"Building a generation of character for today and tomorrow." 
Newsletter - November 2018
On Deck - Blizzard Foundation's Holiday Party 

Get your tickets now! Grab a friend and join us for an evening of fun on Saturday, December 15th. In addition to a fabulous dinner, you'll have an opportunity to win raffle prizes, play games and shop our silent auction for holiday gifts. The night will be emcee'd by K102's Chris Carr and following dinner and a short program, dance the night away to live music from Minnesota's own - Shag. Shag is a high energy pop-rock dance cover Band. Shag plays Top 40 dance radio hits from the 80's, 90's & 2K. All tickets include dinner, wine, and beer.
All funds raised will help the Blizzard Foundation bring summer baseball camps to Saint Paul and North Minneapolis during the Summer of 2019. Camps will be free for kids and will include nutritional meals, equipment, and camp t-shirts.
Buy your tickets early. Each ticket sold before December 3rd will include a wingspan of raffle tickets!

Beverage and Business sponsorships still available. 

#BiggerThanBaseball - Blizzard Foundation Brings Together Minnesota MASH and the Special Olympics of Minnesota

Over 20 members of the Minnesota MASH Baseball club will be teaming up with the Special Olympics of Minnesota during the 2018 State Bowling Tournament in Lakeville Saturday, December 1st. The Blizzard Foundation is thrilled to facilitate this pairing that allows the Minnesota MASH to stay in their local community and give back in a huge way.
MASH volunteers will be serving as lane monitors for the bowlers. Lane monitors will assist on the lanes by making sure athletes are bowling in turn and cheering on the competition. 
The Blizzard Foundation wants to provide opportunities for all baseball players to be outstanding community members. We know that players who participate in community service develop a strong sense of empathy, help strengthen their community, and learn to work together for a common goal.
If you baseball team or association is looking for volunteer opportunities, please contact the Blizzard Foundation at  [email protected]

Give to the Max Donors Stepped Up to the Plate!

Our donors answered the call and then some on Give to the Max Day with donations totaling $1,589.35 on November 15th. The Blizzard Foundation set a goal of raising $800 to ensure ALL summer campers could leave for the summer with their very own baseball glove. The extra money raised will be used towards funding nutritional meals for all campers.
We are incredibly thankful for our donors; the outpouring of support will fuel the Blizzard Foundation to reach more kids in need across the state of Minnesota. 
If you are still looking to help, will you invest 5 minutes to share this email with others and tell them what the Blizzard Foundation means to you?

InSports Foundation Hits One Out of the Park

The fan base for the Blizzard Foundation continues to grow. We are very pleased to announce the Blizzard Foundation was selected to receive InSports Team Sponsorship for the month of October. The InSports Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a purpose to help kids participate in sports and pairs well with the Blizzard Foundation's mission of providing access to baseball for all families. 
The InSports' Team Sponsorship will be used to help fund our summer camps across the Twin Cities. The InSports' Team sponsorship program has been established by the foundation to support programs that provide unforgettable sporting experiences for the youth they are serving.
The Blizzard Foundation hopes to continue to gain support of the local communities of the Twin Cities with hope to expanding camps each year.

Fall Clean Up Hitters Come in Clutch

On November 3rd, the Blizzard Foundation paired two baseball teams from the Minnesota Blizzard organization with Northeast Youth and Family Services. The group of players and coaches went around to help those in need do some fall cleaning. The volunteers stopped at five different houses throughout the day raking and bagging leaves. All of these homeowners are currently dealing with adverse circumstances. This was a great opportunity for the Blizzard organization to give back to their community while helping those in need.
"We couldn't have done it without teamwork, good attitudes, and the parents." Jake Kurth Blizzard coach continued, "and of course #BlueLove."
This marks the second year the Blizzard Foundation has paired a baseball organization with Northeast Youth and Family Services.  As we enter the volunteer season, the Blizzard Foundation hopes to work with other baseball organizations across the state. The upcoming goal for 2019 is to provide and complete over 1,000 hours of community service throughout the Twin Cities.

Looking to Help?

Visit our Facebook  A quick and easy way to help out. Like our page and share our latest post.  https://www.facebook.com/TheBlizzardFoundation/

Speaking EngagementsNeed a speaker at your next Rotary meeting or Chamber event? The Blizzard Foundation frequently visits these gatherings to share the work and vision of the foundation with the community.

Reach Out  - I t is our goal to impact as many families as possible. If you or someone you know may be in need of support from the Blizzard Foundation, please connect them with director, Jeff Huth at [email protected]

Upcoming Dates

December 1st - This marks the deadline for families to apply for winter assistance from the Blizzard foundation.The Blizzard Foundation is dedicated to helping make baseball accessible for all families, regardless of affiliation. More information regarding the assistance application and process visit 

*If you know a baseball team or association looking for service learning opportunities contact the Blizzard Foundation today!