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2017-2018 Blizzard Program Community Service and Learning Lineup!

The JP4 Foundation has scheduled community service and learning opportunities for every Blizzard team to participate in over the upcoming months. As you know, the Blizzard program depends on The JP4 Foundation to provide our players with opportunities to engage with and support our community. We believe giving of oneself builds character, integrity, and empathy for others.Since its inception, T...

With Summer Coming to a Close… Here are Five Things You Need to Know!

1. Twin Cities Orthopedics Becomes JP4 Foundation’s Biggest Fan! This last winter Twin Cities Orthopedics was interested in learning more about the mission and vision of The JP4 Foundation. With similar visions for our community, Twin Cities Orthopedics is The JP4 Foundation’s largest sponsor. In return of sponsorship, The JP4 Foundation committed to reducing fees for families playing base...

Invitation – Johnny Price IV Memorial Dinner and Program

Dear Families,

I am inviting you out to the Johnny Price IV Memorial Dinner and Program The JP4 Foundation will be hosting at Brackett’s Crossing County Club in Lakeville Monday, August 21st. There will be a social hour at 5:00PM with dinner starting around 6:00PM with a silent auction and raffles throughout!

Fishing Trip, Golf, Dinner for Six, and other April 9th Silent Auction Items!

During the end of year celebration, The JP4 Foundation will be hosting a silent auction! All proceeds will go towards helping fund the Johnny Price College Memorial Scholarship and helping families in need. The JP4 Foundation is a registered 501(c)3. All tax deductions guidelines can be found here!Silent Auction Items: Elite Pitcher’s Boot Camp at Texas Baseball Ranch in Montgomery Texas ...

Police Activities League and The JP4 Foundation Join Forces!

The JP4 Foundation is proud to announce a new partnership with Minneapolis Police Activities League (PAL). PAL is a non-profit organization and its philosophy is when given a choice, kids will choose to participate in positive character building activities instead of committing crimes. PAL is a diverse organization with 90% of their youth being children of color including: African American, His...

Blizzard Seniors Share Their Final Reflections

This weekend marks the beginning of the end for the Blizzard Seniors. After years of making memories and friendships on and off the field, their time as Minnesota Blizzard players is coming to an end. Before the Blizzard seniors go off to new adventures, we wanted to catch up with them and compile their thoughts, memories, and advice as they reflect over their Blizzard careers. As Barta always ...

“Coach, I got a feeling in my stomach…”

“Coach, I got a feeling in my stomach… right here coach… I just feel so good right now!” Those are the words from eleven-year-old, Ty, as he seemed to float off the Miracle League field this past Saturday.“I was shocked that any 11 year old would think like that,” coach Jake Kurth went on, “but after talking with my guys, they all felt that way. It is amazing being part of an organization that ...

The JP4 Foundation Continues to be a Presence in the Community!

“I have the time to give back, and with all the support and stuff that has happened with our family, why wouldn’t I give back.” Those are the words from Austin Strantz as he kept score, engaged with the players, and managed the penalty box this past weekend for We Love to Play’s weekly gathering. Strantz’s name was at the top of The JP4 Foundation’s volunteer list this past weekend. In De...

The JP4 Foundation Connects the Minnesota Blizzard with the Miracle League

Jordan and Pippin, Batman and Robin, PB and J. Some things just work well together! Another comparable pairing is a partnership the Minnesota Blizzard and The Miracle League have formed.The Miracle League provides children with special needs the opportunity to play baseball as a team member in an organized league.For the second time this year, The JP4 Foundation connected the Miracle League wit...