February 2022

ABF Academy Welcomes Manny Crespo Sr as Senior Advisor to Player Development and Program Ambassador

The ABF Academy Athletic Department announced today that long-time South Florida legend and well-decorated baseball aficionado Manny Crespo Sr has joined the program in the role of Senior Advisor to Player Development and Program Ambassador.

Drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 5th round of the 1968 MLB Draft, Crespo Sr played minor league baseball for 8 years culminating in the opportunity to play at the AAA level for the entirety of his 1975 campaign. After a prolific playing career, Crespo Sr made the transition to coaching in 1977 and would accumulate a prodigious resume at every level of the game serving as the Head Coach of New World Center Junior College in '76 and '77, as a Coach at Florida International University in '78 and '79, as a scout for the San Diego Padres in Latin America in '79 and '80, and in various minor league, rookie team, and player development roles for the Padres, Marlins, Yankees, and Tigers throughout the '80s, '90s, and early 2000's. During that time, Crespo Sr would also coach for the Spanish National Team and go on to win the 2009 Baseball World Cup, become the 2010 and 2012 European Champions, and qualify for the 2013 and 2017 World Baseball Classics. More recently, he served as a coach for the USA Baseball Women's Team in 2019.

Manny Crespo Sr will work alongside his son, Manny Crespo Jr (Current Director of Baseball Operations at ABF), in overseeing the development of ABF Academy's Baseball Program. "My goal is to bring my experience and knowledge of the game to help further the development of the next generation of players and coaches," said Manny Crespo, Sr.

"ABF Academy is honored by Mr. Crespo's decision to join our program and aid in its continuous growth," said Manny Riera, Chief Academic Officer and Co-Owner of ABF Academy. "His vast knowledge of the game and extensive experience ensures that our student-athletes will be learning and playing in an environment that is unparalleled by any other program in the area."

Manny Crespo Sr is set to join the staff in his ambassador role effective immediately.

manny crespo jr and sr
many crespo with son in front of the skol bandits step and repeat

Father and Son!

Good Greek Moving & Storage Named the Official Mover of the Florida Gators

  Good Greek Moving & Storage, the only South Florida mover to offer the "Best Move Ever" guarantee, has become the official moving and storage partner of the Florida Gators football team. The Gators are legendary across Florida and the nation. Playing their home games at The Swamp in Gainesville, the Gators have won National Championships in 1996, 2006 and 2008. Good Greek Moving & Storage is proud to become the team's official mover. The Company also is the official mover of the Miami Marlins and Florida Panthers.

The Good Greek, Spero Georgedakis, continues to be South Florida's most referred mover. Georgedakis has been a leader in the moving business in Florida for more than 28 years. "To say we are the official movers of the Florida Gators is something I am especially proud of accomplishing. Given what that team means to the state, it's a real honor," Georgedakis said. "One of the reasons we love working with the sports teams is that they are first class organizations. We feel we are a first-class organization, too, and one that these teams and our clients can trust to handle any job."  As official movers for the Gators football team, Good Greek Moving & Storage will handle transportation to and from Gators' away games. All employees of the Gators also will have the option of using Good Greek Moving & Storage services. It's also a great deal for Gators fans. Season ticket holders for Gators games can get the same special pricing and discounts offered to Gators employees.  Good Greek Moving & Storage has become one of the most reputable and trustworthy South Florida movers by offering high quality, professional moving services. They offer advantages such as in-person estimates, guaranteed pricing, full packing services and storage units monitored 24/7 with CTV. Good Greek has licensing to handle local, long distance and international moves. 

2019 Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl Tailgate Party Presented By FPL

 As college football teams are vying to be bowl-eligible, fans in Palm Beach County are invited to “cheer” on their community at the fourth annual Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl’s Tailgate Party Presented by FPL. There will be plenty of tailgate-inspired tastings served up by popular chefs, mixologists and brew masters, as well as meet-and-greet opportunities with ESPN on-air personalities who will be on site and broadcasting live. As one of the lead-in events for the Sixth Annual Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl -- the County’s only annual NCAA-sanctioned college football bowl game -- the chefs enter in friendly competition creating new takes on tailgate classics ranging from sides and entrees to beverages and desserts. Guests get to cast their own votes for the “People’s Choice” award. This pride-rallying fundraising event offers up a casual, laid back networking evening benefit Spirit of Giving and its annual year-end holiday gift drive that brings holiday magic to more than 4,000 in Palm Beach County. Guests are encouraged to come out wearing their alma mater or favorite college team’s colors and jerseys to mix-and-mingle with fellow college football fans and community partners. To date, chefs, mixologists and brewers hail from Applebee's® Neighborhood Grill + Bar, Ceasar’s Famous Ribs, Citrus Distillers, CW Kitchen & Bar, Fling Craft Cocktails, Lynora’s, Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox, Mazie’s, Morton’s The Steakhouse and Twin Peaks. Location: Palm Beach Outlets Mall, 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL Tickets: $25 advance purchase; $35 at door and include all food and drink tastings, entertainment, and open bar serving cocktails, beer, wine and soft drinks

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