Ruth’s Baseball Ideals (RBI) Baseball Club president and coach John Pineau is receiving the Maryland Governor’s Award for AAU Baseball
Congratulations to Ruth’s Baseball Ideals (RBI) Baseball Club president and coach John Pineau who is receiving the Governor’s Award for Amateur Athletic Union of the United States (AAU) baseball with induction in the Maryland AAU Baseball Hall of Fame.Pineau will be recognized by Ben DuBose, Maryland District Governor, for extraordinary leadership along with demonstrating professionalism and promoting the AAU at the upcoming 31st AAU Annual Sports Awards Banquet for Outstanding Athletes, Coaches and Volunteers in all AAU sports in Maryland on Sunday, November 13, 2016.The banquet, attended by over a thousand AAU participants representing Maryland’s 22,000 AAU athletes and volunteers, is the highlight event of the year for the Maryland district of AAU. The annual event celebrates those who have distinguished themselves in AAU competitions and remembers the team and individual triumphs and great moments shared in the past year participating in AAU Sports programs for baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, golf, jump rope, martial arts, swimming, volleyball, and weightlifting.
The three-time Maryland AAU Coach of the Year with two state championships (16U in 2013, 19U in 2015) will be acknowledged in the Baseball Awards Category during the All Sports Dinner.Pineau, Director of the Maryland and Potomac Valley Districts for AAU Baseball, the AAU Mid-Atlantic Wood Bat League based in Maryland, Washington DC and Northern Virginia, and founder and CEO of RBI, is looking forward to the gathering.“AAU’s Maryland district with Ben DuBose, Maryland District Governor, and Second Lieutenant Governor Antoinette DuBose, as well as AAU Baseball National Chair Ed Skovron and diamond sports manager Debra Kimbrall, have been very good to baseball and RBI,” Pineau said. “We have forged life-long relationships that I will always cherish, and I greatly appreciate the AAU affiliation and support.”As for the Maryland AAU Baseball boss’s induction in the “Hall,” “I am truly honored,” Pineau said. “I have been fortunate to be surrounded by so many great players, staff, volunteers, and of course coaches throughout the years.
Maryland AAU and RBI baseball people are unbelievably loyal and passionate about their sport. To be recognized like this pays tribute to all individuals who volunteer not only for AAU Baseball but all AAU sports. I am humbled and deeply grateful."