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Help Bill Sandillo Get Better

Family and friends of Bill Sandillo are uniting to raise money to help with his battle against Melanoma cancer. Please show your support!
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     In July, Bill, a fellow CheckSwing member, was diagnosed with stage 4 Melanoma Cancer. He has since started an aggressive treatment and is unable to work during this time. He and Wendy, his wife of 5 years, are raising two boys; Albert is 4 and Roman is 2 -1/2 years old.

     Bill was born and raised in West Springfield, MA. He was a standout baseball player at West Springfield High School, and he went on to play college level ball at American International College where he continued to excel. An automobile accident derailed his dream to play professional baseball but not his ambitions to remain “in the game”. After his career at the management level with the Pittsfield Mets and the New Britain Red Sox of minor league baseball, Bill was hired by “Hall of Famer”, Frank Robinson to take his baseball talents out west. Bill moved to Arizona and worked in the front office for the San Francisco Giants triple A team, as well as the Arizona Diamondbacks. In 1996 Bill founded Predator USA, an organization focused on the training, development and coaching of youth baseball players. In 2009, Bill coached the United States Military traveling baseball team, and in 2010 Bill coached the Orleans Cardinals in the Cape Cod summer baseball league. Bill has dedicated his life to mentoring, and coaching thousands of children and young men throughout the United States. He continues to instill his passion for the game of baseball through these young men so that they too will strive to reach their greatest potential.

     Any help that you can provide is greatly appreciated. If you are able to, please donate to help offset Bill's medical expenses, via his online donation page here at .  

     Also, if you can help in any other way such as donating equipment, autographed memorabilia, etc, please let us know.  There is a local fundraiser being held in Bill's hometown on October 16, 2011 and we need raffle items.  If you'd like to donate something for this, you can send the items to...


John Sandillo

108 Tatham Hill Road

West Springfield, MA 01089


Please spread the word to anyone else you know who might be interested in helping.  Thanks for your support!

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Comment by Bill Stanton on September 20, 2012 at 5:03pm

Please note that the page to donate has changed.

If you can take the time to donate to this cause, it is greatly appreciated. Over the past year, Bill Sandillo has fought bravely and is seeing positive signs.  He's feeling much better, but the medical costs continue to pile up.  Any small donation goes a long way.

Comment by Bill Stanton on October 19, 2011 at 3:48pm

Last Sunday was the benefit in Massachusetts in Bill's honor.  Over 500 people attended and it was a huge success.

Many thanks again to the following baseball companies who provided prizes that were used to generate donations.


Gone Batty Bats

Vinci Gloves

Mattingly Baseball

Phoenix Bats

PM Custom Gloves

Comment by Kyle Grucci on September 26, 2011 at 11:25am
Thanks to all of the people who have donated raffle items and/or funds to help!  Special thanks to Justin Contursi who held the first annual "Breathing For Amy" Softball Tournament last weekend to celebrate his sister, who passed away from cancer last year.  He and his family donated $200 from their efforts to help Bill with his fight!  Thanks, Justin!
Comment by Charles "Lefty" Trudeau on September 26, 2011 at 11:24am
Excellent news!
Comment by Kyle Grucci on September 26, 2011 at 11:18am
Update From Billy this weekend... "Came back from Tucson with great news. Tumors have gotten smaller. The IL2 Treatments are having a great effect on the cancer. No new traces of cancer found. So I will be going back into the hospital Oct 7th for more week long treatments. Thank you for your continued support."
Comment by Bill Stanton on September 7, 2011 at 9:26pm

Thanks to the following companies who have donated to help The Sandillo Family:

Gone Batty Bats

Vinci Gloves

Mattingly Baseball

Phoenix Bats

PM Custom Gloves


Please take note of the generosity of these companies and support them!

Comment by Kyle Grucci on September 6, 2011 at 11:31am


Thanks to those who have donated!  Keep spreading the word!

Also, if you have any raffle items you'd like to donate to Bill's fundraiser (on October 16 in West Springfield, MA), please send them to Bill's brother, John (see his address on the main page - ).  
Thanks to Curt Schilling for donating a signed jersey and baseball!

Comment by Perry Lee Barber on August 30, 2011 at 6:08pm
Fight the good fight, Bill - you have more friends pulling for you than you know!
Comment by DarekGoetzman on August 29, 2011 at 4:56pm
I live in the same area of Phoenix as Bill and am very familiar with how much great work he has truly done for this Baseball community. Bill, I hope you can find the strength to pull through this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Darek Goetzman AZ Dash Baseball Club Chandler, AZ
Comment by Kyle Grucci on August 29, 2011 at 4:52pm
Get better soon, Bill!

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