E nriching the Lives of Youth through Baseball
Newsletter - March 2020
24-Hour Ice Fishing Extravaganza

This is a fan favorite as volunteers head out to their local lakes to see how many fish they can land in a 24-hour period. Volunteers are asked to get a minimum of 10 pledges for every fish they catch and commit to fishing as many hours as they can, beginning at 7AM on Saturday, March 7th.

This year, we'll see who can unseat Cory Glieden, our reigning champion from last year. Cory holds the record with fishing a full 24 hours and reeling up over 100 fish to bring in more than $5,000 in donations. 

To check out the leader board and place a pledge to your favorite angler visit: 

Current Pledge Leaders:
1) Collin Hackl $23 per fish caught
2) Shea Landa $22 per fish caught
3) Todd Schwab $6 per fish caught

Participating anglers take photos of their fish and self-score their catch. A grand prize is awarded to the angler with the most funds raised. Other prizes will also be given for the best photos, biggest fish, and more!
Tucker's Sandlot Powered by JP4 Foundation

Tucker's Sandlot Powered by JP4 Foundation

Since 2017, the JP4 Foundation has partnered with Play Laugh Love to bring the game of baseball to over 750 kids throughout the Twin Cities. These sandlot type gatherings take place after school in the Robbinsdale, Minnetonka, and Hopkins communities. The sandlots are coached by local high school ball players looking to give back to their community. All kids are provided with coaching, equipment, and an atmosphere of fun. Participation is free and open to any child that wishes to attend. After quality coaching and an exciting Sandlot game, every child is served a healthy meal to enjoy with new friends.
Upcoming sandlot dates are Monday, March 9th at Gatewood Elementary and Monday, March 23rd at Glen Lake Elementary. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact the JP4 Foundation at  [email protected]
2nd Annual Unified Wiffle Ball Tournament is Set!

Mark your calendars to stop by and cheer our Unified Wiffle Ball players on Sunday, March 22 nd at LifeTime Sport - Winter Park in Eden Prairie. Games begin at 10AM. This event is free and open to the public. 

Thank you to Twin Cities Orthopedics for being our tournament sponsor and SweetSpot Baseball for being the official bat sponsor for the tournament!

Johnny Price IV Memorial College Scholarship

Applications for the Johnny Price IV Memorial College Scholarship are being accepted through June 1st. This scholarship is unique because GPA, ACT, and other statistics on or off the baseball field are not considered.
The Johnny Price IV Memorial College Scholarship is open to all high school senior baseball players who exemplify the characteristics of the late Johnny Price IV, a Lakeville standout who often spoke of his desire to help others experience the sense of belonging that comes from being part of a team. Johnny's kindness, empathy, and thoughtfulness toward others will always live on.
Past Recipients
Drew Gilbert 2019
Stillwater Area High School
Lucas Lesser 2019
Burnsville High School
Duke Benge 2019
Lakeville South High School
2018 Jack Anderson
White Bear Lake High School

2018 Cal Hanson
Champlin Park High School
2018 Derrick Winn
Duluth Marshall High School
2018 Seth Miller
Blaine High School
2017 Cole Albers
Champlin Park High School
2017 Trent Fredenburg 
Anoka High School
2 016 Willem Aldirch
Duluth East High School

To learn more and apply for the Johnny Price IV Memorial College Scholarship, visit: JP4 Foundation - Scholarship
Meet One of Our Newest Board Members

Sammy Hogan grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago where there was only one team, the Cubs. That meant there was only one sport to play, baseball. Sammy did her best impression of the Cub players, playing baseball until the 6th grade. At that time, she was introduced to softball and the rest was history. Sammy played elite club softball where she traveled around the country with 15 of the best girls in the Midwest. In high school, she lettered for the St. Viator Varsity Softball team all four years. She went on to play college softball at the University of St. Thomas under the decorated coach John Tschida. She earned various MIAC and NCAA awards throughout her career. Sammy continues to stay involved in the softball community and is looking forward to serving as a JP4 Foundation board member.
When asked what drove her to contribute her time and talents to JP4, Sammy replied, "I believe sports brings people together in every sense of life. No matter who you are, there is so much learned and gained by participating in sports. I see the JP4 Foundation as an opportunity to give back to the sporting community that has given me so much already."

Look for more featured board members in the upcoming months!
Looking Ahead 

Watch for our monthly newsletters highlighting key events in 
the upcoming months. In addition, get ready for hot-off the press news releases over the next few months as new partnerships are in the works and waiting to be announced!

Our Year at a Glance
  • March 22nd - Second annual Unified Wiffle Ball Tournament
  • May 3rd - Al Newman's Bowling for Baseball Tournament
  • June - Summer-Long Camps begin
  • August 10th - Fifth annual Johnny Price IV Memorial Golf Tournament
  • September - Third annual Take Me Out to the Ball Game event
  • December - Third annual Camps for Kids Holiday Party
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