The Professional Baseball Athletic Trainer’s Society has announced that the Kansas City Royals’ Eric Hosmer has won the 2016 Rolex Raffle and will be awarded a Rolex GMT Master II Black, provided by Robert C. Wesley of Rolex in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Hosmer becomes a member of the Rolex Raffle winner’s fraternity and joins the likes of Paul Konerko, Mike Trout, Kelly Shoppach and Michael Cuddyer.
Joining Hosmer as winners in this year’s Rolex Raffle were the Reds’ Brandon Finnegan, Diamondbacks’ Zach Greinke, Angels’ David Carpenter and Astros’ Luke Gregerson.
The Rolex Raffle benefits the Jimmy Warfield and Bill Buhler PBATS’ Educational Scholarships. “The raffle is an awesome 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 tremendous success for our entire organization and 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.