When The Going Gets Tough, Don’t Give Up

by Lexus Jackson-Watkins Alianan Alcala (#9) from the Hallison Park Phillies baseball team is the only female on her team. She has been playing for 3 years but wishes she started sooner so she could be a better player now. Her dad is also a Coach for the Hallison Park Phillies. He is the one who got her interested and …

Heart Of The Game and Heart For The Players

by Lexus Jackson-Watkins Lavonte Stewart is a Baseball Coach for the Lost Boyz Inc. Predators boy baseball team. He is a well known respected Coach. The Predators played a very good game on  July. 7, 2018 against Hallison Park Phillies this wasn’t the two teams first encounter and Lavonte said he admires the other team coach. The Predators walked away …

Introducing TRUTH TALK, an ASM/Lost Boyz podcast

The J-Team is exploring different types of podcasting formats and have collaborated on a new podcast called “TRUTH TALK.” The program seeks to have real discussions on real issues while getting community feedback. Take a listen!

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Webby Awards

“Established in 1996 during the Web’s infancy, The Webbys is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS)—a 2000+ member judging body. The Academy is comprised of Executive Members—leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities—and Associate Members who are former Webby Winners, Nominees and other Internet professionals….

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February 2018 Spotlight – Ashawntee Blackman

Ashawntee Blackman is our February participant spotlight player. Ashawntee attends Edward Coles Language Academy and is currently in the sixth grade. Her favorite subject is math because this subject challenges her to study more; she enjoys helping and assisting her classmates who struggle with math too. Ashawntee has been playing with Lost Boyz since the summer of 2017. She had …

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Lost Boyz Awarded Nike Community Impact Grant

Nike is proud to announce the latest round of grant recipients for the Nike Community Impact Fund (NCIF), an innovative approach to grant-making that engages committees composed of Nike employees and store athletes to help award grants to nonprofit organizations in the communities where they live and work. The community store in Chicago awarded $50,000 via grants of $5,000 to …

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Teen Battling Lymphoma Gives to LostBoyz

LUKAS Lukas is a seventeen year old battling Lymphoma. For his Bear Hug, Lukas, an avid baseball player, decided instead of using the $500 budget on himself, he wanted to give the gift of baseball to a team in need. Deeply touched by Lukas’ request, we reached out to our friends at the Chicago White Sox to see if they could …

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June Spotlight – Na’Kasha Smith

Na’Kasha Smith, aka Kasha, is 12 years old and currently a 7th grader at Horace Mann Elementary. She is a member of the Lady Boltz team and has been playing with Lost Boyz for the past 3 years when our inaugural girls’ softball team was created. Her mom is actually the organization’s Head Softball Coach! Kasha mainly pitches for the …

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February Spotlight – Lavon’ya

Meet this month’s spotlight, Lavon’ya Morgan! Lavon’ya is a member of our Lady Thunder team and she’s new this year. Her little brother plays for Lost Boyz and that’s how she came to be part of the family. She also said she just wanted to try something new! This 14 year old is currently an 8th grader at Beasley Elementary. …