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Remember When?

Remember when you received your first award or recognition.   Perhaps you won a spelling bee, were named most likely to succeed, or got an athletic trophy.  Think about the feeling….the overwhelming sense of pride and how your family and friends shared your success.

Now think about the children and adults we support through the efforts of the Mark Fidrych Foundation.  Many of our student athletes are participating in sports for the first time and finally have the opportunity to experience this very sense of pride.

Here are excerpts of a letter we recently received from Challenger Coaches:

I’d like to thank you for allowing the foundation to continue to fund the Challenger League.  It is truly amazing what it brings to the lives of these young kids and their parents.

We just wrapped up the 2015 Soccer season and the kids were thrilled with their trophies.  It was really mind-blowing when some of the new players announced during our trophy ceremony they have never received a trophy before in their life.  They were holding them up over their heads like it was the World Series trophy for their parents and others to cheer and enjoy that moment.  Over the course of time in our program, those children will have a shelf full of trophies they and their families can enjoy and brag about… just like everyone else.

This really explains how deep Mark’s foundation reaches.

I begin this year with a renewed sense of mission for the athletes, their families and the community.  It’s about the smiles on their faces and how the Foundation helps in this effort.

The Foundation relies on community support through sponsorships, gifts in kind and donations.  Your support truly makes a difference!



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