Scott is raising money for Augsburg University.
Fundraiser to help develop the Augsburg Baseball Program
Augsburg University Baseball is raising funds to provide another new batting cage at Parade Stadium and an opportunity for a Spring Break training trip down in Tucson, Arizona. It has been a tradition for over 25 years for Augsburg Baseball to take the entire team on our training trip. The trip provides many benefits for the program as well as the players, both as athletes and individuals. Such benefits include: team bonding, the ability to play outside in warm climate, skill development, and positive outcomes for recruiting and retention.
In previous years, the student-athletes have been responsible for fundraising or financing the training trip on their own. Last year was our first time participating in Give to the Max, and we were able to raise around $18,000. This not only allowed us to take the entire team down to Arizona, but it also made it possible to purchase a brand new batting cage to put down at Parade Stadium.
We were greatful for the strong support last year. This year we would like to raise $20,000 to help relieve the financial burden so our student-athletes can experience the training trip with their teammates. If our goal is met, your generous donations will also provide the program the ability to purchase a new pitching machine that can help the team develop both on the offensive and defensive side of the game. Both of these items will be able to provide these young men with an extremely memorable experience and allow them to develop as ballplayers and as responsible adults. Check out what some of the guys had to say about their recent experiences:
"Every year I get excited for the spring trip just as much as the players. It's a great time for the guys to get to know each other. You really get to know someone after rooming with them for 7 days." - Troy Deden - Augsburg Baseball Assistant Coach
"It's great being able to have a pitching machine that we can use while we are doing receiving drills as catchers. - Joe Rydel - Junior Catcher
"Have a new pitching machine would let the hitter work on the little adjustments they need to work on in practice to help us prepare for games. - Jordan DeCroock - Senior Outfielder