Local youth fundraising to participate in national baseball combine

By TRT Staff with notes from donorbox.org

ONTARIO — Kaleb Thomas, 18, of Six Nations has been selected to participate in the prestigious New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series National Combine in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Thomas currently attends the Brantford Collegiate Institute, and started his career with Brantford Minor Ball. He plays currently with the Mississauga Tigers HPP.

“Attending this event allows me to play with and against some of the best baseball players in the World. It helps to motivate me to keep working hard and improving my skills everyday,” reads a statement from Thomas on the Donor Box website.

For the combine, those invited to play are not charged a fee to participate, but must raise funds for a selected charity of their choice. The players have a chance to earn their place and trip-fare just by helping raise money for the chosen charity.

Supporting the Future Stars Series Foundation, up to 20% of all net proceeds will be donated to the players’ charity, and Thomas chose St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. So far, as of June 21, Thomas has just under $300.00 US, with the goal of $1000.00 US.

“The New Balance Future Stars Series is not just about discovering and developing the MLB Heroes of tomorrow; it’s about discovering and developing the leaders of tomorrow by creating real opportunities where they don’t exist today: opportunities for education, opportunities to give back to their community …opportunities for a future. We are incredibly grateful that Kaleb Thomas is a part of this chapter in our mission to change the game!” Reads the excerpt from the Future Stars Series.

Those interested can follow the link to donate, or share: https://donorbox.org/kalebthomasfss#info.

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