The Tom Sox have been a part of summers in Charlottesvilles since 2015 when they kicked off their inaugural season at Charlottesville High School. The team plays in the Valley League which was established in 1897 and now has 12 teams playing a 42 game season across the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Tom Sox organization has brought major upgrades and improvements to the athletic facilities at CHS while providing a fun atmosphere for families to enjoy a little baseball on summer evenings.
In addition to adding entertainment and another Cville summer bucket list items to check off, the Tom Sox players are also getting involved in the community by taking advantage of internship opportunities with local companies while they are in Charlottesville for the season. One of those companies is HemoShear Therapeutics, a CvilleBioHub member that is developing drugs to treat children’s rare metabolic disorders. HemoShear has two Tom Sox players (pitchers from John Hopkins and Yale) on their team this summer getting hands-on experience in a research environment.
This season there are 10 players involved with internships with various companies in Charlottesville. Check out the full article from the Daily Progress to read where the other Tom Sox players have landed internships.