The following member of the Mac-N-Seitz Royals, coached by Dan Gerson, invited to play in a Youth All-Star Game:
Keepers of the Legends Foundation is hosting the Youth All-Star baseball event in Lawrence, Ks. This event will commemorate Ralph George Houk (August 9, 1919 – July 21, 2010), nicknamed The Major, was an American catcher, coach, manager, and front office executive in Major League Baseball. He is best known as the successor of Casey Stengel as the manager of the New York Yankees from 1961–63, when he won three consecutive American League pennants and the 1961–62 World Series championships.
A native of Lawrence, Kansas, Houk was a catcher working his way through the Yankees' farm system when the U.S. entered World War II. He enlisted in the armed forces, became an Army Ranger, and rose to Major (the source of his Yankee nickname). He was a combat veteran of Bastogne and the Battle of the Bulge, and was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and the Silver Star with oak leaf clusters.
The event is scheduled for August 11th 2012 at Hoglund Ballpark, home of the Kansas Jayhawks.
KOL selected Youth baseball All-Stars from Lawrence and the surrounding communities. KOL has a network of coaches in a 50 mile radius of Lawrence that have recommend players from their communities to be selected to play in this Youth baseball All-Star game. These coaches believe in the KOL Code of Ethics that state; Coaches will provide a positive, safe encouraging environment on and off the field. It is my understanding that there are several talented ball players in the city of Olathe and Overland Park. These players have been selected from Mac N Seitz Royals baseball team, Natural Baseball Academy, Midland Baseball Academy, Building Champions Baseball Academy, Between the lines Academy and Nike Diamond Kings organization. Each player and their parents have signed a Code of Ethics that states; each parent and player will be respectful of others, illustrate good sportsmanship and positive behavior at all times. I encourage you and the Greater Kansas City Area to get behind these young men and support this wonderful opportunity to be a part of history.
A Keeper of the Legend’s event is unlike any other. KOL creates an atmosphere that takes fans, teams, coaches and all participants back in time. This is what makes it special, it is not just a baseball game it is an event. The sound of the Dixie land band will make the mood inspiring. The main attraction will be the young men playing the game with joy and competition in their hearts. The teams will be dressed in replica uniforms from the 60’s & 80’s.The excitement does not stop there. There will be a skills competition that will show the talent of these Youth All-Stars.