On August 26, 2017, Howard Ankin spent one of many days at the baseball park coaching his son’s baseball team in the Oz Park Baseball Association. OPBA is a not-for-profit charity whose mission is to provide high-quality baseball instruction and competition for over 1,350 boys and girls ages 4 – 14 in the greater Lincoln Park area.
The goal of the association is to use baseball and softball to help young athletes develop positive character and values that will help them succeed throughout their lives. The OPBA aspires to be an outstanding athletic organization that provides a high-quality experience to every athlete. A high-quality experience is one in which every athlete:
The team made the playoffs and won its first playoff game.