Developing Baseball Players for High School and College
The Glenview State Bank Salute To the Troops Tournament Schedule for the Blaze Memorial Day Tournament is posted under the Top Left Navigation Bar Entitled Tourney. You can also find tournament rules, fields, location and other Tournament Information under the Top Side Navigation Bar Entitled Tournament Schedule and Rules. Come to Westbrook, Loyola Academy, Glenbrook South, Crowley, and Community Park West Fields to watch your favorite team and pay Tribute to our Troops this Memorial Day Weekend!
The Salute To the Troops Tournament honors our Armed Forces. Teams and fans are asked to bring donations and write letters that will be sent to the troops. A portion of the Tribute to our Troops donations are sent to our armed forces including the Wounded Warrior Project and Heart of a Marine Foundation. Proceeds also benefit the American Legion Post 166. Remaining funds subsidize player uniforms, scholarships, the maintenance of equipment and player training. See pdf below for a list of acceptable donations to bring to the Tournament to give to our Troops. Also see letter writing guidelines as each donation includes a player letter to a member of the armed services.
Please honor our Salute To Troop Sponsors: Glenview State Bank, Wildfire Restaurant, D'Agostinos Pizza, Dunkin Donuts, Ace Hardware, Stefani and Katz, and Classic Screen Print
Current Northwestern Player Zach Zones goes 2 for 3 against Dartmouth at Snowbird Classic Tournament in Port Charlotte, Florida
Last year the 5-10 Katz parlayed a strong May into an even stronger summer season. Katz entered this spring committed to pitch at Northwestern University. Katz got most of his work early on starting junior varsity games. However, after several solid outings in relief on varsity, Trevians coach Mike Napoleon felt confident starting Katz towards the end of last season.
Napoleon said. "He was able to throw consistent strikes with three pitches. I love the way he competes on the mound. I saw it in the spring, then again in the summer. He had a phenomenal summer, and I think that’s what took him over the edge as far as Northwestern goes.
"When I was younger I went to Northwestern baseball camps during the summer," Katz said. "Then when I played on the Glenview Blaze as a 13 and 14 year old, we got a chance to practice in Northwestern’s indoor fieldhouse when it was cold outside every once and a while. I got to meet some of the players, and it was really cool to look up to them. So I’ve always kind of been around the program.
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.
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.
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