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FCA Impact Baseball 13U Team Dominican Republic Service Trip

Organized by: Scott Larsen

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ALMOST THERE!!
April 29, 2017

We are SO CLOSE! While the FCA Impact Dominican Republic trip Crowdrise site currently shows that we are 83% to our goal, we are actually 90% See More

EVENT DATE Jul 11, 2017

THE STORY:

We are raising money for a service trip to the Dominican Republic (DR) for our 13-year-old Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Impact baseball team (a 501c3 organization). It will be a father/son trip that we run in partnership with GO Ministries stationed down in the DR. The trip is designed, as our team name bears, to make an IMPACT. This will be done on in four specific ways:

1) Our team will have the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and work within the poverty-stricken community of Santiago, DR working on service projects, such as building construction

2) The father/son structure offers an experience that is shared uniquely between each player and their dad and will hopefully facilitate a stronger foundation and dynamic to their relationship

3) Teaches the boys to work together as a team not just on the baseball field but off it as well, and to put others' needs ahead of their own

4) Share the love of God with the people of the DR, and to develop relationships with them through work and through baseball

Not only will we be involved in working in the community we will also have the opportunity to play baseball against local DR teams. And kids in the DR can play baseball! Many people may find it surprising to hear that according to MLB, there are currently more than 125 players on active Major League rosters who are from the DR! No doubt, it will be an experience that these boys from the western suburbs of Chicago (many of whom have never left the US) will never forget.

We are the first team from our program to make this trip. Our goal is to make this an annual trip for the 13U team each year. Many youth baseball programs plan and fundraise for big trips to large tournaments like Cooperstown and others when the boys are 12 years old. FCA Impact, as an organization, does not. We would prefer to make this trip, which we believe will make more of a lasting impact not just on the lives of those in the DR but also on our sons.

The money being raised will cover staying in a low-cost dorm on the GO Ministries grounds, food, travel expenses, and other related expenses. We are calculating that each father/son team needs to raise about $4,000. All donations are tax-deductible as FCA Impact Baseball is a 501(c)(3) organization. (**If you intend to donate $500 or more please contact us directly at salarsen18@gmail.com)

We will be creating means through which to ackowledge any corporations that financially partner with us to facilitate the trip. We will be creating a banner to be hung on the fence behind our dugout for all 35 (or so) games we play throughout the spring. There will be a page on the FCA Impact Baseball website (www.fcaimpactbaseball.org) where we advertise our corporate partners, as well as T-Shirts designed for the trip that include all sponsors' logos on the back.

Regardless of whether you sponsor us corporately or individually, we will be posting updates from our trip for you to keep everyone in the loop with our experiences and to allow everyone to participate in our trip.

Thank you for your partnership and for helping to make this life-changing trip a reality!!

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To This Fundraiser

$43,671

 

99% Raised of $44,000 Goal

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  • Lynda Anania

    $30

  • The Deardens

    $100

  • The Parcherts

    $100

  • Tim Dearden

    $100

  • The Cisars

    $100

  • Aunt Stephie

    $100

  • grandma and grandpa Cleary for Matthew Alman

    $100

  • Gianorio's Pizza

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

     

  • Barone's Pizza

    $208

  • Sean & Grace

    $100

  • WIsconsin Gilroys

    $100

  • Eris & Robert Floyd

    $75

  • Paul Kearns

    $100

  • Lorraine Kearns

    $100

  • JD & MP Paquette

    $100

  • Erin & Benjamin McBurney

    $200

  • Steven McBurney

    $600

  • Kevin and Amanda Lannert

    $200

  • Jeff Keele

    $50

  • Jim Baranowski Family

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Dr. David J. Allen - Wheaton Orthodontic Center

     

  • Kristina Campbell

    $25

  • Praying for a Blessed Trip Justin! Love,The Gosa Family

    $100

  • Rataj Family

    $100

  • Marla & John Kubik

    $100

  • Pete & Cherilyn Larsen

    $50

  • Hoffman Family

    $50

  • Kuehn Family

    $50

  • The Kowalski Family

    $100

  • Uncle Christian

    $30

  • Invest With Purpose LLC

    $1,500

  • Value of Mileage-Purchased Tickets

    $544

  • Anonymous

    $1,500

  • Lannert Real Estate

    $100

  • Daniel & Sharon Sawicki

    $35

  • Anne Auger

    $30

  • Daniel & Melody Baranowski

    $50

  • Daniel & Judith Boyer

    $100

  • David & Mary Baranowski

    $50

  • Masterspec Home Inspection Service (Scott & Lisa Dalbey)

    $250

  • John & Carol Kovalcik

    $100

  • Tom Scott

    $40

  • Rich Schweinberg

    $5

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Wojo's

    $25

  • The Baranowski's

     

  • Always Great Smiles

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $350

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Amanda, Dan, & Henry Clarahan

    $25

  • Jane & Merrill Moore

    $200

  • Nancy Lech

    $100

  • Karen & Bruce Gear

    $100

  • Michael & Kerry Dearden

    $100

  • John & Amy Driscoll

    $25

  • Stuart & Jane Campbell

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $750

  • Chick-fil-A (Wheaton)

    $100

  • Value of Mileage-Purchased Tickets (Rounding adjustment)

    $51

  • Armbrust Plumbing

    $200

  • Schlegel Family

    $25

  • Nelsons

    $25

  • The Deveras

    $100

  • Tyndale House Foundation

    $10,000

  • Dan & Lisa Burden

    $50

  • Jeff & Kelly Laschinski

    $50

  • Ross

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Mark & Tammy Broughton

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Brantner

    $25

  • Hieu Tran (Country Financial)

    $100

  • Chick fil-A Dine In (Wheel)

    $65

  • Bryan & Allison Ittersagen

    $200

  • The Blickhan Family

     

  • Wiegman Family

     

  • Ells Family

    $25

  • Josh Gerry

    $100

  • Christian Magoon

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Tricia and John Webber

     

  • Chris Shepherd

    $50

  • Steve and Shannon Whitmer

    $200

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • T. Sends

    $125

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Nate Williams

    $100

  • The Viscogliosi Family

    $100

  • L.O.

     

  • Paul Negris

    $100

  • John Laherty

    $105

  • Jersey Mike's Dine Out

    $45

  • Top Golf Fundraiser

    $4,340

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • T-Shirt Sales

    $852

  • Randy Weissenhofer Insurance

    $100

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Donor Comments

Randy Weissenhofer Insurance

Randy Weissenhofer Insurance

DONATION: $100

2 months ago

T-Shirt Sales

T-Shirt Sales

DONATION: $852

2 months ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $100

2 months ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $50

2 months ago

Jersey Mike's Dine Out

Jersey Mike's Dine Out

DONATION: $45

2 months ago

Top Golf Fundraiser

Top Golf Fundraiser

DONATION: $4,340

2 months ago

Paul Negris

Paul Negris

DONATION: $100

2 months ago

John Laherty

John Laherty

DONATION: $105

2 months ago

L.O.

L.O.

God bless and have fun! 2 months ago

The Viscogliosi Family

The Viscogliosi Family

DONATION: $100

God bless! 2 months ago

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