"Building a generation of character for today and tomorrow." 
Newsletter - February 2019
Breaking Down Barriers Through Sports - Blizzard Foundation Partners with Special Olympics

The Blizzard Foundation has partnered with the Special Olympics of Minnesota to offer the first ever Unified Wiffle Ball Tournament Sunday, March 31st 9:30AM. The event will be held at Life Time Sport I Winter Park in Eden Prairie.

Ten teams from across the Twin Cities metro area will compete for the Wiffle Ball Championship. Teams will be made up of two athletes from the Special Olympics and two basebll players from a local high school. Access to the game is free of charge and open to the public. All Blizzard Foundation supporters are welcome and encouraged to stop by and cheer for their favorite team.

Support is also needed to pay for this event. Can you help by donating $1.33 for a wiffle ball, $5 for a bat, or maybe $6.33 for a wiffle ball and bat to help provide access to baseball for kids who normally don't have access to the game?

We are looking forward to using baseball as a means to break down barriers and build community on Sunday, March 31st. Visit our Wiffle Ball Donation Page to make this event come true!

24-Hour Ice Fishing  Extravaganza

Blizzard Foundation Intern, Cory Glieden, is embarking on what could possibly be the most exciting 24 hours in Blizzard Foundation history! Glieden will be hosting his very own one man ice fishing tournament on Lake Waconia - March 9th starting at 7AM.

All proceeds for this event will be used toward community service programming for the Blizzard Foundation during 2019. 

Cory is looking for your pledge for every fish he can reel up during the 24 hours - his goal is to catch 100 fish during that time! The world will be able to count each fish he reels up as he will be streaming his extravaganza live via Twitter.

Whether you want to pledge $0.05 per fish or $25.00 per fish - every bite  counts!

Twin Cities Orthopedics and Killebrew Root Beer Team Up to Offer a $10,000 Strike!

Al Newman_ St. Cloud Times
Join us Sunday, April 28th for Al Newman's Bowling for Baseball Tournament at  Shakopee Bowl . All funds raised will help families around Minnesota access the game of baseball. Line  up a team for a lane or sign up as a single or couple and we'll assign you to a team.

Thanks to our awesome event sponsors,  Killebrew Root Beer and  Twin Cities Orthopedics, Al Newman will have a shot to secure a $10,000 donation with a "strike on demand". 

Will Newman be able to drop 10 pins for $10,000 with a single ball? Join us and find out. Sign up now for a day of fun and fundraising!

Visit the   theblizzardfoundation.org/bowling to register today!

Going Once, Going Twice, and They're Vintage!

The Blizzard Foundation has partnered with  UNRL Clothing  to bring all of our supporters a way to s upport and represent the work and vision of the Blizzard Foundation. Act fast! Quantities are limited. 

Put your order in today through the Blizzard Foundation Online Store!

Blizzard Foundation Tee

- Soft lightweight material
- 60% Cotton / 40% Polyester
- 2-Way stretch
- Minimal shrinkage
- Washes well with little to no wrinkling

- True to size for athletic body types
- Slightly fitted compared to generic brands 

This shirt is slightly fitted compared to a generic t-shirt, but we wouldn't quite call it a slim fit. If you typically wear a large in other athletic brands, purchase our large. If you prefer a looser fit purchase one size up.

Blizzard Foundation Crossover-Hoodie

- Midweight performance fabric with 4-way stretch 
- Soft brushed fleece interior
- Mesh liner inside hood for breathability
- Adjustable drawstring hood to combat the elements
- Elastic trim around wrist cuffs make for a snug fit 

- Slightly tapered for a sleek fit

Johnny Price IV Scholarship - Recognizing Outstanding Baseball Players Off the Field

Applications for the Johnny Price IV Memorial College Scholarship are now being accepted. This scholarship is unique to other scholarships for the fact that no GPA, ACT, or other statistics on or off the baseball field are taken into consideration.
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 towards other will always live on.

Johnny Price IV
Past Reciepents 

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
2016 Willem Aldirch
Duluth East High School

To learn more and apply for the Johnny Price IV Memorial College Scholarship, visit  http://www.theblizzardfoundation.org/johnny-price-iv-memorial-college-scholarship/
Tournament Sponsorship Opening - 4th Annual Johnny Price IV Memorial Golf Tournament

The Johnny Price IV Memorial Golf Tournament is the flagship event of the Blizzard Foundation held at Legends Golf Club . The event has grown significantly over the years and looks to keep on growing. We are positioned to double in size in 2019 with capacity for almost 300 golfers! To facilitate the large number of golfers, we'll be offering two separate rounds, morning and afternoon.
We are looking for a tournament sponsor to support the mission and vision of the Blizzard Foundation and  make this event one for the books! If you are interested, or if you know of someone who might be, please contact Blizzard Foundation executive director, Jeff Huth at (763) 242-2125
Date and details to be announced - watch for additional detail soon.


Tentative Schedule
7:00am - 8:00am Registration and Breakfast
8:00am - 1:00pm Morning Shotgun Round (144 golfers)
1:00pm - 2:00pm Common Lunch
2:00pm - 7:00pm Afternoon Shotgun Round (144 golfers)
7:00pm - 9:00pm Social Hour and Hors d'oeuvres
We are anticipating this event to sell out and be one of the larger golf tournaments in the State of Minnesota. Tournament sponsorship includes, but is not limited to: 
  • Company name incorporated into tournament title - "powered by"
  • Five company foursomes
  • Two company hole sponsorships
  • Welcome banner with company logo
  • Lunch recognition, 
  • Full-page ad in program booklet
  • Link and logo on Blizzard Foundation website
  • Media release of tournament sponsorship
Third Annual Johnny Price IV Memorial Golf Tournament
Third Annual Johnny Price IV Memorial Golf Tournament
High School Service Project Opportunities

Participating in volunteer work within the community often translates to future personal benefits like job skills, work experience, and developing a strong work ethic. In addition, service and o utreach to others builds empathy, self-confidence, and creates a general sense of well-being.

The Blizzard Foundation partners with organizations to provide baseball players with opportunities to give back to their local community. The Blizzard Foundation focuses on setting up community service events for high schools, associations, and club baseball teams across the state of Minnesota. 

If you are interested in having your high school baseball team serve, the Blizzard Foundation would love to set something up. All you need to do is fill out the following request and a representative from the Blizzard Foundation will take care of the rest.

Looking to Help?

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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
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 Blizzard Foundation, please connect them with director, Jeff Huth at 
[email protected]

Upcoming Dates

March 1st
This marks the deadline for families to apply for spring 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 

March 9th
Blizzard Foundation Intern, Cory Glieden, 24-Hour Ice Fishing Extravaganza

March 31st
Blizzard Foundation partners with Special Olympics Minnesota for the first ever Unified Wiffle Ball Tournament

April 28th
Al Newman's Bowling for Baseball Tournament. All proceeds of this tournament go towards helping families access the game of baseball across Minnesota.

August 12th
The Fourth Annual Johnny Price IV Memorial Golf Tournament will take place Monday, August 12th at Legends Golf Club.