Helping players, coaches, partners, and umpires
make a positive impact in their community
FOR OVER 7 YEARS
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. MSP partners with Dylan’s Army and JDRF to host the annual Dingerz for Dylan fastpitch tournament. For the last two years, rockstar Dylan Fansher (Dylan’s Army) has led the charge in encouraging all teams participating in the event to fundraise for JDRF and promote the warning signs of T1D. Dylan’s Army has raised over $20,000 for the cause. Last year’s Dingerz for Dylan raised over $3,000 to be donated to JDRF.Learn More
Five years ago, MSP joined forces with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and Kansas City Royals’ Alex Gordon to aid in the fight against childhood cancer through annual Alex Gordon Classic events. All teams participating in Alex Gordon Classic baseball and fastpitch events are encouraged to host a lemonade stand or other to benefit the cause. Thanks to Alex Gordon, the top fundraising teams receive exclusive prize packages which include meet & greets with #4 himself. In five years, with your help we’ve been able to raise over $178,000 to help fund impactful research and change the lives of children with cancer.Learn More
With a growing number of teenage girls affected by the struggles of mental illness, MSP has dedicated their Memorial Day NIT event for the last 3 years to increase awareness while providing resources for the cause. House of Hope Kansas City's mission is to provide a parent-interactive, residential treatment home for girls 12-18 years old, with the ultimate goal of working with teens and parents to restore family relationships through a counseling program. With your help, we’ve raised over $58,000 for House of Hope KC through our Memorial Day NIT events.Learn More
Totals Raised as of Spring 2019
Projects & Events Helping The Community
Event: 2018 A/B Monster Bash
Something to Eat is a Youthfront program that offers a hands-on learning experience through meal packing events. These events inspire youth to participate in God’s mission to make the world right by relieving hunger and discovering the underlying causes.Learn More
Emma’s Art Kits was created by 16-year-old Emma Stumpf who has been fighting brain cancer since the age of 7. During her many stays at the hospital, she found art as a way to express how she felt during her cancer journey. It was then that she developed the idea to ensure that all kids who were sick had an art kit right in the hospital room with them, and with the assistance of her school art teacher, Emma’s Art Kits were created.Learn More
MSP was honored to have a small part in helping 8 year old Grant Schroeder, his family, and the rest of the "Help from the Heartland" Crew, send a C-130 plane full of donated diapers, paper products, and water to Hurricane victims in Puerto Rico! Collectively, the MSP community donated around 222 cases of diapers/wipes and $2,658.96.Learn More
In 2012, MSP lost Josh Williams, a vibrant and beloved member of its family. Josh, helped create a culture of giving back within MSP and coined the phrase, "MSP Love." He made it his mission to build relationships with everyone he met, while reminding them of the importance of living life to the fullest each day. Today, MSP has grown its family to include its staff, umpires, coaches, parents, players, community, and everyone who attends an MSP event.
As a family, MSP is committed to honoring Josh's legacy by teaching and leading others to live by the famous words he so effortlessly displayed every day, MSP LOVE.
In youth sports, we spend so much of our time chasing the performance-based accomplishments, often missing the impact the game can have on a player’s character. Because of this, MSP has made its goal to not award the best athlete or best player on the team, but to award a player who demonstrates a Championship attitude on and off the field.