2018 Steve Woodard and DoIt4Derek Baseball Camp – July 23-26
Mark your calendars now for the 2018 Baseball Camp! We are already making plans for the camp and will have some changes from last year.
Registration forms, the schedule of events, and other information will be posted this spring and as time gets closer to camp. Just a reminder, the camps will run from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. all 4 days.
For those of you unfamiliar with how our camp works, here is a quick run through of how it works. We offer a unique 4-day camp that offers 2 separate 2-day camps or the choice to go to all 4 days. The camps are taught by Steve Woodard (ex-Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher) and 6 of his former teammates and ex-Brewers players. We also have some very wonderful local coach volunteers that assist at all of the stations (10-12 coaches). The first day of the 2-day camp focuses on the defensive aspect of the game. We teach your kids the correct way to throw and pitch (girls have a softball pitching instructor) and all players are taught proper defensive techniques as well, which includes proper fielding and defensive positioning. The second day focuses on offense and includes hitting, bunting, and running. The same structure occurs on the 2nd camp as well. 50% of the kids choose to go to all 4 days. On the final day of camp, the players will sign autographs for the kids. We also give away many items to the kids for hustling and listening as well. So stay tuned for details. We are awaiting confirmation for one more player. This year’s coaches are back by popular demand: Steve Woodard, Cecil Cooper, Jim Gantner, Pete Ladd, Willie Mueller, and Paul Wagner.
We also have nightly events for the kids and the adults. On Monday night, the 23rd, we have our Celebrity Softball Game which pits those pros, plus some other surprise sports icons versus our sponsors and some other local players. Perhaps this year the locals will keep it closer. After the game we have the homerun derby, where Steve Lendosky will get to defend his crown, which he took from Paul Wagner. On Tuesday night, the 24th, we have a new event. We are going to have a bean bag tourney. Location and details will follow soon, but it WILL be a fun event. On Wednesday night the 25th we will have our 8-pin tap which is always a blast. And finally, Thursday the 26th will be our 18-hole golf outing, which is the largest part of our fundraiser, where teams are allowed to bid on the services of the players. We promise to have some more exciting prizes and raffle items at all our events this year. So stay tuned!!
2017 Camp Summary
What a great camp it was. We had the largest number of kids to date with over 180 kids attending. We had some great weather and the kids learned so much. We will continue to offer these camps for as long as we are able and for as long as the kids continue to want to attend. Click on the gallery to see some of the pictures taken by Bryan Schwark. We have hundreds of pictures in our possession, which makes it kind of hard to put them all on here. So we selected some group shots. We had a wonderful week of events at night as well, thanks to some other local sports heroes. The softball game featured former Wisconsin Badgers: Josh Gasser and Bradie Ewing. The bowling event featured Milwaukee Bucks announcer Telly Hughes. And the golf outing we were lucky enough to have Adam Hampton, former Badger, who lit up the course. We were very lucky to have such kind people assist us this year.
Some links to videos done at camp:
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2017 Steve Woodard and DoIt4Derek Baseball Camps
It’s finally here. Registration forms are ready to be filled in. We have a bunch of the same coaches from last year, plus one new face. This year’s coaches are: Steve Woodard, Cecil Cooper, Jim Gantner, Greg Vaughn, Pete Ladd. Paul Wagner, Willie Mueller and newcomer Scott Karl. We are honored to have these players here to help instruct our youth. We will have the same quality instruction, and we will again have the girls softball pitching aspect added to camp after such great reviews from last year. We have 11 volunteer coaches that will be assisting the coaches.
This year will again be split into two camps, with the ability to do all 4 days at a discounted price. The cost for the camps is $100 but if you decide to do both camps, we will allow you to do all 4 days for $150. Many took advantage of that offer last year and enjoyed being with the players for 4 days. We will continue to give out hustle and listening awards to the kids as well, and other nice prizes. There will be concessions available at the park.
Camp #1 is July 24th and July 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Autographs will be available after the second day of the camp.
Camp #2 is July 26th and July 27th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Autographs will be available after the second day of this camp.
Here is the fillable PDF. Make sure to choose one or both camps and list your child’s shirt size. Registration 2017
We are looking forward to seeing all of your kids again this year. Any questions, please email Steve Lendosky at email@example.com . Thanks!
Special Thanks To Our Sponsors: Major Sponsors – Brechler Insurance, Community First Bank, Energy Management Consultants, H&N Plumbing & Heating, Pekin Insurance and WGLR. Also a special thanks to our Standard Sponsors – Gunderson Boscobel, Wood Law Firm, Suppz Gyms, Grant Regional Health Center, Century 21 Jon Miles, Frank Beer Distributors and IMT Insurance. Without their sponsorship, we wouldn’t be able to bring this wonderful group of coaches to camp.
2017 Camp Events!
- Monday Night July 24th – 7:00 p.m. Start. 9 inning Celebrity Pros vs Joes Softball Game. Pros Roster consists of 8 ex-MLB Players: Steve Woodard, Greg Vaughn, Jim Gantner, Cecil Cooper, Pete Ladd, Scott Karl, Paul Wagner and Willie Mueller. Combing with them are former Wisconsin Badger Guard Josh Gasser, former Wisconsin Badger and Atlanta Falcon FB Bradie Ewing, and 2X Canadian Olympic Softball player Erin White. The Joes consist of 11 local celebrities and sponsors. The game is followed by a quick Homerun Derby, defending champ is Paul Wagner. Directly following this will be a wonderful fireworks display by Kastner Pyrotechnics.
- Tuesday Night July 25th – Gates open at 3:30 for a 7:00 start Concert At The Park. The two Acts are Alex Smith and Broseph E Lee. Tickets are on sale now. Check the link up above. This concert is brought to you by the fine people from WGLR, Energy Management Consultants, Frank Beer Distributors and Brechler Insurance. Parking and security brought to you by the Fennimore Fire Department.
- Wednesday Night July 26th – 8-pin Tap at the Tower Junction starts at 6:30. This is an awesome night and spectators are very welcome. Watch these 8 ex-MLB players bowl!
- Thursday July 27th – 2:30 start for an 18-hole Golf Scramble at Hickory Grove Golf Course. Spectators can walk the course.
2017 Derek Lendosky Memorial Tournament – 12U and 10U
Got the flier up and ready for the 2017 Derek Lendosky Memorial Tournament ran by the Fennimore Baseball Boosters. It is a great tourney ran by some wonderful people. Signups are open. This tourney usually fills up fast. So don’t sit back and wait.
2017 Pre-Season Tune-up Camps! Woody and Wags!
New this year are two wonderful camps that we will be offering. We try to do our best to bring these opportunities at the right time for the youth of this area, and this year we have a huge emphasis on our high school youth. Check out the information in regards to these two camps:
Camp #1 – Baseball: Saturday March 25th, 2 age groups. 9-12:30 Ages 6-12 and then 1:00-4:30 Ages 13-18. See the flier for more details.
Camp #2 – Softball: Saturday April 1st, and we are bringing in a former Olympic Athlete!!! This is a full day camp with food provided for ages 6-18. Runs from 9:00-3:30. See the flier. Hope to see you there!!
2017 Baseball Camp July 24 – 27
The 2017 Baseball Camp will be held July 24 – 27 at the Derek Lendosky Community Field located in the Industrial Park on Fennimore’s east side. Signups will be available in March. This again will be set for 4 days, with 2 2-day camps or the ability to register for all 4. 2017 coaches are: Steve Woodard, Cecil Cooper, Jim Gantner, Pete Ladd, Greg Vaughn, Paul Wagner, Willie Mueller and Scott Karl. Nightly activities are:
Monday July 24: Camp from 9:00a.m-1:00p.m. Monday night will be a 9 inning charity softball game followed by a homerun derby.
Tuesday July 25th: Camp from 9:00a.m.-1:00p.m. Tuesday night, we will have a Country Music Concert. Details to follow, but this should be amazing.
Wednesday July 26th: Camp from 9:00a.m.-1:00p.m. Wednesday night will be the 8-pin tap.
Thursday July 27th: Camp will run from 9:00a.m.-1:00p.m. Thursday afternoon will be the 18-hole scramble.
Stay tuned for more details!!
2016 Baseball Camp Recap
We had a great 4-day camp in 2016. We welcomed some new coaches to camp in 2016: Willie Mueller, Paul Wagner and Mike Caldwell. All 3 were pitchers and brought their expertise to camp. In the 4 days, we had 140 registrants, which is so wonderful. We added a new aspect to camp when we were lucky enough to be able to add Clarissa Waltz-U’Ren as a women’s softball pitching coach. This new part of camp has made this entire camp better, broadening the offering that we have.
In 2016 we again had a great set of night activities. We had the traditional Monday night softball game, in which we did 2-6 inning games followed by a fireworks display from Kastner Pyrotechnics. It was a beautiful display. The 2016 homerun derby was won by one of our new coaches, Paul Wagner. On Tuesday night we again had the Q&A event, which welcomed 130 fans to listen to the stories of old. At the end of the evening we were once again blessed by a concert from Pete Ladd, who shared a new song, one he wrote about Derek. It was beautiful. On Wednesday we tried a new event. We decided to have an 8-pin tap at the Tower Junction. I think it went great. We called it Woody’s 8-pin tap. Next year we will feature a different coach as the headliner. The final night we had our 18-hole scramble. Greg Vaughn’s team were the winners. In all, we were able to raise enough money from all of our events to fund 7 scholarships, and have money left to make improvements to the ball field. In 2017, Derek’s infield will be pushed back and new fill will be added so that we can accommodate 14U baseball. 2016 was a wonderful year for this camp and we thank all that were a part of it.
2016 Baseball Camp
The 2016 Steve Woodard Baseball Camp will be held on July 25-28 at the Derek Lendosky Community Field located in the Industrial Park on Fennimore’s east side. Steve Woodard will be joined by Jim Gantner, Cecil Cooper, Mike Caldwell, Greg Vaughn, Pete Ladd, Jon Lieber, Paul Wagner and Willie Mueller, as they bring your children and young adults 4 days of quality baseball education. What better way to teach your kids the game of baseball than learning from the pros? Youth ages 6 – 18 are welcome to participate. 2016’s camp will be broken up into 2 2-day camps. The first will run from 9-1 on Monday July 25th and Tuesday July 26th, The second camp will run from 9-1 on Wednesday July 27th to Thursday July 28th. Kids will have the opportunity to attend all 4 days if they so choose as well. The first camp will cost $100 and adding a second camp will only be $50. Steve, and the other MLB players, will provide your kids with 8 hours of quality instruction on the arts of: Hitting, throwing, running, fielding, and pitching. Learn from the best. Just click on the link below to open up the PDF Registration Form. Print it out and mail it in with the check or drop it off at Steve and Brandee’s home or Brechler Insurance in Fennimore. We look forward to seeing your kids there! If you have any questions in regards to the camp, please do not hesitate to give Steve Lendosky a call at 608-988-6222.
In addition to the 4 day camp for kids, we will be having nightly events for families and adults. They will be as follows, and even if you do not participate in these events, we encourage you to come out and watch!:
Monday, July 25th: Double Header Celebrity Softball Game and Homerun Derby at the Derek Lendosky Community Field. 1st game is at 6:30. Upon it’s conclusion we will start the HR Derby (reigning champ Tim Satterthwaite). Directly following this will be the 2nd softball game. And when the games have concluded, and the night grows dark, we will have a fireworks show courtesy of Kastner Pyrotechnics. It costs nothing to attend. Bring the entire family! We will be auctioning off the Pros jerseys right off their backs!
Tuesday, July 26th: Q&A with the Pros at The Silent Woman in Fennimore. The cost of this event is $40. Tickets go on sale 4/6/16. 5:45 p.m. food will be ready. From 6-6:30 you will have the chance to mingle with pros. There will be silent auction items in the room. At 6:30 we will start the Q&A and that will last until possibly 8:15p.m. When this concludes we will have autograph stations for each of the players and you will be allowed one autograph per player (pictures, cards and balls). Tickets for additional items to be signed (larger items) will be available for purchase at check-in. After the autograph session, Pete Ladd has generously agreed to play a small concert for those that remain. Don’t miss that!
Wednesday, July 27th: 8-Pin Tap at Tower Junction in Montfort with the Pros. The 8-pin tap will start at 6:30 or around that time. There will only be 8 teams in this tournament and registration is very limited. There will be raffles and prizes at this event.
Thursday, July 28th: 18-hole Celebrity Golf Scramble at Hickory Grove Golf Course in Fennimore. Auction for the players and their services on the course begins at 2:00 p.m. Shotgun start is at 2:30. Food will be served in between rounds. Even if you are not playing, come on out and sit on a hole and watch. Many silent auction items will be available and some fun prizes on the course as well.
Fliers for these events will be up shortly. Just a reminder, all of the proceeds (100% of them) from this event will go towards the Derek Lendosky Memorial Fund, which is directly responsible for local ballpark upgrades, multiple annual scholarships in local communities, and many other local projects. We look forward to seeing you all this summer. Stay tuned for more information! If you should ever have any questions, please feel free to contact Steve Lendosky at firstname.lastname@example.org !
April 30th Camp Information
We will be conducting a 1-day camp running from 9-4 on Saturday, April 30th, which will be run by Steve Woodard and Jim Gantner. Get a headstart on the 2016 Summer Rec Season or perhaps an early season refresher for your high school season. Simply print out the image, and send it in to come join us!
Derek Lendosky Memorial Tournament July 29-31
The Fennimore Baseball Boosters will be hosting the annual Derek Lendosky Memorial Tournament again, right after the conclusion of the 4-day Steve Woodard Baseball camp. This tourney will have 2 age groups, a 10U and a 12U group. This tournament fills up fast. The flier is attached below. We look forward to another great tournament ran by Mike Hunt and all of his great volunteers.
Here is a look back at the camp highlights from 2015!
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Camp #1 for Ages 7-12
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Camp #2 for Ages 13-18
7:00 p.m. – Celebrity Softball Game at Fennimore Ball park
Softball Game info
Wednesday, July 29
10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Camp #1 for Ages 7-12
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Camp #2 for Ages 13-18
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Meet and Greet / Question and Answer at Silent Woman
Meet and Greet / Question and Answer info
Thursday, July 30
10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Camp #1 for Ages 7-12
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Camp #2 for Ages 13-18
5:30 p.m. – Golf Tournament at Hickory Grove Golf Course
Read all the information…
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