"Puerto Rico has become somewhat of a second home to us and training catchers is one of the only things I am really good at, so I wanted to do something to give back to PR after it has done so much for me.
As many of you know hurricane Maria caused widespread devastation across the island. Something that can be overlooked is the impact on available outlets for youth athletes. Fields and equipment were destroyed, and funding was diverted to more important areas of concern for the island (ie. food, water, rebuilding of communities, etc). We wanted to do something to give these kids access to our program and information, so we decided to run this camp.
I think the dynamic and bond that will be created over the course of these three days between the catchers from PR and the catchers from the States will be a special one. We are accepting donations for this camp to help cover the costs associated with bringing 20 catchers from Puerto Rico to this camp free of charge (registrations, additional staff and travel costs).
We are in the process of setting up a subsidiary nonprofit corporation, and hoped to be able to fundraise through that entity for this event and others around the country. However, the process will not be completed in time for this event. We still wanted to be able to run this camp, for both the kids in Puerto Rico and in the States, so this is how we have decided to go about doing it. Unfortunately any donation received will NOT be tax-deductible, but any and all donations will be greatly appreciated and will go towards giving youth athletes opportunities they otherwise would never have had.
We want to be as transparent as we possibly can about the donations received and how they were used for this camp, so we will be releasing a statement on our website after the camp to let everyone know how the funds were used. Any funds not used will not go to The Catching Camp. They will be put into our scholarship fund once our nonprofit is completely set up.
TCC OWNER | CO-FOUNDER - Jay Weaver
*Disclaimer: Donations made to support TCC’s efforts in Puerto Rico are not tax deductible.
We maintain no greater than a 7:1 student to instructor ratio at ALL of our Road Trip Camps to ensure that every student who walks onto a field or into a facility with us knows they will be receiving personal 1-on-1 attention throughout the camp! All of the instructors at our camps have gone through an incredibly tenuous protocol learning not just what to teach, or how to demonstrate a skill, but how to TEACH it over many years in the program. The instructors at our camps are not simply great catchers, but they are great clinicians as well and we hold ourselves to the absolute highest standard when it comes to the camp experience for every student who attends.
Please note that until you have completed payment, your spot is not guaranteed. Also, catchers MUST register for the camp based on their age at the time of the event. No exceptions will be made. We teach the younger catchers the same advanced skills as the older. Any scheduling conflict resulting from registering for the incorrect age group will NOT result in a refund, nor will an exception be made.