NJ Player Selected to Team USA LABC

$750 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 13 people in 38 months
Joseph A DiGrado Jr, aka "Joe D" (Age 10) 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.

Joe D has worked extremely hard over the past 2 years competing in a 60-80 game season and training tirelessly both during the season and in the off season. During the season, he plays competitive baseball for the NJ Chargers Baseball Organization and with his local Little League in Kenilworth. The Chargers compete in highly competitive weekend club tournaments throughout the year. The 2014 Tournament schedule will include Diamond Nation, Ripken Aberdeen, Sports At the Beach in Delaware and Wide World Of Sports in Disney. Joe D's off season training includes 3-4 nights of baseball workouts and 2 nights of Core strength and agility classes. On his off days Joe D enjoys playing minecraft, singing karaoke and plays basketball 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, Joe D 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 and Family. All gift donations will go towards covering Airfare, Equipment, donation baggage fees and Hotel Stay.

Thank you in advance for your help and generosity!
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Update 3
Posted by Team Joe D
33 months ago
The tournament is only 4 weeks away!!!

Go Team USA-LABC!!!!

Thanks to All our Supporters.
Joe D on the Mound - July 2014
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Update 2
Posted by Team Joe D
35 months ago
Spring Tournament Season Underway!!

Thank you all for your continued Support!!
Spring Tournament Season Underway !!!!
South Wall Tournament Finals!!
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Update 1
Posted by Team Joe D
37 months ago
Off Season Training - DBAT Mountainside
Off Season Hitting
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$750 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 13 people in 38 months
Created January 27, 2014
Brooke Loneker
34 months ago

Congratulations :)

David Krill
35 months ago

Good Luck! Make Kenilworth Proud!

Linda Rodrigues
35 months ago

Congrats Joseph, you are going to do awesome!!!

Angela Sandull
36 months ago


Jim & Baaria Price
36 months ago(Offline Donation)
liz balok
37 months ago
Maria & Rick Carlucci
37 months ago

Good Luck Joe D!

Renee rivaldo rafter
37 months ago

Even tho it means ur not going to Myrtle! Good luck

Lisa Correa
37 months ago

Proud of you Joseph!! Love you, Auntie Lisa

Colorblind Productions
38 months ago(Offline Donation)
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