The Blizzard Foundation...
is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that believes the game of baseball is an avenue to offering key life lessons to kids. The Blizzard Foundation is devoted to ensuring the game of baseball is accessible for all families. In addition, the Blizzard Foundation believes in empowering athletes to be outstanding citizens. This empowerment is done through the three legs of the Blizzard Foundation:
Since September of 2016, the Blizzard Foundation...
has made baseball accessible for 65+ families
The Blizzard Foundation believes all kids should have the opportunity to learn life lessons through the game of baseball. Whatever the reason, the Blizzard Foundation is able to provide assistance to make this possible.
has partnered with 10+ organizations
The Blizzard Foundation continues to partner with other organizations in the Twin Cities to best serve our community. We believe the more organizations we can partner with, the bigger impact we can make.
has completed 850+ community service hours
Since its beginning, the Blizzard Foundation has provided opportunities for over 850 hours of community service. The majority of the time team volunteer opportunities are set-up. This allows for great team building while helping out the community.
Dear Twin Cities Orthopedics,
On behalf of the Blizzard Foundation I would like to say thank you for your sponsorship and commitment to the Blizzard Foundation.
The Blizzard Foundation has three foundational pillars: helping make baseball accessible for all families, empowering baseball players to be outstanding community members, and recognizing baseball players who positively enable others on and off the field through the Johnny Price IV Memorial College Scholarship.
Your sponsorship has allowed the Blizzard Foundation to make a significant impact over the summer months. We were able to reduce costs for families investing in summer baseball. In return, players made a commitment to complete community service hours throughout the Twin Cities. Over 500 hours were completed as players partnered with organizations such as The Miracle League, Feed My Starving Children, and a fundraiser to help ALS. In addition, players volunteered their time at the 2nd Annual Blizzard Foundation golf tournament and during a summer camp the Blizzard Foundation hosted for the city of Crystal. The camp was offered at a reduced price to make the opportunity more accessible for all families. The Blizzard Foundation will continue to follow this model for the upcoming summer.
Your sponsorship also allows the Blizzard Foundation to recognize baseball players throughout the state of Minnesota who are positively impacting those around them on and off the field by awarding them with the Johnny Price IV Memorial Scholarship. We were able to award two deserving seniors scholarships last year as demonstrated through the application process that they echoed the first-rate characteristics of Johnny Price. We are looking to increase the number of recipients this year and extended the application to the Minnesota State High School League.
The Blizzard Foundation relies on the generosity of sponsors such as yourself and is grateful for your support!
Director, The Blizzard Foundation
The Blizzard Foundation's mission is to serve and provide opportunity to youth and young adults via scholarship and education to inspire them to be outstanding citizens, students and athletes.
Our mission is carried out through various interactions within the community. We have started locally helping at food shelves, preparing meals at the Ronald McDonald House, helping mentor youth within the Miracle League organization, and also raising funds for baseball families in-need. The Blizzard Foundation has hopes to reach communities across the Midwest.
Currently, the Blizzard Foundation focuses on three objectives: helping families in need afford programming, honoring the life of Johnny Price IV through a college scholarship, and community outreach and service learning. In the future, the Blizzard Foundation hopes to provide a baseball complex for all ages and ability levels to participate and bond over the great game of baseball.