Each year, thousands of youth baseball players, from all over the country, descend on the Omaha Champions Village to pursue glory... but even more, to have a fun and exciting time with close friends. It's a week of baseball, centered around the College World Series, that they will remember forever. We are helping to send our club baseball team from Los Angeles, California... the Los Angeles Kamikaze... across the country to participate in the tournament.
Well, first and foremost, ALL money raised will be used for the kids. It will put a dent in the very expensive trip. Parents and siblings of the players will have to provide their own accommodations for the tournament and most families will still be spending thousands of dollars to accompany their children for the week. The funds raised in this drive will be used only for players and main coaches.
The enrollment fee for each player and coach at the tournament runs $700 dollars. This includes the team's lodgings, insurance, grounds fees, activities for the players, as well as a ticket to the College World series. You can see ALL the perks and information by clicking HERE, on the 2015 FAQ for the tournament.
With 12 players on our team, plus three coaches, that's $10,500.00 just for registration fees and lodging. Add the plane fare and travel expenses for the kids and coaches and the total cost doubles.
If you've found this page, you most likely have a connection to one of our young athletes. A huge portion of any donation you give will go DIRECTLY to offset the costs of sending THAT player to the tournament. Any extra he raises will be spread around to help his friends be there with him. Any extra money raised above our goal will be used first to help cover the costs of the incentives (baseballs to sign and ship for the different giving levels, etc.), and then will go directly to purchase baseball equipment and practice fees that will directly impact the kids.
Is your nephew on the Kamikaze? Perhaps your brother? Your grandson? Or perhaps your long-lost half-cousin once-removed? Click to join that player's "team". If you are making a donation under that player's name, all the money you donate will go towards that player's fundraising goal. When he reaches his goal, his trip is paid for!
Making any donation will help your player go to Omaha! But joining their "team" and helping others to find his page will go even further! Truthfully, the bulk of the money we raise for this drive will happen through friends and family who post links on their Facebook and Twitter pages, or more significantly, from the people who send email links to their friends and family. That is HUGE!
Also, if you have an idea for "gift" or "reward" for donors, please contact me (link above) about updating the page to include your generous offer in the giving campaign. Do you own a restaurant that could offer a gift card or two as incentive? Do you have a professional skill to offer to one of our valued donors (a free golf lesson in exchange for a donation, for instance)? We'd love to include your offer. These donations will be credited 50/50 for the player's team who OFFERS the donation and the player's team who purchases the donation.
You can reach the homepage for the Omaha Champions Village Tournament by clicking HERE.
We welcome any and all donations, even if you are not supporting one particular player. These donations will be spread out evenly amongst ALL the players. If you don't want to choose a team, all you need to do is hit the donate button at the top and ALL the players will be rewarded. THANK YOU for your generosity.
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