Saturday, April 17th, 2021


An Evening with Ryan Zimmerman

The Chesapeake Sports Club hosted an evening with Ryan Zimmerman, former Kellam High School and UVA athlete, who also played for the MLB Washington Nationals. Ryan was promoting the ziMS foundation, which his family started to help not only his mother, but many others afflicted by Multiple Sclerosis. He has a true passion for the foundation and his family.
Ryan spoke to the crowd - especially to the younger guests in attendance. Members of baseball teams from the area were able to meet and talk with Ryan. His inspiring speech was directed towards the budding athletes. Then Adam Winkler from WTKR News 3 sat down with Ryan with some questions from the crowd.

From left: Adam Winkler from WTKR News, Ryan Zimmerman and Michael Cuddyer

From left: Ryan Zimmerman, Steve Johnson and Chesapeake mayor Rick West

From left: Courtney Aitken, Claudia Cuddyer and Andrea Vail

Claudia and Michael Cuddyer

Courtney and Peter Aitken

From left: Steve Johnson, Carroll and Jackie Smith, with Dale Craver

Ryan Zimmerman with Jennifer Tolarchyk, graphic designer with The Shopper

Linda and Bobby Clifton

The Conley family

Jimmy Winslow and Keith Zimmerman

Jimmy Winslow, Keith Zimmerman and Nathan Beck

The Beck Family

Jim and Michelle Woodworth

Ryan presenting the coach from Western Branch High school with a signed photo

Ryan speaking to some of the team from Oscar Smith High School

Ryan Zimmerman with some of the Indian River High School baseball team

Phil Johnson

Ryan Zimmerman with some of the Oscar Smith High School baseball team

Ryan with the Tidewater Drillers

Ryan with the Tidewater Drillers

From left. Tom McMillan, Tommy Rhodes, Fella Rhodes and Kenny Easley

Ryan with some of the baseball team from Kellam High School

Adam Winkler

Ryan Zimmerman

From left: Chesapeake Mayor Rick West, Nathan Beck, Ron Sorrell, Jimmy Winslow and Keith Zimmerman. Seated are Heilda Beck, Catherine Beck and Nathan Beck Jr.