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Coaches Clinic: 2018

This past January U Deserve A Chance Foundation brought together a group of very fortunate former Major League Players and current Major League coaches for a free coaches clinic. Jack McDowell, John Ennis, Morris Madden, Alan Cockrell, Dusty Wathan, Mike Shildt and myself Jeff Schaefer. These special people accepted the opportunity to donate their time by sharing their knowledge and wisdom and enhancing others (coaches) who will in turn go out and positively affect the lives of those they coach.

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UDACF Top Golf

Thank you all for coming to the first annual UDACF Top Golf Event! Hope everyone had a ton of fun and enjoyed the beautiful weather while supporting a great cause of giving back to the underserved athletes in the Charlotte area. Thank you again for all of your support and feel free to post pictures…

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Carolina Metro Reds Partnership

The UDACF partnered with the Carolina Metro Reds by providing space for three hours each Saturday for the Reds to host a camp for their players. The Carolina Metro Reds led by Morris Madden is working alongside the UDACF by providing their players an opportunity to grow both in the game of baseball and outside…

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CMPD/UDACF Toy Drive Photos

Thank you to all that attended the 2017 CMPD/UDACF toy drive. It was a major success and those that participated in any way, whether by donating or helping hand out presents, impacted lives. The UDACF strives to give everyone an opportunity to all young kids and our participation in this Toy Drive aligns with our…

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Opportunity

Not all people are presented with opportunity. Not because they don’t deserve it but, because they couldn’t afford it. We all acknowledge that life isn’t fair and we need others to help those less fortunate at times. In the world of Youth/Travel/Showcase baseball (YTS) cost has prevented some deserving kids the opportunity of upward mobility.…

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Spring Training & Collegiate Bus Trips

Beginning in 2014, UDACF provided assistance to certain players to participate in two separate bus trip events. A two-day Spring Training Event hosted by the Virginia Sports Complex and a seven-day College Circuit Event and Tournament. These trips include freshmen, sophomores and juniors for the Spring Training Event, and sophomores and juniors for the College…

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Athlete Sponsorships

UDACF provides opportunities for individual athletes that are unable to afford the spiraling costs of participating in the sport. In doing this, we are providing not only financial support, but also mentoring support that helps to pave pathways for these young athletes’ futures. For families that cannot afford the average annual travel baseball costs of…

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Indoor Facility Space – Free Rentals

UDACF rents facility space for a variety of baseball organizations.  These include local public middle and high school baseball teams, adult leagues associated with the county police (Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Adult League), and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Activities League. Baseball teams and leagues make use of the facility to conduct tryouts, practices and workouts and tournaments/league games. To help accommodate the lack of…

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Baseball Equipment Provisions

For the fields: many local rec organizations lack sufficient basic equipment to effectively run baseball games and tournaments. This can include items such as L-screens and stall mats for batting cages, portable pitching mounds, baseballs, helmets, base pads, netting, and field maintenance items. For the kids: many parents have financial difficulty obtaining the necessary equipment…

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Skills Camps for Kids

UDACF coaches and staff deliver structured multi-level instructional camps for young athletes. These camps include lecture time that focuses on teaching the fundamentals of game rules, play situations, athletic conditioning, arm care, and the importance of teamwork. Camps include skill-development stations that teach throwing, catching, hitting, infield and outfield basics. Some camps include pitcher and…

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