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Category Archives: Vontes Voice

New Year, New Lost Boyz Inc.

Happy New Year All I hope that as you move from 2015 into 2016 that you are of good spirit and cheer, and that you have a solid plan for this year to come.  Lost Boyz had a lot of highlights in 2015, from another 10U League Championship by the South Shore Reds, to honoring […]

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There is a Light in This Darkness

Hello Friends, I come to you this month with a heavy heart and clouded mind. Why you ask? The senseless violence towards children in Chicago. In all my life and all my years, through the good and bad, I have never been more mortified than I was when I heard Tyshawn’s story. For me, this […]

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Growth Beyond Expectations

Hello Everyone, I am very excited to be back in the newsletter writing to you.  First Happy New Year, I hope 2015 has gotten off to a great start for you….has it ever for Lost Boyz!  I am proud to report to you that everything is on an uptick, with the exception of funding that […]

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Personal Sovereignty (May 2014 Newsletter)

Hello all, May of 2014 has been a phenomenal month, historic even.  Spring Training ended and we entered the beginning of the season.  The Patriots at 2-3 and the Reds at 2-2 have gotten us off to a decent start.  I am excited to see the Yankees, Royals, and Lady Thunder teams get going on […]

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Standing in the Sun (April 2014 Newsletter)

Prejudice comes from being in the dark; sunlight disinfects it.                                           MUHAMMAD ALI, Jan Sutton’s 1000 Pocket Positives What you are thinking about, you are becoming.                       […]

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Out With the Old, In With the New (March 2014 Newsletter)

Hi again all,   I cannot believe it is already Spring!!  Winter Clinic was a success, 10-15 of our players stayed engaged over 8 weeks improving their academic performance, enhancing their understanding of baseball, sharpening their physical ability, and preparing to tackle social issues in their community like violence head on.  I am very proud […]

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A Month for Love (February 2014 Newsletter)

Hello all, glad you survived Thunder Snow, especially as we rename Chicago to ChiArctica due to this brutalizing winter season.  It has been difficult this first six weeks to sustain our annual Winter Clinic program, but our boys, coaches, parents, volunteers, and Board members have toughed it out.  We are off to a great start […]

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The Promise of Opportunity (January 2014 Newsletter)

Hello again all and Happy New Year. Last I spoke to you it was in anticipation of the coming New Year and the importance of understanding our individual and collective opportunities to reset some things in our lives. To update you the reset for Lost Boyz has been tremendous, from Coach Ronald Shifman coming in from […]

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The Reset Button

Hello again all, I would be remiss if I did not first wish all readers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  As the days inch closer for the start of our Winter Clinic, I can barely maintain my excitement.  Winter Clinic is a time that we bring in new rookies and welcome back our […]

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Let Your Light Shine

Hi again and welcome back!!!  It has been a short time, but seems like ages since the baseball season ended. I have a lot of exciting news for you, as so many things are happening at Lost Boyz that we are ecstatic about.  We have increased our pool of professional volunteers, which will vastly improve […]

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