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OVER 225 TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 14 YEARS DEVELOPING ELITE BASEBALL PLAYERS FOR HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE

SPECIAL SPORTS AUTHORITY SAVINGS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY APRIL 11 and 12!

All players and families will receive 20% off their entire purchase at the Sports Authority location nearest you.  

Stock up on baseball gear for 2015 and any other sporting goods needs you may have.  The 20% savings is good on any purchase including running shoes, coolers for long tournament days, shade chairs -- anything you need to make your season complete.

Click on coupon below and take to your nearest store.

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PURCHASE YOUR BLAZE SPIRT WEAR NOW

You can purchase Spirt Wear on the new Blaze on-line store until April 15th. Check out Blaze Spirt Wear items at http://www.BlazeSpiritWear.com

As in the past, items purchased will be shipped and grouped together.  

Offer ends on April 15th so don't delay. 

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SALUTE TO THE TROOPS May 21-24, 2015

Be among the more than 60 teams that will compete in one of the most highly-acclaimed and popular Memorial Day Tournaments in the Midwest.  Click the menu bar on the left for registration information.

Salute the troops not only provides a competitive tournament experience but honors our Armed Services.  Teams and fans are asked to bring donations or write letters that will be sent to the troops.  A portion of Tribute to our Troops donations are sent to our armed forces; including the Wounded Warrior Project and Heart of a Marine Foundation.  Proceeds also subsidize uniforms, players dues, and the Blaze training facility.  

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SHOOT FOR STEINER FUNDRAISER, May 31st, 1-4pm, OLPH Playdium

Patrick is an OLPH, Loyola Academy and GBS alumnus who suffered a debilitating stroke in 2010 at the age of 17.  Patrick now faces extensive medical and therapy expenses.  

All ages are welcome to participate in the Shoot For Steiner Free Throw Contest. 100% of all donations will support the ongoing treatments and care demanded of Patrick's condition.  

T-shirts are given to all participants who register by May 10th.  To To register in advance go to http://shootforsteiner.weebly.com.  Walk-ins are also welcome.

Call the Bordignons at 847-774-5993 for questions.

Northwestern Turf Facility Workouts Begin

Coaches Stevens and Libman began Blaze Training with the Northwestern University Baseball Team marking the beginning of the 2015 Baseball Season.

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Blaze Brunswick Bowling Alley Kick-off Party

The Blaze once again held its Annual Kick-off Bowling Party at Brunswick Bowling Center in Deerfield.  Parents, siblings and players enjoyed the evening complete with pizza, drinks, and strikes.

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Former Blaze Player Exposes His Secret to Success

Current Northwestern Player Zach Zones goes 2 for 3 against Dartmouth at Snowbird Classic Tournament in Port Charlotte, Florida

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BLAZE ACADEMY TUNE-UP PROGRAM IN FULL SWING!

Thanks to all for registering for the Blaze Academy Tune-Program!  

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ANNUAL PARENT MEETING FOR 2015 SEASON

Thanks to all the Blaze parents that attended our 2015 season parent night.  The Blaze organization enjoyed meeting everyone, and we look forward to a successful 2015 season.  

All Blaze parents are reminded that they must submit their medical release form, guardian form and sportsmanship form to Abbie Libman at ablibs13@gmail.com

Documents to scan and email are below.

Congratulations Blaze On Your Many Accomplishments!

Congratulations to our 2014 Glenview Blaze teams for their impressive performances in the 2014 season!  This season has once again been a huge success for the Blaze!   Highlights for each of the teams include:
 
Blaze 10
MSBL Roberto Clemente Division Champion
Salute to the Troops Runner-up
CABA Illinois State Championship Semi-Finalist
8 game win streak!
 
Blaze 11 Red
Casey Pohl Tournament Runner-up
Salute to the Troops Semi-finalist (tie for 3rd)
Elizabethtown National Quarter-finalist (tie for 5th)
Chi-Turf Semi-finalist (tie for 3rd)
CABA Illinois State Tournament Semi-finalist
 
Blaze 12 Black
12th place finish out of 104 teams Cooperstown Dreams Park 
Sweet 16 Cooperstown Dreams Park
Carlos American League Division Champs
Ho-Chunk Lynwood 3rd Place
Glenview Salute to the Troops Quarter-finalist
Best of the Midwest Challenge Quarter finalist
 
Blaze 12 Red
MSBL Ralph Garr Elite Division Champion
Blaze Salute to the Troops Semi-finalist
Ho Chunk June Slamfest Runner-up
Seminole Fastballs and Fireworks Semi-finalist
Cooperstown Dreams Park 6-3 (only losses to two semi-finalists and the 3 seed)
 
Blaze 13 Black
T-9 out of 40 teams in MSBL American Division
Crystal Lake Mother's Day Bash Semi-finalist
Omaha Slumpbuster Division 3 Quarter-finalist
USA National Championships Consolation Semi-finalist
 
Blaze 13 Red
Best of the Midwest Challenge Champions
CABA Midwest Regional Third Place
Omaha Slump Buster Third Place
Seminole Classic Second Place
MSBL Elite Tournament Third Place
 
Blaze 14 Red
1. The Ripken Experience National Ocean Breeze Tournament Champion Great 8 Bracket
2. Glenview Blaze Salute to the Troops Semifinalist
3. Best of the Midwest Jerry May Memorial Father's Day Tournament Semifinalist
4. Best of the Midwest Challenge VI Semifinalist
 
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Memorial Day Salute to the Troops Tournament May 21 - 24, 2015

Be among the more than 60 teams that will compete in one of the most highly-acclaimed and popular Memorial Day Tournaments in the Midwest.  Just fill out the Salute to the Troops Tournament Application and send with your $500 team entry fee by clicking the menu button to the left

A portion of Tribute to our Troops and donations collected are sent to our armed forces.   

All games are played on quality fields with patched umpires.  Weather permitting, three-game guarantee. No gate or parking fees.  Full-service concessions.  

For more information contact Chris O'Hara at cohara@ThePrivateBank.com or 312-564-1245; or Kreg Jackson at kreg.j.jackson@gmail.com or 312-282-5939.

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BLAZE OPEN HOUSE

Meet Blaze staff and coaches at the Blaze Facility, 1919 Pickwick, Glenview.  Get your questions answered and learn more about the Blaze program including its off-season training program, indoor practice facility, professional instructors, Northwestern University player training, league and tournament schedules, travel and more.

For appointment contact Steve Libman Questions at (847) 707-0599 or via email at slibman@burnesandlibman.com

SPONSOR APPRECIATION FIRE TRUCK PICTURE

The Blaze took its annual Fire Truck picture at Attea Middle School, Wednesday, June 18th.

This picture is given to all our sponsors to show our appreciation for their support.  

MEMORIAL WEEKEND SALUTE TO THE TROOPS TOURNAMENT May 2014

Thanks to all who made our Salute to the Troops Tournament a huge success.  The money we raised allows us to keep providing the highest level of instruction and facilities for our players, and donate to the the Wounded Warrior Project and Marine with A Heart.

With all of your help, our tournament has grown into the most popular Memorial Day Tournament in the area with 60 teams competing in it.

The Blaze honored our troops by having players, managers and coaches wear camouflage shirts for the tournament. 

Salute the Troops Donations Sent

The Glenview Blaze 11U delivers 691 pounds of donations to Operatioin Support Our Troops in Lisle, IL

MAKE YOUR DONATION TO WOUNDED WARRIORS AND MARINE WITH A HEART HERE

If you would like to support our troops please contribute any amount above $1 by clicking the link below.

The Blaze organizaiton wishes to thank you for your support of our Memorial Day Salute the Troops Tournament. 

https://glenviewblazebaseball.sportngin.com/register/form/832677090


Glenview Blaze

2012 Blaze at Northwestern University

2012 Blaze at Northwestern University

Congratulations Blaze On Your Many Accomplishments!

Congratulations to our 2013 Glenview Blaze teams for their impressive performances in the 2013 season!  This season has once again been a huge success for the Blaze!   Highlights for each of the teams include:
 
Blaze 13 Red
Vernon Hills 9th Annual Cougar Kick-off Baseball Tournament
Best of the Midwest Mother's Day Tournament Semi-Finalist
Glenview Blaze Salute to the Troops Memorial Day Tournament Quarterfinalist
CABA World Series Division Quarterfinalist
 
Blaze 11 Red
MSBL Ty Cobb Division Champion
Casey Pohl Memorial Tournament Second Place
Vernon Hills Cougar Classic Champion
Plainfield Invitational Tournament Semi-finalist
Ace of Diamonds Summer Classic Champion
 
Blaze 11 Black
Warren Invitational Tournament Second Place
Naperville Father's Day Classic Semi-finalist
Notre Dame Golden Dome Tournament Semi-finalist
Salute the Troups Quarter-finalist
Ho Chunk Mother's Day Classic Semi-finalist
Arlington Heights Tournament Runner-up
 
Congratulations to our 2012 Glenview Blaze teams for their impressive performances in the 2012 season!  This season has once again been a huge success for the Blaze!   Highlights for each of the teams include:
 
Blaze 10U
MSBL League Frank Thomas Division Champion
Arlington Heights Spring Fever Tournament Champion
Schaumburg Seminole Midwest Classic Champion
Glenview Salute the Troops Memorial Day Tournament 2nd Place
ESBA Stars and Stripes Summer Bash Tournament 2nd Place
Omaha Slumpbuster Tournament 3rd Place
Best of the Midwest Challenge Semi Finalist
 
Blaze 11U
MSBL  Elite Level Division Champion
MSBL  Elite Level Tournament Champion
Illini Blast Tournament Champions
Glenview Salute the Troops Memorial Day Tournament 2nd Place
Best of the Midwest Challenge Semi Finalist
Duneland Tournament Semi Finalist
Libertyville Tournament Semi Finalist
 
Blaze 12 Red
MSBL Jackie Robinson Division Champion
Glenview Salute the Troops Memorial Day Tournament Champion
Vernon Hills Cougar Classic Champion
26th Seed of 104 Teams at Cooperstown Dreams Park
 
Blaze 12 Black
MSBL Lou Gehrig Division Champion
MSBL National League Tournament 2nd Place
Glenview Salute the Troops Memorial Day Tournament Semi Finalist
 
Blaze 14U
MSBL Elite Level Division Champion
Cal Ripken Baseball Tournament National Champion
Evanston Tourney Nation Best of the Sandlot Tournament Champion
GameDay USA Shamrock Showdown Tournament Champion
Best of the Midwest World Series Champions
Glenview Salute the Troops Memorial Day Tournament Champion
USSSA Illinois State Championship 2nd Place

BLAZE ALUMNI

Congratulations to our Blaze 2008 Alumni who signed their Letters of Intent to play collegiate baseball next season. Best of luck to you in your collegiate career! 

Brady Arenson - Coastal Carolina University

Josiah Carlson - North Park University

Zac Jones - Northwestern University

Josh Perlmutter - Northwestern University

Michael Reinisch - North Central College

Sully Stadler - Indiana University

    The mission of the Glenview Blaze Travel Organization shall be to promote, organize and conduct a full time Travel Baseball program for the highly skilled players who are interested in a more intense and competitive baseball environment.

    The Glenview Blaze Baseball Program will also provide the focus and positive pursuit for our youth where both discipline and good sportsmanship are expected and rigidly enforced. It is our hope that these principles will continue to remain with each player throughout their life both on and off the baseball field.

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    2014 Glenview Blaze Teams Announced

    Congratulations to the players who were selected to our 2014 Blaze teams. We would like to thank all the players who tried out this year. There was a lot of talent and the decisions were very difficult.  We want to wish all the players good luck in their upcoming season and hope to see everyone at tryouts again next year.

    See tab at left for a list of 2014 Glenview Blaze Teams.