Coach Bones and The LAB Need Your Support

This is a post that is very hard to write and to share. But it is imperative that I get as many eyes on this as possible.

Like most small businesses, I was crushed when forced to close up my baseball facility for three months during the lockdown. I went through just about all of what I had saved just to keep the place going. I couldn’t secure any of the loans or grants. My bank wasn’t any help either. Close friends helped where they could. Unfortunately, I’ve been playing catch up ever since.

I’ve been trying to pay last month’s bills with this month’s revenue. But it’s all caught up to me recently. Now I’m behind… especially with the facility’s rent.

Despite picking up part-time work, I’m struggling. I’m doing the best I can to keep my place going… by myself, since my right-hand man had to back away after his second kidney transplant, and two other coaches married and moved away. And of course, essential equipment chose right now to either flat out break, or need repairs of some sort. 

Needless to say it’s been a tough go on my own.

I’m also responsible for spending a few mornings per week at my parents’ home in order to take care of household responsibilities they can no longer do on their own. And of course, I have my own household financial responsibilities as well.

Just to keep the list going; after holding out for about eight years, I’m going to need to cave and get a hip replaced… which insurance isn’t going to cover as much as needed.

Needless to say, when it rains it pours.

And believe me. My struggles do not close me off to the fact that there are more than a handful of people in similar positions. 

But I am extremely hopeful I can count on my brothers in baseball… even if we don’t personally know one another. 

So… if you could please consider making a donation to my facility… and sharing this page with whomever you think can help out too.  I can’t even begin to tell how humbling that would be for me and facility-saving for the boys that have called my place home for the last five years.

I humbly appreciate anyone that’s read this far, considers, and does decide to help.

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