8500 MILES TO SCATTER JOHNNY BOY

$11,420 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 124 people in 30 months
JOHHNY BALL PARK My nine year-old boy Johnny loved baseball and we planned to see all of the MLB ballparks together as father and son until tragedy said otherwise.   His brother Tommy and I are continuing our quest to spread Johnny's ashes at all of the ballparks acoss the nation.   Can you support us in this pursuit?  We will be traveling from Fort Lauderdale Florida in June with planned stops at 12 ballparks through 16 states.  This trip will take us west through AL, MS, LA, TX, NM, AZ, as far north as San Francisco CA and then easterly through the mountains of NV, UT, CO, across the plains of KS, MI, and southeasterly through KY, TN, GA and finally FL, Using the old VW bus, we will be camping out each night, taking in the sights and flavors of the USA and leaving behind a piece of Johnny along the way.   This planned route is long, some 6,500 miles, , and the journey  will take five to six weeks.  Last year we knocked off 3 ballparks in 21 days but this year is very ambitious indeed.  Next year we expect to travel 4,700 miles.  Tommy is at the right age to travel and the schedules align so well.  We would love your support in keeping the memory of Johnny alive and fulfilling a promise to a boy who loved the game.  You can check our progress along the way by visiting www.johnnyballpark.com and through Facebook.
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Here's an update!! The travel schedule is mapped out and nearly complete. Check it out. http://www.johnnyballpark.com/2016.html
The trip starts in 3 weeks. Any suggestions of can't miss places along the way is most welcome. Thanks again everybody for your generosity towards making this epic trip possible. The goal is getting closer and closer. Please share and help if you can.
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I am truly touched and amazed by the generosity of family, friends, neighbors, and even strangers. This is a very humbling experience for me and the journey to spread Johnny's ashes is only possible because of your donations. Thank you all for your love and support. 25% there in just two days!
We watched 100 games together - so lucky
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L.j. Gilmore
26 months ago

Dear Dave, we (Cleve & Linda Gilmore & Family) are your cousins from Cleveland! Warren & Mary, who we love dearly, can fill you in. We have been remembering Johnny & your family in our prayers. If you ever make it back to Cleveland please know, as our daughter Heather C. noted, you have a place to stay here with us. It's comforting to know that we now have a special connection to Progressive Field here in Cleveland and we look forward to the next home Indians game where we will visit with Johnny. Love, Linda Gilmore

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Mary Macdougall
28 months ago

may you have the most amazing journey with Tommy. We know Johnny is always in your heart. Enjoy the times together.

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$11,420 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 124 people in 30 months
Created April 4, 2016
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Nancy Goyette
3 months ago
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Your finally leg of this incredible journey, please let Tommy buy what he wants (from his favorite aunt) at ballpark #30. So proud of you Dave, teaching Tommy and so many people, when you make a promise...you keep it no matter what!

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Jodi Moriarty
3 months ago

Safe travels Dave and Tommy!

$100
Marti Huffman
4 months ago

God bless your journey this summer.

TR
$50
Terry Rezzuti
4 months ago

Hope you and Tommy have a great trip! Thinking of you, Tommy, Roseanne and Johnny.

L.j. Gilmore
26 months ago

Dear Dave, we (Cleve & Linda Gilmore & Family) are your cousins from Cleveland! Warren & Mary, who we love dearly, can fill you in. We have been remembering Johnny & your family in our prayers. If you ever make it back to Cleveland please know, as our daughter Heather C. noted, you have a place to stay here with us. It's comforting to know that we now have a special connection to Progressive Field here in Cleveland and we look forward to the next home Indians game where we will visit with Johnny. Love, Linda Gilmore

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Mary Macdougall
28 months ago

may you have the most amazing journey with Tommy. We know Johnny is always in your heart. Enjoy the times together.

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