The mission of the Blizzard Foundation 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.
We have a three-pronged approach to this mission: Player Scholarship, Johnny Price Memorial College Scholarship, and Community Outreach/Service Learning.
Sometimes families need extra support. It is a goal of the Blizzard Foundation to provide everyone an opportunity to play club baseball, regardless of financial situation. We believe baseball is more than just a game; it's a vehicle to teach and instill rich life lessons.
Another goal of the Blizzard Foundation is to honor the life of Johnny Price IV. Our teammate will be forever loved and missed by family, friends, and teammates. The Blizzard Foundation will keep Johnny's legacy alive in the form of a memorial scholarship. The Johnny Price IV Memorial College Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior in the Blizzard program that parallels the characteristics of Johnny.
The Blizzard Foundation also focuses on service learning and community relations. We understand that serving others builds empathy, self-confidence, and promotes a general sense of well-being. Participating in volunteer work within the community can translate to future personal benefits like job skills, experience, and developing a strong work ethic. In addition to transforming our own lives, service and outreach to others strengthens our communities and improves lives.
While all of our players will have the opportunity to play college baseball if they choose, the vast majority of those players will not make a living playing the game they love. They will, however, become the next generation of husbands, fathers, mentors, business owners, employees, and leaders. Our vision is to ensure players do not miss out on the opportunity to participate in the great game of baseball and help them become well equipped for their life after baseball.
In support of our commitment to our players, our baseball community, and our civic community, we envision a Blizzard Foundation Complex where all can play the game of baseball. The Blizzard Foundation Complex would have a varsity field in the center, surrounded by a little league field, as well as a wheel-chair accessible field. This complex would allow for all types of baseball players to bond over the great game. We will continue to share updates as we begin to explore this dream!