The Sandlot Reunion Weekend
Dec 15 & 16, 2023
Southeast Volusia witnessed an extraordinary event that transported fans of the iconic movie, The Sandlot, back to the beloved neighborhood baseball diamond. On December 15th and 16th, 2023, five cast members from the film made their way to New Smyrna Beach, Florida, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this cinematic treasure with David Mickey Evans, the writer, director and narrator who calls New Smyrna Beach home.
The 5-inning softball game was held at the YMCA in Edgewater and the movie screenings were at the New Smyrna High School auditorium.
A small group of locals decided to get together and reminisce about the times they shared with two close friends that had passed too soon, Ryan Michelbrink and Dave Fernandez.
These friends decided to never forget them, and instead celebrate them. Both Ryan and Dave were active in local sports and the community, so the group of friends decided to host an event, where all ages would enjoy a fun day of sports. The Event was born and they have been donating back to Southeast Volusia Youth Sports for years now.