Lake Forest — Lake Forest Baseball Association (LFBA) hosted its annual fundraiser and season kick off party, Casino Royale 2012, on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at the Lake Forest Club. With 234 guests in attendance, the event was a great success.
“We were really pleased that so many folks came out to support Lake Forest youth baseball and this year’s Casino Royale,” commented Glenn Thomas and Donna Williams, Event Co-Chairs. “On behalf of LFBA and the Casino Royale Committee, we’d like to thank all of our sponsors and donors who gave so generously to this event.”
LFBA’s annual fundraiser not only brings the Lake Forest community together, but also helps raise funds to send two LFBA 12U teams to the annual Cooperstown Field of Dreams Tournament in Cooperstown, New York.
This year, LFBA’s two 12U teams will play in the Cooperstown tournament during the week of June 23-30, 2012. The tournament takes place in the historic Baseball Hall of Fame city, Cooperstown, New York, where teams from across the United States come to play traditional little league baseball.
“The memories created during this trip will last a lifetime and LFBA is happy to support such an experience for our twelve year old players,” noted John Chandler, LFBA’s 2011 Casino Royale Co-Chair and 11U Director, who attended last year’s Cooperstown tournament with his son.
Founded in 2000, LFBA is a non-profit organization that supports full time travel baseball and is part of a ‘feeder program’ for Lake Forest High School baseball. LFBA’s mission is the same today as it was upon its founding: to provide a community-based travel baseball program for young baseball players who will want to continue playing the game of baseball in high school and beyond.
LFBA’s Commissioner, Chris Fisher added, “LFBA prides itself on being a community-based program, allowing boys to play alongside their friends, classmates, and neighbors.” LFBA’s travel program is open to 8U-12U baseball players who reside in the Lake Forest High School District #115 (Lake Forest, Lake Bluff and Knollwood). LFBA will be hosting tryouts this spring for its 8U-10U teams and encourages all interested baseball players to attend.
For more information on LFBA, its program or to become an LFBA sponsor, please visit: www.lfba.net.