Meyer, William C. “Buddy” - 2006
Buddy Meyer organized the Chain Baseball League in 1982, a league that has grown into a league of eleven teams in 2005. The 18 and under Chain baseball team won the USSSA National Championship for three consecutive years (2001-03) and returned again to victory in 2005. In 2004, the 19 and under baseball team won the 2004 AAU National Championship. Meyer’s dedication to advancing the discipline and quality of life of each and every young man that comes through his doors has become legendary. Stressing education, good sportsmanship, and teamwork has provided a positive environment that creates increased self-esteem and goals for a better life. One hundred and sixty chain team players have received scholarships to continue their education and twenty players have been drafted to play at the professional level. Buddy Meyer is unsurpassed in his efforts to improved the quality of the sports experience for young men in the Savannah area.