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Pro-Player Hurricane Community P.I.T.C.H. Program
“Players Investing Towards Community Help”

9U P.I.T.C.H. Project 2014: CHRISTMAS CLEARING HOUSE, December 18th

The 9U Pro Player Hurricanes teamed up with hundreds of volunteers and the Rotary Club of Woodstock to package Christmas gifts for families in need on Wednesday night December 18th, 2013.  By the end of the night nearly 1200 bags of toys had been packaged and tagged for delivery.  We were a small part in this huge effort to make this Christmas special for so many.  We would like to thank the Rotary Club of Woodstock for their service and providing us this opportuntiy to make a difference.  Merry Christmas!


Click on the picture for the Woodstock Christmas Clearinghouse Flyer

10U P.I.T.C.H. Project 2014: FISH of MCHENRY FOOD DRIVE

Pictured Back Row Left: JR Nelson, Aidan Shafer, Mason Raffauf, Kaden Neuman, Gavin Wegner Front Row Left: Max Bogenski, Jack Hayden, Chase Witt (not pictured) Aidan Herrick


The 10U Pro Canes had a very successful food drive November 3, 2013 at the McHenry Jewell Osco.  The boys gave a great team effort and were able to collect a whole 24 foot trailer full of food and $233 for Thanksgiving dinners. Fish currently assists over 600 families per month and will distribute 645 holiday boxes for Thanksgiving.

11U P.I.T.C.H. Project 2014: Woodstock Clearning House

The 11U Pro Player Canes helped fill presents bags for the Woodstock Christmas Clearing House.  The Woodstock Christmas Clearing House is a (501)(c)(3) non-profit organization that was started in 1970 by the Woodstock Girl Scouts, taken over in 1972 by the The Rotary club of Woodstock. They provide food, gloves,presents and mittens to families in need.  Last year they served over 1,100 families and 240 seniors.


The Pro Player Canes organization takes pride in volunteering time in the communities around the McHenry County area.  This is a good way to have our players exposed to the people that are part of this community as well as strengthen the individuals and communites that we are all part of.  The 12U Pro Player Canes will work with the First United Methodist Church in Crystal Lake on March 2, 2014 to provide a hot meal for those less fortunate.  The church serves about 40 meals every Sunday.  The team will assist in preparation of the meal, serving the meal and cleanup efforts needed.  This effort goes a long way for the players, as well as the recipients and the team in which the Organization is proud to be a part of the PITCH program.

13U P.I.T.C.H. Project 2014

Coach Patterson’s 13u team has raised money and food over the years to help local shelters and those less fortunate.   At ages 10 and 11 they collected over 2000 Lbs of food to help the Crystal Lake Pantry.  At age 12 they prepared and served food at the First United Methodist Church in Crystal Lake.  This year the 13u Canes assisted the Willow Creek Care Center for 2 days.  The Willow Creek Care Center assists people in need for all types of things.   From groceries and shelter to education, employment services, and legal consultation, the Care Center serves people in need.  The 13u Canes assisted by helping the Care Center distribute food and clothing to those in need of immediate relief from hard times.  We helped stock, pack and load clothes and groceries from the Care Center.  Hundreds of people were helped over those couple days and the kids enjoyed helping and hearing the appreciative remarks from those they helped  While they enjoyed their time helping others and hearing those kind remarks, it reminds us of how lucky we are to play baseball and will continue to volunteer in the coming years.  .

14U P.I.T.C.H. Project 2014 - ROBERTO'S KIDS

The 14U PITCH Project to gather gently used baseball equipment for Roberto’s Kids is underway.  There is a box (or two) next to the entrance door of the Hurricane Academy to collect any donations but please no junk equipment.  Kindly pass this information along and spread the word amongst your teams.