Congratulations to the winners of the

Cal’s Angels Summer Classic!

Tri-Cities win the 2013 Cal's Angels Summer Classic!

Tri-Cities win the 2013 Cal’s Angels Summer Classic!

Each year, South Elgin Little League hosts the Cal’s Angels Summer Classic to raise awareness for Cal’s Angels, raise money for a great cause and bring together little league teams from the Chicago suburbs for a great tournament.  This year Cal’s Angels raised over $650 at the tournament to grant a wish for a child fighting cancer!

Cal Sutter played for the SELL All-Stars and lost his battle with Leukemia in 2006, because of his love for baseball and always caring about others before himself, his parents started a foundation in his honor.  Cal’s All-Star Angel Foundation’s main mission is granting wishes and providing financial assistance to kids fighting cancer and their families.

Since it’s founding in 2007, the foundation has affected more than 400 families through wish granting, financial assistance and their 12 Days Program and raised more than $1.4 million dollars.  Partners with Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Cal’s Angels sponsors both hematology and oncology floors at the hospital, stocks their playrooms and host’s a monthly hospital party with pizza, snacks, cookie decorating and toy delivery to patients and siblings.  Cal’s Angels also gives two $10,000 scholarships to college bound baseball players at South Elgin HS and St. Charles North HS.  Recently, Cal’s Angels and the St. Charles Comets joined forces to deliver “Playing Ball for a Cause” Program for 9U to 18U teams, this partnership will give fast pitch softball players a way to get involved with their community and support Cal’s Angels mission.

Kelly Brown, tournament director, shares his thoughts on the well-played tournament, “I would like to thank everybody who played, coached, worked and came to watch.  Your teams and fans showed great support to each other and to the cause of making a wish to a sick child.  For that I cant say thank you enough.  I hope see your towns and even more teams next year.  Again thank you and congrats to all the boys.”

Congratulations to Tri-Cities team on winning the Cal’s Angels Summer Classic, raffle winners Alicia Taylor & Chris Sinatra, thank you to all of the players, coaches, parents and anyone who participated in the tournament and donated to Cal’s Angels!  Wanted to get involved? Visit calsangels.org or email ashley@calsangels.org.image (10)

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Tri-Cities took home the Cal’s Angels Summer Classic Tournament trophy.