Lucca Limeira(Age 9) has been selected to compete on the USA-LABC 10U Baseball team. 5000+ players try out for the 9-18U USA-LABC teams annually at 22 national tryout events held all across the United States. This nationally selected team will be competing at the 2014 Latin American Baseball Classic held in the Dominican Republic August 6th -12th.
The Latin American Baseball Classic is Latin America's biggest youth baseball tournament. Confirmed Teams are: Dominican Republic, British Virgin Islands, St. Croix, USA, Canada and Venezuela with multiple teams. Columbia, Puerto Rico, Brazil and Aruba have been invited and the LABC is awaiting confirmation.
During the season, Lucca plays competitive baseball for the NJ Chargers Baseball 10U Organization. The NJ Chargers compete in highly competitive weekend club tournaments throughout the year. Tournaments include Diamond Nation, Ripken Aberdeen and Sports At the Beach in Delaware. Lucca's off season training includes 3-4 nights of baseball workouts and 2 nights of Core strength and agility classes. On his off days Lucca enjoys his Ipod and wrestles for the town league.
Giving is a big part of the humanitarian and cultural aspect of the Latin American Baseball Classic experience. In conjunction with their corporate partners, players will take down bats, baseballs, equipment, donated clothing, school supplies and trinkets to give to the Latin players whom desperately need such items. This allows for the athletes to experience, firsthand, what it is like to have little in the aspects of things most of us take for granted in USA.
This truly is a "once in a lifetime" experience and there is hope that with your help, Lucca will be able to represent the United States and assist the team in bringing home victory to the USA!
We are hoping to obtain gift donations from Friends, Family within our community. All gift donations raised will go to cover Luccas fees for travel, equipment, donation baggage fees and lodging.
$1500 - Aprox Hotel and Baggage Fees
$500 - Aprox Airfare
Thank you in advance for your help and generosity!