Longmont ball actor raises income for summer stay with eye on a pros – Longmont Times

January 22, 2018 - summer camp

Parker Lewis’s GoFundMe

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When 16-year-old Parker Lewis got a email from his ball manager vouchsafing him know he had warranted a mark during a prestigious Stanford ball stay this summer, it was a bittersweet moment.

“I review it and we went ‘You know what, with a cost of summer ball and all that, we don’t know how it’s going to work.’ And we asked my mom and she pronounced ‘I don’t know if we can do it since we don’t have a lot of money’ so we pronounced OK and pronounced I’d consider of some ways and asked my aunt what we can do and she came adult with a GoFundMe,” Lewis said.

Parker Lewis holding batting swings during a Sport Stable in Superior on Friday morning. He admits he competence not be an quot;amazingquot; player, nonetheless hopes to

Lewis’s thought is to play ball professionally one day. Playing in front of 43 collegiate coaches during a Stanford stay is critical since it will get him one step closer to personification during a college in dual years, a Longmont High tyro said.

But a four-day stay requires a $1,100 entrance price that would cover lodging, airfare, travel once in California and food. Lewis and his aunt Stacey Courtney started a GoFundMe, seeking people to present $3,200 to cover a entrance price and airfare, stay and travel costs for his grandfather, who skeleton to accompany Lewis as his compulsory adult guardian.

As of Sunday afternoon, Lewis had lifted about $900 of his $3,200 goal.

Lewis’s mom was a singular operative mom nonetheless she was in a rollover automobile collision only before a Christmas mangle and suffered a serious mind damage that has left her incompetent to work for a time being, Courtney said.

“I pronounced we had listened of GoFundMes being used for sports and so we pronounced ‘Let’s give it a whirl,'” pronounced Courtney, who is a younger sister of Lewis’s mother. “I told him we would set it adult and do all of that nonetheless he had to write his possess story so he did.”

Courtney, who co-owns Othermama’s Bakery during 237 Collyer St. with her mother, Brenda Lehenbauer, pronounced that they have set out a tip jar to go toward Lewis’s GoFundMe.

“And it’s removing flattering full,” she said.

Lewis pronounced that even nonetheless he warranted a mark during a Stanford camp, he wouldn’t specify himself as an extraordinary ball actor … yet.

“I wouldn’t give people a thought that I’m one of a improved players. I’m only somebody who wants to get serve and takes a opportunities to do that,” Lewis said. “There are some kids who are extraordinary ball players and we don’t consider I’m there yet, nonetheless we wish to work for that and we consider this is a good event to strech out to some coaches for a destiny as we keep removing better.”

Courtney pronounced her nephew is a good child with a 3.8 GPA in propagandize who picks adult his dual younger siblings from propagandize before streamer to ball practice. She pronounced her whole family is perplexing to support Lewis’s dream of personification ball professionally.

“This day and age, you’ve got to let kids dream, since there is so most — between wiring and negativity — we got to let them dream and assistance them get there and never give adult on those dreams,” she said.

Karen Antonacci: 303-684-5226, antonaccik@times-call.com or twitter.com/ktonacci

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