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Registration for the our 2017 Salute to the Troops Tournament is now open and is available exclusively on our website.
Here's what past participants have had to say about the Salute to the Troops Tournament:
Please click on the "Register" button below to the left to register for the 2017 Salute to the Troops Tournament.
Please note that we will take up to 12 teams at each age group.
Please contact Kreg Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Omaha SlumpBuster Division II Silver 2nd Place
Naperville Great Lakes Championship 2nd Place
Casey Pohl Memorial Tournament Champions
Schaumburg Game SuperRegionals 2nd Place
Fourth of July Northbrook Tournament Champions
Six Flags Great America Champions
MSBL 2nd Place
Spring Swing Invitational 2nd Place
PBR/BOMC Spartan State Championship 2nd place
Great Lakes Championship
HoChunk Slamfest Champions
Salute to the Troops 2nd Place
Red Seminole Mothers Day Classic Champions
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You can make a tax deductible contribution towards player scholarships, equipment, and charitable organizations such as the Heart of a Marine Foundation.
Jack Yalowitz, former Blaze Player and Loyola Academy Graduate pitched and played outfield, batting left and right and throwing right. Yalowitz received All Conference and NorthShore Weekend 2014-15 All Area Baseball Team 1st Team Honors. In addition, Jack was named Northshore Weekend Player of the Year.
Michael Oh, former Blaze Player and Glenbrook North Class of 2016 Graduate pitched, batting right and throwing right. Oh received All Conference and NorthShore Weekend 2014-15 All Area Baseball Team 1st Team Honors.
Ben Sanborn, former Blaze Player and Glenbrook South Class of 2015 Graduate played first base, batting left and throwing right. Sanborn received All Conference and NorthShore Weekend 2014-15 All Area Baseball Team 1st Team Honors.
Jordan Libman, former Blaze Player and Glenbrook South Class of 2016 Graduate played outfield, batting left and throwing left. Libman received ALL Conference and NorthShore Weekend 2014-15 All Area Baseball Team 2nd Team Honors.
Billy, former Blaze Player and Glenbrook South Graduate of 2016 played catcher, batting right and throwing right. Loggarakis received NorthShore Weekend 2014-15 All Area Baseball Team 2nd Team Honors.
Danny Katz, former Blaze Player and New Trier 2015 Graduate pitched, batting left and right and throwing right. Danny received NorthShore Weekend 2014-15 All Area Baseball Team 2nd Team Honors.
George, former Blaze Player and Glenbrook South class of 2015 Graduate played 2nd base, batting left and throwing right. Karavidas received All Conference and NorthShore Weekend 2014-15 All Area Baseball Team 3rd Team Honors.
Justin, former Blaze Player and Glenbrook South Class of 2016 Graduate played third base, batting right and throwing right. Machado received NorthShore Weekend 2014-15 All Area Baseball Team 4th Team Honors.
Glenview native and U.S. Air Force Captain Nick Grieco flew an American flag over Afghanistan in honor of the the Late Lance Corporal Phillip E. Frank. Grieco is the son of Jim Grieco Glenview Blaze Treasurer. Nick, graduate of OLPH and Loyola Academy got his wings with the Air Force in 2009 and has been stationed in Korea, Italy and Afghanistan.
Frank, of Elk Grove Village was killed April 8, 2004 while serving the U.S. during Operation Iragi Freedom. Each year, the Blaze hosts the Salute to the Troops Tournament over Memorial Day weekend and raises money for the Heart of a Marine Foundation and American Legion Post 166. Franks parents Roy and Georgette Frank started the Heart of a Marine Foundation in 2005 in honor of their son. This year marks the 10th year anniversary of the Foundation.
On Tuesday, November 17, 2015 American Legion Glenview Post 166 Commander Lloyd Kuehn presented the folded and framed American flag flown over Afghanistan by Nick Grieco to the Frank Family in honor of the 10th anniversary of the Heart of a Marine Foundation.
Nick Grieco, pictured 2nd from left, took an American Flag in his jet fighter over Afghanistan in Honor of Late Lance Corporal Phillip E. Frank, son of Roy Frank, Gold Star Father and co-founder, The Heart of a Marine Foundation;
Jim Grieco (on left) gives Memorial Day Salute the Troops proceeds to Roy Frank, Gold Star Father and co-founder, The Heart of a Marine Foundation; Steve Libman (on right) gives proceeds check to Lloyd Kuehn, Glenview American Legion Post Commander
The Salute To the Troops Tournament was a huge success. 48 Teams competed with Glenview's own 10U and 11U making it to the semi-finals, 14U Red finishing second and 13U Red first place.
Teams and fans brought donations and wrote letters to honor our veterans. A portion of the Tribute to our Troops donations is sent to our armed forces including the Heart of a Marine Foundation and other charitable organizations.
In attendance were Roy and Georgette Frank, Gold Star Parents of Lt. Corporal Phillip Frank, who founded the Heart of a Marine Foundation. Glenview Joseph Sesterhenn Local American Legion Post 166 led the color guard, and provided a 21-gun Salute. Megan Heublein sang God Bless America while Jack Kelly played a moving rendition of Taps.
Proceeds also benefit American Legion Post 166.
2015 GREAT LAKES STATE CHAMPIONSHIP 11U
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.
The Glenview Blaze 11U delivers 691 pounds of donations to Operatioin Support Our Troops in Lisle, IL
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.
2012 Blaze at Northwestern University
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.