It’s one of the best, if not the best, in the country because it puts a focus on local play opportunities for children. Making community rinks and sports accessible to as many kids as possible creates a unique environment.
The Pioneers, like so many other teams, have vowed to never give up against their fiercest opponent – cancer.
Rates for participation are $250 for the Mite level, $425 for the Squirt level and $500 for the Pee Wee and Bantam level and haven’t increased in nearly a decade – a feat that is almost unheard of in many youth associations.
“By the time teams are leaving, they’re trying to register for next year’s event to make sure they’re able to come back,” Rabideaux said. “The demand to participate is absolutely incredible.”
While topping cancer is undoubtedly his greatest accomplishment, McCaffery knows that as far as competing in sports goes, nothing beats an Olympic gold medal.
This camp is provided through the Blizzard Foundation, which aims to provide baseball participation opportunities to those in need and honors compassionate club standout Johnny Price, who died in a car accident in 2015.
Another key summit emphasis was on the captain’s role in unifying a team.
Hanna Sveen of Eyota, Minnesota was selected as the Fair Play Athlete of the Month for the Upper Midwest area that includes Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and North and South Dakota.
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