CNMSBL vs. (Women's Pro Fast Pitch) Chicago Bandits in "Battle of the Sexes" Charity Fast Pitch Softball game--July 21st in Rosemont--benefits Les Turner ALS Foundation
Looking for additional players for this charity exhibition, willing to fundraise to play in the game. Minimum of $500 raised to play. All money goes to ALS.
7 inning game, 2 players per field position, minimum of 3 innings on the field and at least 1 at bat. Uniform provided. Fun had by all. Priceless opportunity.
Any/All Sponsors appreciated too. Contact Ross Wolfson at 847-942-8294 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Max Reising, 773-793-8713
FILM COMPANY BLENDS CROWD FUNDING AND TALENT SEARCH
Transforming Novel into Motion Picture May Feature Local Athletes and Acting Talent. First tryouts scheduled for this Saturday May 23rd & Sunday May 24th have been postponed and will be held Aug 6-9th during the CNMSBL Regional Father and Son Tournament exact times and locations tba . Participants in the tournament will able to try out for the movie. For more information contact Max Reising at 773-793-8713 .
Baseball fans in and around Chicagoland as well as Wisconsin and Michigan can now directly participate in a crowd funding initiative that incorporates a talent search by nominating baseball players to play key roles in a movie titled Last At Bat, based on a novel by Mark Donahue. The initiative, titled the Search for Dylan Michael, (the story’s key character) will seek baseball players from the ages of 8-25 to play Dylan in various stages of his life. Crowd funding has become a standard form of raising capital for film makers and other entrepreneurs. In 2013 alone, crowd funding raised over $5.1 billion world-wide. Spike Lee, Tom Hanks, Zack Braff and others have turned to crowd funding whereby fans donate money to a film in exchange for gifts and other perks.
As part of this crowd funding project, persons donating at least $50 at www.LastAtBatTheMovie.com have the option of giving themselves, friends, children and others a printed invitation to attend baseball tryouts that will lead to acting auditions and screen tests for the three baseball players needed to portray Dylan Michael. The 3 winners will each receive a $5,000 acting fee, and up to 150 players – girls/boys/men/women of all ages – are needed to play teammates and opponents in the film. Men and women are also needed to play coaches, umpires, extras and other roles.
Last at Bat is a comeback story about star-crossed major league baseball star Dylan Michael, who the world believes was killed in a horrific plane crash. But Dylan somehow survived. With the support and devotion of a small southern town he recaptures his on-the-field greatness under a new identity. Producer/author Mark Donahue and Director Jijo Reed embarked on a talent search after Hollywood casting calls did not yield results. Said Reed, “We found good actors, but few could play baseball which is a requirement of the script. Rather than using stand-ins we decided to find young men who can really play the game.” Added Donahue, “I was watching the Little League World Series, and the young men were not only great players but during interviews they were articulate, funny and had that athletic swagger we wanted. They were also hams, but in a good way. So, we decided why not get the real thing?”
Several rounds of tryouts will occur. Times, dates and locations will be announced on www.LastAtBatTheMovie.com. A second round of tryouts is planned for July, with final casting selections to be made around September 1, 2015. “While crowd funding is not new, we wanted to add a twist to the process,” said Donahue. “We want to reach out to baseball fans who we hope, through their donations, will help us make the next great baseball film. But, we also wanted those same fans to either enter the competition themselves or nominate someone they think should be in the film -- a son, nephew, or a daughter.” (Mr. Donahue emphasized that this crowd funding project is not a paid-to-audition initiative, as donors will be given the option to nominate anyone they feel could portray Dylan Michael or other roles.)
With offers to sell his story to Hollywood studios, Mr. Donahue decided financing his film through crowd funding would allow him to retain creative control. To learn more about the tryouts, visit www.LastAtBatTheMovie.com, or MarkrDonahue.com.
Midwest Regional Manager
Illinois, Michigan & Wisconsin
MONDAY JUNE 29TH
6:00 PM HERITAGE 1 55 YANKEES 2 @ 55 JAYS 14
8:45 PM HERITAGE 1 BLACKJACKS 4 @ 25 WHITE SOX 7
TUESDAY JUNE 30TH
6:15 PM OAKTON 35 ROYALS 6 @ 35 DEVILS 2
8:45 PM OAKTON NATURALS 4 @ 35 YANKEES 7
6:00 PM HERITAGE 1 FANATICS 0 @ 55 MUDVILLE9 4
8:45 PM HERITAGE 1 GRIZZLIES 1 @ 55 RIVERBANDITS 4
8:30 PM BENSENVILLE WOODPECKERS 13 @ 35 WHITE SOX 14
WEDNESDAY JULY 1ST
6:15 PM OAKTON PHILLIES 0 @ REDS 6
8:45 PM OAKTON CHIEFS 8 @ 45 ORIOLES 5
6:00 PM BENSENVILLE 45 RIVERBANDITS 2 @ 45 WHITE SOX 14
8:30 PM BENSENVILLE 45 ROYALS 2 @ REDHAWKS 1
THURSDAY JULY 2ND
6:00 PM HERITAGE 1 1917 WHITE SOX 8 @ TITANS 11
8:45 PM HERITAGE 1 NATURALS 8 @ 35 DEVILS 7
6:15 PM OAKTON 45 JAYS 11 @ 45 CUBS 0
8:45 PM OAKTON BRAVES 9 @ 35 ORIOLES 6
6:00 PM BENSENVILLE 6:00 PM PATRIOTS 6 @ 60 MUDVILLE9 7
8:30 PM BENSENVILLE 8:30 PM 35 CUBS 12 @ 35 A's 3
FRIDAY JULY 3RD NO GAMES
SATURDAY JULY 4TH NO GAMES
SUNDAY JULY 5TH NO GAMES
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