Illinois District 13: Challenger/World Series




District 13 Challenger Team is World Series Bound - Thanks to Our Sponsors

District 13 is proud to announce that our Challenger Division program has been selected to play in an exhibition game at the 2013 Little League Baseball World Series.  Our team of 15 players and buddies will be representing more than 30,000 Challenger players and more than 900 leagues worldwide.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for all members of the District 13 Challenger family.  But we need your help to “Send ‘em to the Series.”

Sponsorship

We invite you to consider sponsoring our Challenger team and help create memories our kids will never forget. 100% of the monies raised will go toward our ballplayers and buddies.  Funds will be used for travel, hotel, uniforms, bat bags and team pins as well to support Illinois District 13’s Challenger Program.  Challenger is completely staffed by volunteers and funded by private donations from people like you.

We are grateful for any past support you have provided to Illinois District 13 and Tri-Cities, Bartlett, and Woodstock Little Leagues’ and hope you can help.  Please open the handouts at the bottom of this page to view our Sponsor letter and opportunities form or scroll to the bottom to view the package on this page.

Our sponsors are listed below.  Please show your appreciation for their support by patronizing their businesses and supporting their organizations. Thank you!

 Sponsors

Donations

The District 13 Challenge League would be happy to accept donations of any amount to help get our team to the Little League World Series.  No dollar amount is too small and all support is greatly appreciated. To make a donation please click the "Donate  Now" button below.  This will take you to PayPal where you can enter your method of payment.

Interested in learning more about the Challenger League?  Visit our League site here.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities and our World Series trip please contact: Mark Johnson at (847) 217-7261 or by email at mjdistrict13@att.net. 




Wednesday, April 3
Team Announcement

2013 Challenger Little League World Series Team Announced!

 

The 2013 Challenger Game will be played on August 24, 2013 at Volunteer Stadium in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.   There will be three games played that day - the International Championship game, the US Championship game and OUR Challenger Exhibition game.  Illinois District 13 will be playing a team from District 57 Little League in Livermore, California.  

 

It is our privilege and honor to name the following participants:

 

PLAYERS

BUDDIES

Geoffrey Boston

Jacob Donahue

Jonathan Fuhry

Kayla Graziano 

Jordan Harris

Will Hayes

Mathew Kennedy

Danny Koerner

Nathan Larsen

Jordan Lomax    

Derek Miles

Ryan Santiago

Tommy Vargulich

Matthew Williams

Cameron Yelle

Jeffrey Anders

Trevor Berggren

Quinn Bendis

Daniel Cahill

Zach Donahue

Alex Ippolito

Aidan Johnson

Lily Kreitz

Clark Lewis

Conor Nolan

Micheal Patterson

Justin Rasmussen

Samuel Smith

Sam Stinsa

Kyle Trusty

 

Please congratulate these players and buddies and help us with our fundraising efforts to "Send ‘em to the Series!"



Challenger Sponorship Details

March 2013  

Subject:  Illinois District 13 Little League - Challenger World Series  “Send ‘em to the Series!”

 

Dear Friends,

Challenger is a division of Little League that is designed for children who have mental or physical challenges and allows them to play organized baseball.  Playing on the same fields, with the same equipment, kids get to enjoy the benefits of pulling together as a team, being cheered by fans, making new friends and earning awards for their experience. Challenger works on a buddy system, teaming players with other kids within the community, forming an incredible bond. The buddy plays side by side with the Challenger player, assisting throughout the game.

Illinois District 13 has three active Challenger programs -- Bartlett, Tri-Cities (Dundee/Carpentersville) and Woodstock.  In 2012, we had 165 Challenger players participating in one of the three programs.

In January, Illinois District 13 received notification that we will have the honor to send a team to South Williamsport, Pennsylvania to participate in the Little League World Series.  We are one of two teams for the entire country!   The 2013 Challenger Exhibition Game will be played on August 24 at Volunteer Stadium.   There will be three games played that day - the International Championship game, the US Championship game and OUR Challenger Exhibition game.  The first hour of the exhibition game will be broadcast live on ESPN3.  This is the first time that a team from Illinois has been selected. 

We invite you to consider sponsoring our Challenger team and help create memories our kids will never forget.   100% of the monies raised will be go toward our ballplayers and buddies.  Funds will be used for travel, hotel, uniforms, bat bags and team pins as well to support Illinois District 13’s Challenger Program.  Challenger is completely staffed by volunteers and funded by private donations. We are grateful for any past support you have provided to Illinois District 13 and Tri-Cities, Bartlett, and Woodstock Little Leagues’ and hope you can help us “Send ‘em to the Series!” 

Please review the attached sponsorship form. We offer various levels for support. Illinois District 13 Little League is a non-profit organization and is sanctioned and insured by Little League Baseball of Williamsport, PA.  All donations to Illinois District 13 Little League are tax-deductible.

Please feel free to contact Mark Johnson with any sponsorship questions.  He can be reached at (847)217-7261 or by email at mjdistrict13@att.net.  Thank you for your consideration and for all that you do to help others.

Sincerely,

Phil Rizzo, District Administrator - Illinois District 13,  Little League Baseball/Softball

2013 Little League World Series

Illinois District 13 Challenger Sponsorship Levels

 

Sponsor a Ballplayer and Buddy - $2500

  • Ballplayer & Buddy receive travel to South Williamsport, hotel, ballplayer uniform, buddy shirt, pinbook, pins, ballplayer batbag, memory CDs, souvenir shirts, and the memory of a lifetime!
  • Sponsor identification on Illinois District 13 Little League webpage
  • Right to use the following term: “Proud Sponsor of the Challenger World Series Team”
  • Invitation to sendoff picnic and ballgame for sponsors and team
  • Thank you note from sponsored ballplayer and buddy along with autographed photo
  • Framed team photo on large plaque for display purposes with memory CD
  • Replica Illinois District 13 jersey matching the players
  • Sponsor logo in Player/Buddy Memory Book with sponsor mentions in electronic newsletter

 

Sponsor a Ballplayer - $1500

  • Ballplayer receives travel to South Williamsport, hotel, uniform, pinbook, pins, batbag, memory CD, souvenir t-shirt, and the memory of a lifetime!
  • Sponsor identification on Illinois District 13 Little League webpage
  • Right to use the following term: “Proud Sponsor of the Challenger World Series Team”
  • Invitation to sendoff picnic and ballgame for sponsors and team
  • Thank you note from sponsored ballplayer and family along with autographed photo
  • Receive framed team photo on large plaque for display purposes with memory CD
  • Replica Illinois District 13 jersey matching the players
  • Sponsor logo in Player/Buddy Memory Book with sponsor mentions in electronic newsletter

 

Sponsor a Buddy - $1000

  • Buddy receives travel to South Williamsport, hotel, buddy shirt, pinbook, pins, memory CD, souvenir shirt, and the memory of a lifetime!
  • Sponsor mentions in electronic newsletter sent to District 13 ballplayers & their families
  • Sponsor identification on Illinois District 13 Little League webpage
  • Right to use the following term: “Proud Sponsor of the Challenger World Series Team”
  • Invitation to sendoff picnic and ballgame for sponsors and team
  • Receive a thank you note from sponsored buddy along with autographed photo
  • Receive a framed team photo and plaque for display purposes with memory CD
  • Sponsor logo in Player/Buddy Memory Book

 

Join the Superfan Club - $250

  • Invitation to sendoff picnic and ballgame for sponsors and team
  • Right to use the following term: “Proud Sponsor of the Challenger World Series Team”
  • Receive an unframed team photo of players and buddies

2013 Little League World Series

Illinois District 13 Little League Sponsorship Form

 

Illinois District 13 Little League is a non-profit organization and is sanctioned and insured by Little League Baseball of Williamsport, PA. All donations to Illinois District 13 Little League are tax-deductible. Receipts will be issued for contributions received.

 

Checks should be made payable to Illinois District 13 Little League and submitted to:                                                        Illinois District 13 Little League

          c/o Mark Johnson

          216 S. First Street

West Dundee, Illinois 60118

 

Credit cards accepted at:  http://www.eteamz.com/illinoisdistrict13

                                 

 

COMPANY NAME:

 

 

CONTACT NAME:

 

 

ADDRESS:

 

 

PHONE # & EMAIL ADDRESS:

 

 

 

CONTRIBUTION:*

 

 

 

Special requests:

 

________ Sponsor a Ballplayer and Buddy ($2500)

________ Sponsor a Ballplayer ($1500)

________ Sponsor a Buddy ($1000)

________ Join the Superfan Club ($250)

________Other: ______________________

 

 

CHECK #:

 

* Contribution levels are representative of their impact. All contributions will be pooled to support Illinois District 13 Little League ballplayers and buddies attending the Little League World Series and to support Illinois District 13’s Challenger Program. Best efforts will be made to honor any special donation requests or instructions.