The Professional Baseball Athletic Trainer’s Society has announced that the New York Yankees first basemen Anthony Rizzo has won the 2022 Rolex Raffle and will be awarded a Rolex GMT Master II Black, provided by Robert C. Wesley of Rolex in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Rizzo becomes a member of the Rolex Raffle winner’s fraternity and joins the likes of Gary DiSarcina (2022), David Peralta, Eric Hosmer, Paul Konerko, Mike Trout, Kelly Shoppach, Michael Cuddyer, and others.
Joining Rizzo as winners in this year’s Rolex Raffle are:
- 6th place winner — Cal Quantrill (Cleveland Guardians)
- 5th place winner — Peter Maki (Minnesota Twins)
- 4th place winner — Salvador Perez (Kansas City Royals)
- 3rd place winner — Atsushi Nakasone (San Diego Padres)
- 2nd place winner — Elvis Andrus (Oakland Athletics)
The Rolex Raffle benefits the Jimmy Warfield and Bill Buhler PBATS’ Educational Scholarships.
“This raffle is a great way to create awareness for PBATS scholarship programs and all that we try to do for the community and profession of athletic training. Ken Crenshaw of the Diamondbacks does a great job making this happen each year, and of course, we couldn’t do it without the help of all our athletic trainers league-wide and all of their amazing athletic training and sports medicine staffs. The raffle 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,” said PBATS President Ron Porterfield.
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.
A huge thanks to Robert C. Wesley, Normatec, Howard Kaplan, Marc Pro and Hypervolt for supplying terrific prizes.
For more information about PBATS programs, please visit the PBATS programs page.