Hello folks - Please take a moment to read below
I am in the midst of collecting testimonials on behalf of my Father, Mike "Whitey" Herd as I work to complete his Amateur Baseball Legacy with the hopes of being inducted in the Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame, class of 2015.
As you are aware, he left this earth on June 18th, 2013 of a heart attack at the age of 52. His legacy has been everlasting, and it is my goal and vision to complete this mission on his behalf.
Of course his accolades on the baseball field are many, but this honor also allows for one to highlight who he was a person, his passion for the game, his accomplishments, community involvement, his vision for developing athletes, etc. His top priority was to draw success out of anything that he was involved in.
If you are willing and comfortable, I would ask that you please take time to type a short 1-2 paragragh summary highlighting "Why Whitey Herd is a deserving candidate of being inducted into the Minnesota Amateur Hall of Fame?" Other items that you can consider are personal stories showing his passion and committment to the game both on and off the field.
Your testimonial can be sent directly to my e-mail account that I have created for him: "email@example.com" I will simply print these testimonials off and send them in with his application when the time is appropriate.
A couple other items to trigger thinking that he was involved in:
1. Started the "Bi-County" youth baseball program in Gaylord (still active)
2. Involved in VFW Baseball
3. Coached for 20+ years traveling league baseball
4. Playing career and success for the Green Isle Irish (35 years)
5. Manager for the Green Isle Irish
6. Baseball umpire
7. Assisted in youth camps and instructional hitting lessons
8. Committment to the Green Isle Irish organization and Amateur Baseball as a player and fan
9. Committment to the betterment of others while ensuring a vision and passion for success.
It is a great honor for me to be working on his behalf, in pursuit of this mission, and I am asking for your generosity and making your voice heard and assisting in the process!
All of his materials need to be submitted by June 1st, 2015, but I am asking for you to please complete this simple task as soon as possible; if you are willing to help!
Lastly, on behalf of my family and friends, I "Thank You" for your assistance in this process. Your time, energy, and effort are greatly appreciated as we "Go to Battle" for a man that has went to battle for others for so many years. Our goal in this "team effort" is to be joined in September in St. Cloud at the Rivers Edge Convention Center for the induction ceremony.
Please let me know if you have any questions, and I will be happy to answer them. You can reach me at "firstname.lastname@example.org"