseball team which won the Atlantic Championship in 1981. He was awarded the MVP award and was chosen for the All Star team at a baseball tournament in Montreal in 1982. He also played for the Provincial Champion FHS Black Kats baseball team in 1984. David's main motivation came from his love for the game and the opportunity to be a part of a team. He was recognized by his coaches and team-mates for his leadership qualities, positive attitude, and good sportsmanship. He always played with gentlemanly conduct.
Five campers attend camp through sponsorship in memory of Brian Estey
Often times there are kids who desire to participate in sports but often times are unable to afford even the basic registration. Not so this year at the 2011 FMBA Baseball Camp. Through the generosity of Glaidus Clark a cousin of Brian Estey, five campers enjoyed the week long camp in memory of Brian. Brian who was a very talented baseball player himself grew up at the foot of Baseball Hill on Morrision St and started playing baseball at the age of five in the Marysville system. At the age of 17 he started playing senior ball with the Marysville Royals as a pitcher. When his work took him to Chatham, NB he then played with the RCAF and the Chatham Ironmen for three years, Brian also played in Woodstock, NB. Returning home in 1969 Brian started the Marysville Recreation Council and organized the Marysville Minor Baseball system. He managed the Bantam and Midget Teams that went to the Canadian National Tournaments. Brian also managed the Senior Royals, and was on the committee to get the first set of lights erected on Baseball Hill. Brian was always involved in baseball, organizing or watching his three sons play, Danny, Joel and Jamie.