With Summer Coming to a Close… Here are Five Things You Need to Know!

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 has allowed the Blizzard Foundation to reach more families and continue to grow their presence in the Greater Twin Cities' Community. Thank you Twin Cities Orthopedics!

 

2. Johnny Price IV Memorial Golf Tournament Finishes a Success!

The dust has settled, the silent auction items have been picked up, and final numbers have been tallied. The 2nd Annual Johnny Price IV Memorial Golf Tournament was attended by more than 400 people, was made up of 144 golfers, and over 30 hole sponsors. The Blizzard Foundation cannot thank our volunteers enough for the time, energy, and passion they dedicated to the weeks leading up to this event. All of the money raised will go towards supporting the Blizzard Foundation. The Blizzard Foundation is dedicated to making baseball accessible for all families, empowering youth to be outstanding citizens, and awarding the annual Johnny Price IV Memorial College Scholarship to a graduating senior. Thank you all for your support!

3. The Blizzard Foundation helped raise $3,000 for ALS Association (MN, ND, SD Chapter)

On Saturday, July 29th more than 25 teams came out to play in the annual Knock ALS Out of the Park Wiffle Ball Tournament. The Blizzard Foundation had the strongest presence there with 10 teams made up of the Blizzard summer teams. Our very own, Blizzard Foundation Tin Cups, were this year's champions!

4. The Blizzard Foundation has completed 500+ hours of community service this summer!

The Blizzard Foundation has committed to completing over 500 hours of community service during the summer months! Community service activities this summer have included a night with the Miracle League, helping out at local camps, partnering with the ALS Wiffle Ball Tournament, cleaning around our community, and helping out at our annual golf tournament. The Blizzard Foundation is devoted to empowering baseball players with the tools and skills they need to be outstanding community members.

5. Summer Player Awards
Top Hitter Award:
Jack Erickson (15U)
Drew Gilbert (16U)
Will Olsen (Varsity Black)
Seth Halvorsen (Varsity Blue)

Top Pitcher Award:
Duke Coborn (15U)
Max Carlson (15U)
Casey Storlie (Varsity Black)
Aidan Maldonado (Varsity Blue)

Blue Glove Award:
Will Bush (15U)
Noah Dehne (16U)
Tate Meiners (Varsity Black)
Nick Juaire (Varsity Blue)

Leadership Award:
Zach Carden (15U)
Will Frisch (16U)
Anthony LaValle (Varsity Black)
Tommy Springer (Varsity Blue)