05/26/2015 8:29 AM -
The Top Prospect Baseball Club, located in St. John, recently held a food drive to help strike out hunger in Northwest Indiana. The team helped gather food at a local grocery store with the proceeds they gathered from a fundraiser and delivered nonperishable food items to a local food shelter.
The Top Prospect Baseball Club is a nonprofit team that was formed in August 2014.
“Being a nonprofit allows us to do fundraisers that help offset player expenses throughout the season,” coach Doug Snyder said. “We feel that any player should be able to play for our organization regardless of their family financial situation.”
On the field, last year the team won the 9U state championship, in addition to winning the 9U Ohio Valley championship. They have transitioned well into the new season, as the team is currently sports a 12-1 record.
In a time when sports are becoming more expensive and less accessible to younger generations, nonprofit teams like the Top Prospect Baseball Club are working to reverse that trend. The team is focused on making baseball more affordable and available to children in Northwest Indiana. The team is also committed to teaching their players to have high moral standards and strong ethics.
The Top Prospect Baseball Club is planning on conducting a giving tree event this coming winter in St. John, to distribute gifts to families in need.
The Oilmen wish the team the best of luck on the field and in their upcoming philanthropic endeavors.