E nriching the Lives of Youth through Baseball
Newsletter - November and December 2019

Give the Gift of Baseball this Holiday Season

Join K102's very own, Chris Carr on Saturday, December 14th at Jimmy's Event Center for the JP4 Foundation's 2nd Annual Camps for Kids Holiday Party. The renowned Chris Carter is returning as our emcee along with cohost Maverick. Our silent auction will feature unique gifts and experience, so finish your holiday shopping while providing the gift of baseball to kids in Minneapolis and Saint Paul this Holiday Season! Tickets can be purchased here.
5:30PM Social Hour
Share a drink with others while you test your luck at the wine toss, gift card wall, and other fun games. New this year - one lucky raffle winner will walk away with a Tory Burch purse.
6:30PM Dinner
Share a meal with your other table guests. We will make sure no one leaves hungry!
7:15PM Dessert Dash
Your table works together to come up with the highest pledge to dash for your dessert first. Desserts range from the finest handmade cakes to the infamous box of Twinkies.
7:30PM Program
Silent Auction Ends/Raffle winners announced, and our executive director will share a brief Camps-for-Kids success story and future plans. 
7:50PM Fund-A-Need
Our camps cannot run without donors like you! Let's come together as a group and make some change.
8:00PM After-Party
Our DJ will be ready to take over for the night! If dancing is your jam, perfect. If reminiscing about the night's fun over a glass of wine is ideal, that works too.

Service Day Recap

This past Saturday, the JP4 Foundation teamed up with 20 players from the Minnesota MASH to pack Christmas Care Packages for troops in Boston, waiting to be deployed. Packs included: Christmas decorations, handwritten cards, hygiene packs, candy, puzzles, jerky, and more!
After a quick breakfast, the group headed over to Bowlero in Lakeville to volunteer at the Special Olympics State Bowling Tournament. This is MASH's second year participating in a JP4 Foundation service day.
"For boys ages 11-18 to give up a Saturday to do volunteer work is the definition of what we are working to accomplish. We had not only the other volunteers from the Special Olympics thank us, but also the families of the bowlers. Thank you to the JP4 Foundation for this opportunity."  - Steve McGuiggan, MN MASH Owner.
If your baseball organization is interested in a service day of their own, please contact Jeff Huth at [email protected]

JP4 Foundation Partners with MASH Baseball for Service Day
JP4 Foundation Partners with MASH Baseball for Service Day

Give to the Max Day Recap!
Thank you to the 35 donators who generously shared a total of $1,707.64!!!! Although we didn't hit any of the crazy incentives our founder Adam Barta put forth, we continue to gain support and increase our community impact year after year. As we reflect on this year's successes, we look forward to a promising 2020.
Thank you to our following donors:
Allshouse Family Linarte Family Seurer Family
Baker Family Longo Family Smith Family
Barnes Family Lufkin Family Strafelda Family
Cornelius Family Olson Family Strouth Family
Frisch Family Pachl Family Syxton Family
Guerin Family Reuvers Family Zoe Family
Klebba Family Schwantz Family
And the rest of our anonymous donors!

What to Expect in 2020

The JP4 Foundation anticipates continued growth in the areas of community impact, name recognition, and sponsorships. 
Next year we are looking to expand our summer-camp offerings to the South Minneapolis community. We anticipate providing an additional 45 campers with nutritional meals, healthy activity, positive peer and adult relationships, and a chance to learn about the game of baseball. In addition, we are looking to expand our reach of service learning to the Minnesota High School League, additional club teams, and associations.
We have some exciting news to share regarding sponsorships in 2020 as current sponsors continue to support the mission and new corporate sponsors come on board. More details to come! 

This newsletter will serve as our last check-in for 2019. Look for our next newsletter to hit your inbox around the first week in January.

Looking to Help?

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Speaking Engagements
Need a speaker at your next Rotary meeting or Chamber event? The JP4 Foundation frequently visits these gatherings to share the work and vision of the foundation with the community.

Reach Out
It is our goal to impact as many families as possible. If you or someone you know may be in need of support from the JP4 Foundation, please connect them with executive director, Jeff Huth at  [email protected]

Upcoming Dates

December 1st - Assistance Request
The board of directors will meet quarterly to review all applications. All applicants will be contacted by a board member within two weeks of the application deadline. All requests must be for future needs. Apply for assistance here.

December 14th - Camps for Kids Holiday Party
Grab your holiday ugly sweater and head out for a night of laughter, fun, and fundraising. Our 2nd Annual Camps for Kids Holiday Party will be held at Jimmy's Event Center. Details can be found by visiting: 
proud sponsor of the JP4 Foundation!