At the JP4 Foundation, we believe kids who have their basic needs met have a higher chance of success in school and navigating their teenage years with positive outcomes, which in turn leads to happy and productive lives as adults. We believe access to nutritional food, a sense of safety and security, and positive relationships with peers and adults are fundamental tenets of these basic needs.
The JP4 Foundation seeks to fulfill these needs by providing opportunities for kids to try new things, experience failure (yes, failure), and feel a sense of accomplishment for a job well done or a sense of pride in developing a new skill. And we do this with the simple game of baseball.
Thanks to you, our many supporters who share our commitment to better the lives of our youth, the JP4 Foundation plans to offer multiple community events and summer programs that will help meet these basic needs. Our community of individual and corporate supporters continues to grow and we are truly humbled by your support.
As a result of your ongoing generosity and engagement, the JP4 Foundation is preparing to host its
2nd annual Unified Wiffle Ball Tournament
in partnership with the
Special Olympics of Minnesota
. The event is focused on providing a platform for kids from two different peer groups to develop a positive relationship through the game they love.
This summer, we will launch our third year of
summer-long baseball camps for kids in at-risk communities. These camps bring nutritional meals, a positive, safe, and healthy environment for kids to build positive relationships with peers and adults.
Our summer will wrap up with our 3rd annual
Take Me Out to the Ball Game event dedicated to families facing extraordinary circumstances.
Thank you for a wonderful 2019, and here's to an even better 2020!