Keeper of The Game has several annual events to raise funds and awareness:
Keeper of The Game is reaching out to programs that provide opportunities to kids with special needs or disabilities to play baseball and softball. With the Game Ball Program we are providing game balls to Miracle League DFW (Texas), Miracle League Frisco (Texas), The Allen Angel League (Texas), East Texas Challenger League, Bambino Buddy Ball League (Surprise, Ariz.) and Miracle League at Town and Country (Austin, Texas).
Strike Out Hunger Food Drive to benefit Frisco Family Services Food Pantry
Our October/November food drive to benefit the Frisco Family Services Food Pantry. Thank you to Jason Jennings and Pastime Training Center for hosting the drive. Thank you to the PTC Aces and their families for their generous donations and a big thank you to the Frisco ISD baseball teams for their donations and their help loading all donations for Frisco Family Services. Look for the Strike Out Hunger Drive again in 2017.
Teddy Bears and Blankets Drive to benefit the Child Advocacy Center of Smith County
The Teddy Bears and Blankets Drive is held in conjunction with Coach Vilade’s hitting camps at D-BAT Tyler. In December James spoke at Tyler Junior College on a Friday night and hosted the camp on Saturday. Thank you to East Texas high school and college coaches along with the camp participants who donated blankets and stuffed animals. Thank you to the participants and the UT-Tyler Softball program for donations in January. Between the December and January events over 350 bears and blankets were collected for the Child Advocacy Center of Smith County.
The D-BAT Showdown equipment drive to benefit Miracle League Frisco and Miracle League DFW
January: D-BAT Frisco vs D-BAT Fort Worth to see who can collect the most new and gently used gloves and baseball equipment for the Miracle League DFW and Frisco Miracle League. Donate your gear at either D-BAT.
Middle School Match Up – Keeper of The Game Sportsmanship Award Ceremony
The Keeper of The Game Middle School Match Up Sportsmanship Awards will be presented at a 2017 Frisco RoughRiders game. Coaches of Middle School Match Up teams nominated players and we chose one winner for 6th, 7th and 8th grade.
Special Education – “Out to The Ballgame” Days
Keeper of The Game hosts special education outings from three different area high schools at three weekday games in April and May at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas. Our foundation, along with help from Diamond Dreams and the Frisco RoughRiders, do our best to make it a special day for these wonderful kids.
Keeper of The Game has donated wheelchairs to The Miracle League of Frisco, as well as strollers to young athletes in need.