Community


“Buddy” Teams come from Venice Police and Fire Departments, businesses such as Gilbane Construction, retail partners such as Walmart and other local organizations and churches.  They see the lasting impact their contributions are making on our community.

Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane Building Company – “We are one company, one family.”

“It’s great to be a part of something that helps us give back to our community.  The Challengers allow us to be a part of their organization and engage with their players.  The smiles on the players’ faces, their excitement in having their “Buddy” take interest is heart-felt and rewarding for me.  I’m honored to be a part of this great organization.”

Mark Wynn, Senior Lead Superintendent



Venice Police Department

Venice Police Department – “Serving our community.”

The Venice Police Department (VPD) participates with VCB volunteering as Buddies and at a yearly Holiday Charity Event among other events VPD is involved with throughout the year.

“To fulfill our mission of providing public safety, the Venice Police Department partners with the community we serve.  We are thankful for the opportunity Venice Challenger Baseball has given us.  ‘Our Citizens, Our Community and Our Commitment!’”

Tom Mattmuller, Police Chief, VPD



ArtisTree Landscape

“ArtisTree has been a proud supporter of VCB – not only our top management, but many of our employees have participated for years as well.  It just feels good to see the joy on the players’ faces and be their base buddies.  The concept that every player is a winner is one that really resonates with us!”

Joseph Gonzalez, Owner/CEO