"Building a generation of character for today and tomorrow." 
Newsletter - October 2018
Help Us Give to the Max in November!

Thursday, November 15th marks Minnesota's Give to the Max Day - a day set aside for nonprofit organizations to share their stories and raise funds for their upcoming year of work. 
The Blizzard Foundation will join thousands of other organizations who use this day to reach out to their supporters and advocates. We'll use this opportunity to share the origin of our foundation, our impact and accomplishments and roadmap for the future. This year we will ask donors to support us with a $5 donation, and to commemorate the start of our 3rd year, to  share our story with three friends.

Schedule, Plan, and Share your giving using the following link: https://www.givemn.org/organization/Blizzard-Foundation

Each donations helps increase the Blizzard Foundation's chance of randomly being selected for a Give to the Max Day Prize. Prizes include...

$500 Golden Tickets every 10 minutes!
sponsored by Bush Foundation

$10,000 Power Hours at 10 a.m. and 10 p.m.
sponsored by Bush Foundation

$1,000 Hourly Golden Tickets
sponsored by Bush Foundation, Clockwork, and Mall of America

$500 Scheduled Giving Golden Tickets
sponsored by Bush Foundation 

$10,000 Super-Sized Golden Ticket
sponsored by current and former board members and staff of GiveMN

Give the Gift of Baseball this Holiday Season!

Join us for the Blizzard Foundation's first holiday party  on Saturday, December 15th. This event is a very special evening to celebrate YOU, our supporters.
Our night will include dinner, live entertainment, a silent auction and a chance to meet one of our 2018 Battle Creek Middle School campers . Proceeds will benefit 2019 camps, providing nutritional lunches, coaches, equipment, and camp apparel.

5:30PM Social Hour
6:30PM Dinner
7:30PM Program
8:00PM - 11:00PM Live Music

Registration Opens:
Monday, November 5th

Registration Closes:
Saturday, December 1st

Tickets may be purchases online at BlizzardFoundation.ticketspice.com/camps4kids.

Amazon Smile - Get Your Shopping Done Early

Spend the next few days getting your holiday shopping done while helping out the Blizzard Foundation!

AmazonSmile is increasing the donation rate 10x from Oct 29 - Nov 2.  Through Nov 2, AmazonSmile is donating 5% (ten times the usual amount) to Blizzard Foundation when you shop at  smile.amazon.com/ch/81-2968738

It's easy as 1, 2, 3...

2) Login using your Amazon username
3) Click, Shop, and Amazon will donate!

Become a Part of Something Larger

The Blizzard Foundation is looking to expand its board of directors as it enters its third year with eyes set on a World Series run. The Blizzard Foundation has grown faster than anticipated and has reached more families than expected. 2019 is set to be a year for growth as we build our summer camps to reach more communities in need, look to expand our outreach to various organizations, and provide additional fundraising opportunities.
Complete information and requirements regarding membership of the Blizzard Foundation board can be found below. 
If you or someone you know would be interested in learning more about this opportunity or joining the board, please contact Blizzard Foundation executive director, Jeff Huth for more information.


Looking to Help?

Visit our Facebook -
A quick and easy way to help out. Like our page and share our latest post. 

Speaking Engagements - Need 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  http://www.theblizzardfoundation.org/apply-for-assistance/

December 15th
Circle this date on your calendar! The Blizzard Foundation will be hosting the first ever Blizzard Foundation Holiday Party. This will be a time for us to share accomplishments of the Blizzard Foundation, connect with other donors, and build momentum for an even better 2019! Details to come!

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