illinois baseball academy hit-a-thon
Illinois Baseball Academy is proud to host a 2019 Hit-A-Thon in support of the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation. Players across the North Shore, ages 8 through 14, are invited to participate and help raise money and awareness for families battling cancer.
Guaranteed to be a GREAT evening of baseball, awards, raffle prizes, and most important - all for an excellent cause
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!
Day & Date: Friday, March 15th, 2019
Location: The Yard - Northfield, IL
Time: Each team will be assigned a 30-minute time slot between 4PM and 10PM with younger players scheduled earlier in the evening. Players should plan to be at The Yard for approximately 1 hour total (warm-ups, 30 minutes of hitting, and pizza). IBA will confirm exact time slots approximately 1 week prior to the event
Logistics: Teams will have 30 minutes in the cage with an IBA coach throwing batting practice to them. Each player will attempt a specific number of swings and then rotate to the next player. The rotation will continue for 30 minutes. Various areas within the cage will have different point values assigned to them. Prizes will be awarded to members of the team with the most points in each age group.
Cost: $100 for a team of four
Fundraising: We hope the 2019 Hit-a-Thon will allow us to make a significant contribution to the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation. One way players can help is through raffle ticket sales. Upon registration, IBA will provide all necessary documents to help with the raffle ticket process. Any level of help is greatly appreciated as all proceeds go directly to the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation.
Raffle Items: Cubs Dream Day experience, Cubs game tickets, tickets for a concert at Wrigley Field, signed Rizzo memorabilia (baseball, cleats and photo), Northwestern baseball game day experience, private lessons and MUCH more!
about the anthony rizzo family foundation
The Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by Chicago Cubs First Baseman Anthony Rizzo. Anthony realized during his own battle with cancer that no matter how difficult fighting cancer was for him, it was even more difficult for his family. Anthony believes that an individual does not battle cancer alone, but that the whole family battles it together. The mission of the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation is to raise money to provide financial support to the families of children battling the disease.