WEDDINGTON – The Weddington Optimist Club inducted Ryan Rullo, Keith Oberg and Ryan Morris as members this month. They each coach youth in the Wesley Chapel Weddington Athletic Association.
Oberg has lived in Weddington for seven years. He and his wife have two sons and two daughters, ranging from 4 to 12 years old. He coaches baseball and serves on the WCWAA board of directors.
“I believe in providing the best environment for youth to grow as athletes and as good community citizens,” Oberg said. “I am passionate about what I do and giving back to my community.”
Rullo has lived in the Charlotte area for 22 years. He and his wife, Eve, have two boys, Grayson and Luke. He attended college on a baseball scholarship. He coaches baseball, basketball and football.
“I believe in helping children and giving back to the community is a positive way,” Rullo said
Morris attended South Mecklenburg High School and signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Clemson University before the Cleveland Indians drafted him. After six years in Major League Baseball, he returned to North Carolina. He coaches youth baseball. Keith and his wife, Haley, have a 4-year-old daughter, Oakley.
The Weddington Optimist Club supports youth in the community through computer, essay and oratorical scholarship opportunities. The club also holds a Most Improved Student party for over 200 middle school students and a Breakfast with Santa event attended by almost 500 parents and children.
Visit www.weddington-optimist.org for details.