Keeper of The Game

“The mission of Keeper of The Game is to provide kids and young adults with special needs and disabilities unique baseball experiences that foster the growth of those individuals and their love of baseball. Keeper of The Game promotes programs that allow these athletes to play, watch and experience baseball at a very personal level. This is all done with a focus on advancing servant leadership.”


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FRISCO, Texas – Jose Trevino has been named the 2018 Keeper of The Game Award winner, the foundation announced Oct. 16. Trevino is a catcher in the Texas Rangers organization and made his Major League Baseball debut this season.
The Keeper of The Game Award recognizes individuals or families in and around baseball who do exceptional work serving the special needs community and embody the spirit of servant leadership. It is given in conjunction with the Mike Coolbaugh Diamond Dreams Foundation. Past winners include Chris and Jill Davis, Jamey Newberg and Tracy Metten.
Trevino made numerous appearances at Keeper of The Game events to support kids and young adults with special needs and disabilities. He also donated All-Star catching gear for young baseball players affected by Hurricane Marie and organized a successful toy drive during the holidays in his hometown of Corpus Christi, Texas. Trevino is a regular at Frisco RoughRiders Foundation and Miracle League outings.
“There are not many baseball players that lead the way Jose leads in the community,” Keeper of The Game Founder James Vilade said. “He is passionate about his hometown and every community he plays. Jose Trevino is a true example of a Keeper of The Game.”
Trevino will be presented his award during Keeper of The Game’s brunch fundraiser at Rock and Brews Restaurant in The Colony, Texas, on Sunday, Oct. 21. The event is scheduled for 9:30-11 a.m. Tickets are available at



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Keeper of The Game supporter and Colorado Rockies minor leaguer Taylor Snyder has designed “Make it Count” shirts and a drawstring bag with his sister, Amberley (watch her powerful story here). Taylor and Amberley are donating 100% of the proceeds of the sales to our foundation. Check out all their Athletes Brand gear by clicking here.

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Cleveland Indians veteran pitcher Josh Tomlin has proudly supported Keeper of The Game for the past four years. To see more pictures of current and former Major League Baseball players wearing Keeper gear, click here.

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Donating online is a simple way to help provide unique baseball experiences for kids and young adults with special needs and disabilities. If desired, you may choose specific programming for your funds to be used for. We are a 501(c)3 designated non-profit organization. To make a donation to Keeper of The Game, click here.




Keeper of The Game would like to sincerely thank Rock & Brews in The Colony (Texas) for hosting our foundation for its soft-opening charity night on March 11, 2016. The event completely sold out. A huge thank you also goes to all our supporters for helping make this one of our biggest fundraisers. To see a photo gallery of the event, click here.


Keeper of The Game was thrilled to partner with the College Sports Information Directors of America for their #CoSIDA16 community service event with The Miracle League of Frisco on June 14, 2016 in Frisco. To see a photo gallery, click here. To see a video, click here.

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is a proud supporter of The Miracle League of Frisco. Keeper of The Game hosts numerous clinics for the league and purchased three new wheelchairs for the athletes. To learn more, click here.

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is a proud supporter of The Miracle League of DFW. Each year Keeper of The Game assists The Miracle League of DFW by providing specialty baseballs and equipment to athletes. To learn more, click here.



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