The Professional Baseball Athletic Trainer’s Society has announced that the Oakland Athletics’ Adam Lobenstein has won the 2017 Rolex Raffle and will be awarded a Rolex GMT Master II Black, provided by Robert C. Wesley of Rolex in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Lobenstein becomes a member of the Rolex Raffle winner’s fraternity and joins the likes of Eric Hosmer, Paul Konerko, Mike Trout, Kelly Shoppach and Michael Cuddyer.
Joining Lobenstein as winners in this year’s Rolex Raffle were the Angels’ Mike Trout (2nd place), Yasmany Tomas of the Diamondbacks, Drew Storen of the Reds, and Lon Rosen of the Dodgers.
The Rolex Raffle benefits the Jimmy Warfield and Bill Buhler PBATS’ Educational Scholarships. “The raffle is a great way to make people aware of the scholarships offered by PBATS. It gets the players involved, which is always a plus and has been a huge success for our society and for Major League Baseball as well. We always appreciate everyone who participates in the raffle,” PBATS President Mark O’Neal said.
PBATS continues to serve as an educational resource for the Major League and Minor League Baseball athletic trainers, by providing members with educational information as it relates to the profession, while helping to improve the understanding of sports medicine so as to better promote the health of professional baseball players.