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Ramiro Calixto's Athletic Fund

$43,613 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 415 people in 14 days
If you had just one conversation with Ramiro, or hundreds, his warm personality made you an instant fan of this young man whom we lost far too soon.

Ramiro Calixto influenced many lives and became a real presence in the youth sports community in Chicago.  If your family or team spent time at Bradley Sports Center, you undoubtedly knew Ramiro as the welcoming smile at the front desk, the professional who would do anything to serve his guests, the friend to so many young players, and the huge fan of the game that so many of us love.  He made sure that, when families were at the BSC, they felt welcome and safe.  Ramiro fostered an atmosphere in which every kid was having fun and was becoming the best they could possibly be -- at whatever they were doing.

 For those of us who have had the honor of sharing his contagious smile, we are without words to describe the void that is now present.

Ramiro poured his heart and soul into the people he engaged with, and he loved baseball – whether watching it, playing it, or teaching it.  The baseball community in Chicago was a better place for the fact that Ramiro was a part of it.  As a baseball community, we are now rallying his/our baseball network to help his family in their time of need and as a way to honor him as we all say good-bye.

Ramiro had a vision to offer financial assistance to any baseball or softball organizations, teams or players who desired access to high level training and practice facilities but could not take advantage of such facilities because of the costs associated.  He was adamant that all players should have opportunities, and he sought to find a way to make this possible.   Ramiro was weeks away from launching his own campaign to pursue funding for such individuals and teams – thus helping them eliminate impediments to becoming as good as they could be.  

Any funds raised will be directed, in Ramiro’s name, to help support baseball and softball programs, teams and players in need around the city.  It is our hope that this fund will be the starting point for the realization of Ramiro’s dream of helping all players become as good as they possibly can be.  Such a legacy would not only ensure that Ramiro is recognized for the indelible impact he had on so many young athletes, but would also ensure that his love of the game and his love of people live on for many years to come.      

If you have questions or are interested in becoming involved, please contact:

Sean Delanty with Bradley Sports Center 
Jim Petitpren with Hamlin Park Baseball
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Everyone,
What an amazing 24 hours we are into Ramiro's new career as a fundraiser from Heaven! In just 4 hours we eclipsed our goal of $10,000 for Ramiro's cause and his family.

And so we moved the bar.

And less than 24 hours later we eclipsed the new goal of $25,000 and are on our way to $30,000! Simply amazing!

We are going to continue with this effort for the foreseeable future.

However, a very tough couple of days lay ahead as we come together as a community and say goodbye to Ramiro.

So keep spreading the word about this campaign and share your thoughts on the message board for all who visit this site to see and truly know how much Ramiro meant to thousand of people.

And please know how grateful and thankful I and those who helped get this going are for your incredible support and generosity. It will take some time but we will thank each and every one of you.

Thank you ALL! What an amazing effort this is and it is only 24 hours old!

Much love and respect to all of you, thank you so very much.

Sean Delanty, Jim Petitpren and Art Wolf
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Unbelievable! Four hours after Ram's fundraising career began, his initial goal of $10,000 was met! Thank you everyone! Now the bar has been moved up a little. Continue to share the dream Ramiro has and there will be no limits to what he will be able to do through all of you!
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