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Westside Warriors 12u to Cooperstown Dreams

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DREAMS PARK LEGACY “An experience that lasts a lifetime”
Cooperstown Dreams Park recaptures baseball tradition in a most unique tournament in the country. - “A Summer Tradition.” Participants develop an appreciation for tradition, values of faith, country and baseball. The Cooperstown Dreams Park Legacy starts with the name Dreams Park, inspiring youth...the pride of the present, the hope of the future… to dream…dream to be whatever they want to be and use the fundamental principles of baseball …team, hardwork, sportsmanship and their time at Dreams Park as a reminder that they can accomplish anything they put their minds to. Cooperstown Dreams Park…”A story to be told…about feelings…a place in time…a time you never want to end…Don’t let it pass you by… Cooperstown Dreams Park, a place where traditional values live…a place where champions are born”.

This group of boys ( Westside Warriors of Oaklawn 12u), most of who have played together since 6 years old, are local kids in the southwest suburbs of Chicago ( in and around Oaklawn, IL) and are extremely excited to participate and showcase their skills in this event that is sure to create memories that will last a lifetime. They will also be able to go to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the players will be inducted into the Youth Baseball Hall of Fame.

Please help them realize this dream and know they would be extremely grateful for any amount that can be donated in our efforts to help the families cover the costs of this once-in-a-lifetime experience. As you read more about the team and the kids and try to get to know them, rest assured everyone's help will contribute to their lasting smiles and memories.
We have asked the boys to answer some questions about themselves and their teammates to help you get to know them! enjoy

Westside Warriors of Oaklawn (Schultz) - answers that receive the most votes

Favorite Baseball team: Cubs outnumber the Sox 5-4 with a vote for Dodgers and Mets/Yankees
Favorite Movie: Sandlot
Person who they look up to most: Dad
Favorite Tv show: Big City Greens
Favorite Video Game: MLB The Show
Favorite hobby: Fishing or Swimming
Favorite subject in School: Math ( yet we dont always know the score or how many outs there are ;) )
Dream Job: MLB Player

--------------------------The Kids --------------------------

Mason #21:
Nickname: Mace, Doubles
Position: P, SS, anywhere we need a play made
Plays the guitar and also Basketball
Favorite book: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Favorite Movie: Despicable Me
Favorite quote/motto/saying: give it 110% and exceed your own expectations
Favorite video game: Roblox
Voted by team: Most competitive (unanimous), Most Athletic
Some votes received for: Fastest, Smartest
Mason is the youngest on the team and one of the hardest workers, and it has shown.

Hamza #6
Nickname: H
Positions: 2nd, SS, RF, player/coach
Also plays Basketball and Football
Favorite Baseball Player: Ronald Acuna Jr
Favorite Movie : Jurassic World
Favorite singer/group: Imagine Dragons
Voted by team: 2nd most votes for most funniest and most talkative
Also received votes for: Most Competitieve and gets dirtiest
Coached by his dad, Hamza is a hard-working utility player who is also one of the longest-tenured kids on the team.

Brendan #1
Nickname: B
Positions: LF, C, CF
Also plays Football and Boxing
Favorite Food: steak
Favorite Player/Athlete: Mike Trout
Favorite Book: Dog Man
Voted by team: (gets ) Dirtiest
Also received votes for: 2nd most votes for Strongest, 3rd most votes for Most Athletic, Funniest
Brendan, while certainly one of the strongest kids, is also a very driven player who has dominated in the batter's box on top of being a lock down OF.

Guillermo #15
Nickname: G
Positions: 3rd, P, 1st
Also plays Football and Basketball
Favorite Athlete: Michael Jordan
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite Quote/Motto/Saying: "I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. Twentysix times I have been trusted to take the last shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." Michael Jordan
G has led the team in hitting last season and has increased his power in the box and on the mound.

Adam #28
Nickname: Hollywood
Positions: P, C, Outfield
Also plays Football, Basketball, roller hockey
Favorite Baseball player; Ozzie Albies
Favorite book to read : Comics
Favorite Quote/motto/saying: Whaaat?
Dream job: aside from MLB player Scuba guide
Adam has size and talent that often makes him a favorable matchup.

Noel #9
Nickname: Noel-e, Big Papi
Positions: C, 1st, 2nd
Also plays Football
Favorite team: Cubs
Favorite Athlete: Yadier Molina
Favorite Actor: The Rock
Favorite food: Tacos
Noel is a mainstay behind the plate who is gaining the right to a new nickname, Big Papi.

Kyle #11
Nickname; Kyler or Caillou
Positions: 1st, P , C
Favorite team: White Sox
Favorite Athlete: Ja Morant
Favorite singer/group: Coldplay
Favorite Food: Mostaccioli
Favorite quote/motto/saying: OK Daddy
Kyle , one of the players of the original group, continues to evolve and challenge the team.

Jacob #13
Nickname: Jake, Jakey
Positions: P, 3rd, LF, 2nd
Favorite Team: LA Dodgers
Favorite player: Aaron Judge
Favorite Food: Fettuccine Alfredo
Voted by Team: Quietest player
Other votes: 2nd most votes for kindest. Also received votes for cleanest and most athletic
Jake is the second youngest on the team but plays big time. And is currently the only kid on the team who bats lefty ( throws righty)

Nickname: Double A
Positions: 3rd, P, Outfield
Hobbies: camping
Also participates in Boys Scouts
Favorite Team: White Sox
Favorite Player: Tim Anderson
Favorite Food: Hot Dogs
Favorite quote/motto/saying: Seeing isn't believing, believing is seeing.
Voted by team: 2nd most votes for cleanest
Also received votes for: kindest
Adrian got his nickname for his initials (AA) and has some A+ moments on the mound

Lucas #23
Nickname: Chava
Positions: SS, Outfield, P
Favorite team: Mets/Yankees
Favorite Athlete: Michael Jordan
Who he looks up to most: Mom
Favorite Actor : Adam Sandler
Favorite Video Game: COD
Favorite quote/motto/saying: If you're thinking about giving up , think about why you started.
Voted by Team: 2nd most votes for quietest
Also received votes for: Smartest, Kindest and Funniest
Lucas does talk on the quieter side but has had some loud moments in some big wins.

Gary #19
Nickname: Gar Bear
Positions: CF, P
Favorite Team: Cubs
Favorite Actor: Kevin Hart
Favorite singer/group: Post Malone
Favorite food: Chicken Wings
Favorite quote/motto/saying: If you can't fly, run. If you can't run, walk. If you can't walk, crawl. But by all means, keep moving.
Voted by team: Funniest and Fastest
Also received votes for: Most talkative and most athletic
Gary is the team's newest member, but you would be unable to tell as he fits in as if he has been here the whole time.

Fundraising team (10)

Thomas Hedberg
Palos Park, IL
Michael J Schultz
Guillermo Aguinaga
Team member
Maggie Abarca-Arguelles
Team member
Christine Favela
Team member
Aga Hedberg
Team member

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