The JP4 Foundation was established in the summer of 2016 after the death of John “Johnny” Price IV, a beloved brother, son and teammate. Johnny was a Lakeville South High School standout student and athlete who passed away following an automobile accident in December 2015.
While Johnny’s contributions were clearly valued on the field, what truly made him an MVP was his impact away from the field. Johnny was a friend to everyone. He mentored younger players on and off the field, leading by example.
After his passing, one of his coaches, Adam Barta, established the Foundation to honor this amazing young man and carry on his legacy. Since it was founded, it has evolved from being solely focused on baseball programs to now helping underserved youth to build lifelong healthy habits that will positively impact their lives with a holistic approach to their wellbeing.
Now, the Foundation serves more than 300 youth through our programs and each year, scholarships are awarded to Minnesota high school senior baseball players who exemplify the qualities of Johnny.