TJNFF BASEBALL EXTRAVAGANZA!
SATURDAY, JUNE 17
NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL
Notre Dame High School has a rich tradition of baseball success. In the last 25 years, Head Coach Tom Dill has led the Knights to 21 Mission League titles with 52 players on the All-CIF list. Coach Dill's Notre Dame Knights have claimed five tournament titles and four league titles while earning three national top-10 ranks and three state top-10 ranks.
Notre Dame High School has launched the professional careers of 40 major league baseball players including Giancarlo Stanton, Brendan Ryan, Chris Dickerson, Brett Hayes, Jack Foley and Cy Young Award winner, Jack McDowell. This year, all eyes are on top MLB high-school draft prospect, Notre Dame senior, Hunter Greene.
PLAY WHERE BASEBALL HISTORY IS MADE!
The fabulous Marines Memorial Stadium is home to the second annual Thrive in Joy Nick Fagnano Foundation Baseball Extravaganza!
Notre Dame High School's Marine Corps Memorial Stadium is celebrated as the finest high school baseball facility in California. Baseball America has hailed it as a "state-of-the-art" facility. A total renovation of the baseball stadium; completed in February, 2014; includes dugouts with team rooms, new backstop and fencing, concrete building façade with a concession stand, new batting cage, new scoreboard, new stadium lighting for night games and new synthetic turf. Fans have various viewing options in the 350-seat stadium: a section of comfortable stadium seats behind and on either side of home plate, home and visitor bleachers along the baselines, and an astroturf lawn area above the 3rd base dugout that's perfect for folding chairs.
JUNE 17, 2017 TJNFF BASEBALL EXTRAVAGANZA SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Junior players skills clinic with NDHS coaches, open to all Little League players 7-13 years old
1:00 p.m.-2:00 Junior players exhibition game
1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. silent auction
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Softball game open to all players (guys and gals) 18+
5:00 p.m. BARBECUE open to all players and spectators
6:30 p.m. Pre-Game Ceremonies
7:00 p.m. Baseball game open to all high school varsity baseball players past and present
From 11:00 a.m- 1:00 p.m. junior players 7-10 and 11-13 years-old will work with top high school baseball coaches and former college baseball players to improve their skills and take their game to the next level. A home run derby gives junior players a chance to show their hitting power!
From 3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. The softball game, open to all players 18+, is a friendly 6-inning co-ed game --experience helps but is not required!
At 6:30 p.m. the baseball game welcomes all who have played at the high school varsity/college level...even if it was 20 years (or more) ago... to play a 7-inning baseball game that will finish under the lights of Marines Memorial Stadium.
JUST WANT TO WATCH & EAT? HERE ARE YOUR OPTIONS:
SILENT AUCTION, RAFFLE AND FOOD prepared by the chefs responsible for the Notre Dame Knights concession stand which has earned the reputation of serving the best food in high school baseball (according to the LA Daily News). There will also be a 5:00 p.m. barbecue fest with tri-tip steak, chicken and ribs, potato salad and cole slaw, baked beans and more! Watch this page to see all the great silent auction items to bid on including sporting events tickets, entertainment experiences, dining opportunities, and other fabulous silent auction items! Buy a chance on the gift card tree to wine over $1000 worth of gift cards to restaurants, retailers, services, gas stations and online shopping.
ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE TJNFF BASEBALL EXTRAVAGANZA WILL BENEFIT THE PROGRAMS SUPPORTED BY THE THRIVE IN JOY NICK FAGNANO FOUNDATION founded by Mary & Jay Fagnano in memory of their son, Nick, who lost his life on July 27th, 2014, in a rare and unexpected lightning strike at Venice Beach.
Nick (NDHS class of 2008) connected to many of his friends through his love of baseball, whether those friends played on a team with him, cheered him on, or joined him cheering on his fellow teammates at Notre Dame High School, or before that at Wilshire Baseball and City of Angels, as well as after high school graduation at Santa Barbara City College. Nick continues to bring friends and families together through the TJNFF Baseball Extravaganza. Scheduled on the Saturday of Father's Day weekend, the event also celebrates the bond between fathers and their children. To learn more about why Nick has impacted so many lives, click HERE.
This second Annual Thrive in Joy Nick Fagnano Foundation Baseball Extravaganza will carry on the foundation's mission of encouraging and rewarding character through education & recreation. Funds raised will support programs that serve vulnerable children in the Dominican Republic at Tia Tatiana School in the Herrera barrio and at the Remar Orphanage--both in Santo Domingo. The Foundation also supports the Los Angeles Chapter of the Jefferson Awards Students in Action Community Service Program, the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy Nick Fagnano Memorial Scholarship, the Notre Dame High School Senior Baseball Player Award for Outstanding Character, and the St. Brendan Grade School Graduation Award for Outstanding Character.