This past weekend the Blizzard Foundation provided service learning opportunities for Minnesota Blizzard Baseball 15U and 16U team. On Saturday, the Minnesota Blizzard Baseball 15U team spent the morning with Reach for Resources bowling at Park Tavern. Reach for Resources' mission is to support individuals with disabilities and mental illness to reach their full potential. The Blizzard players spent the morning bowling, assisting players, and chatting between frames. Coach Mike Jurgella weighed in on the
September marked the one-year anniversary for the Blizzard Foundation, founded with the belief that all kids should have access to the game of baseball. Since its inception, the Blizzard Foundation has helped more than 65 families to make the game of baseball more accessible, partnered with 11 other nonprofit organizations, and provided over 850 hours of community service and learning opportunities for Minnesota baseball players. We are excited to reflect on our accomplishments and look forward to our next year:
The Blizzard Foundation wants to send sincere thanks and warm wishes to all that made the Second Annual Johnny Price IV Memorial Golf Tournament possible. With 144 golfers, 33 hole sponsors, and a dinner hall at capacity, there were more than 400 people who made their way out to Brackett’s Crossing to show their support for the Blizzard Foundation. In an opening message, Foundation Executive Director Jeff Huth confirmed the mission, vision, and Foundation work
The Blizzard Foundation has scheduled community service and learning opportunities for every Blizzard team to participate in over the upcoming months. As you know, the Blizzard program depends on the Blizzard Foundation to provide our players with opportunities to engage with and support our community. We believe giving of oneself builds character, integrity, and empathy for others. Since its inception, the Blizzard Foundation has provided over 850 hours of community service and learning opportunities; we
1. Twin Cities Orthopedics Becomes Blizzard Foundation's Biggest Fan! This last winter Twin Cities Orthopedics was interested in learning more about the mission and vision of the Blizzard Foundation. With similar visions for our community, Twin Cities Orthopedics is the Blizzard Foundation's largest sponsor. In return of sponsorship, the Blizzard Foundation committed to reducing fees for families playing baseball while completing 500 hours of community service and learning throughout the Summer of 2017. TCO's support
Dear Families, I am inviting you out to the Johnny Price IV Memorial Dinner and Program the Blizzard Foundation will be hosting at Brackett's Crossing County Club in Lakeville Monday, August 21st. There will be a social hour at 5:00PM with dinner starting around 6:00PM with a silent auction and raffles throughout! I will be sharing a few words that night, but the night will be focused around camaraderie and remembering the legacy of Johnny
During the end of year celebration, the Blizzard Foundation will be hosting a silent auction! All proceeds will go towards helping fund the Johnny Price College Memorial Scholarship and helping families in need. The Blizzard Foundation is a registered 501(c)3. All tax deductions guidelines can be found here! Silent Auction Items: Elite Pitcher’s Boot Camp at Texas Baseball Ranch in Montgomery Texas ($1,999 value!) Ron Wolforth has donated enrollment into one of his Elite Pitcher’s
The Blizzard Foundation is proud to announce a new partnership with Minneapolis Police Activities League (PAL). PAL is a non-profit organization and its philosophy is when given a choice, kids will choose to participate in positive character building activities instead of committing crimes. PAL is a diverse organization with 90% of their youth being children of color including: African American, Hispanic, Hmong, Native American, Somali, and more. Many of these children come from families that
This weekend marks the beginning of the end for the Blizzard Seniors. After years of making memories and friendships on and off the field, their time as Minnesota Blizzard players is coming to an end. Before the Blizzard seniors go off to new adventures, we wanted to catch up with them and compile their thoughts, memories, and advice as they reflect over their Blizzard careers. As Barta always says, “Once a Blizzard, always a Blizzard!
02/08/2017, 8:30am CST By Jeff Huth - Director, Blizzard Foundation "Coach, I got a feeling in my stomach... right here coach... I just feel so good right now!" Those are the words from eleven-year-old, Ty, as he seemed to float off the Miracle League field this past Saturday. "I was shocked that any 11 year old would think like that," coach Jake Kurth went on, "but after talking with my guys, they all felt that