American Legion Baseball

Mulherns, Webbco joins the Dragoon family

Local businessman assures bright future for Post 47
By Chuck Fiebernitz | May 14, 2013
Photo by: Donated Front row, from left, are Julia Mulhern, Jack Mulhern and Georgia Mulhern. Back row, from left, are Webbco of Haywood President Matt Mulhern and his wife Julie Mulhern.

Webbco of Haywood President Matt Mulhern and his wife Julie are active sports enthusiast as the parents run the roads with daughters Georgia’s level 10 gymnastics, Julia’s soccer and son Jack’s baseball.
Last week, the Mulhern family joined the Dragoon family, adding American Legion baseball to their itinerary as Webbco of Haywood became a Corporate Grand Slam Club member of the Haywood Post 47 Baseball Club.
“We try to help out as much as we can for anything that involves children’s activities either through volunteering time, coaching or money,” said (Matt) Mulhern. “Baseball being at the top of the list. We do it because we believe the children today are getting the short end of the stick when it comes to states and counties directing funding or in most cases taking finding away from activities that children need to have available.
“We saw this opportunity with the American Legion as a great way to keep baseball going on the area for kids that are skilled and wish to take their games to a higher level. This is a build it and they will come philosophy, so we need more on board to insure this is successful.”
Post 47 Baseball Athletic Director Larry Harbin there are more like the Mulherns and Webbco that will enthusiastically jump in to assure the success of the Haywood Post 47 Dragoons.
“The Mulherns are a perfect example of folks who invest, whether it’s their time or money, in kids,” said Harbin. “They were so excited about American Legion baseball returning after a 61-year absence. Their support not only assures today’s young men the opportunity to play for the first American Legion baseball team since 1952, they are assuring the future for boys to experience playing for the Haywood Post 47 Dragoons.”  
Webbco Of Haywood designs and sells rotary kiln seals worldwide  for industrial plants in cement, paper, fertilizer, carbon black, chemical, petroleum and waste management industries.
The Haywood Post 47 Dragoons’ Opening Day is Wednesday, May 22, against visiting Area IV West Division rival Henderson County Post 77. A special pregame ceremonial first pitch will be at 6:50 p.m. and the first pitch is 7 p.m. from Champion Credit Union Ballpark (the spring time home of Tuscola High School) next to Junaluska Elementary.
The Dragoons’ radio team of Chad Upton and Chris Collins will broadcast the first American Legion baseball game in 61 years, as well as all the 2013 home games,  live on AM 1400 The Peak, beginning with a 6:45 p.m. pregame show.