High School Baseball and Softball Challenge

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Are you ready for baseball season?! Join high school baseball and softball teams across the country in a challenge to see who can win the All 4 Lou Showdown and help the Live Like Lou Foundation strike out Lou Gehrig's disease.

The New York Yankees’ first baseman and Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig was an American sports icon long before he retired from baseball in 1939. It was his reaction to his greatest challenge—the fatal diagnosis of ALS—that made Gehrig a household name and a beacon of strength for all those facing the disease. His courage, determination, and gratitude inspire us to Live Like Lou.

Register your team (baseball or softball) to establish its fundraising page and rally your teammates to join your team and begin raising funds! Up for grabs in this showdown:

  • All individuals who raise $444 or more will receive a Live Like Lou baseball hat
  • All teams who raise $4,444 or more will receive 20 Live Like Lou t-shirts
  • The team with the most donors AND the team with the most dollars raised by the end of 2023 will receive a custom bat with the team’s logo and All 4 Lou Showdown 2023 engraved to display at your school. Check out a sample bat here!

Questions? Email us at info@livelikelou.org.

When someone is diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease, they are given a very short time to live... on average, two-to-five years. They learn that their ability to walk, talk, feed themselves, swallow, and ultimately breathe will end. They learn that there is no effective treatment. There is no cure. And they face an excruciating financial burden. One that often leaves families (and especially their children!) at a disadvantage for decades. ALS is not incurable, it's underfunded.

Check out our toolkit for teams for ideas and resources to hit a home run with your fundraising efforts.

About the Live Like Lou Foundation
The Live Like Lou Foundation was established in 2017 as a national nonprofit with a vision to leave ALS better than we found it. Named in honor of MLB Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig, Live Like Lou supports ALS families, funds emerging researchers seeking meaningful treatments and cures for ALS, and helps generate awareness of Lou Gehrig’s disease. In the face of his ALS diagnosis, Lou Gehrig continued to live his life with courage, determination, and gratitude... this is what we mean when we say, Live Like Lou.

In Lou’s memory, volunteers have served more than 300 ALS families through Live Like Lou. Additionally, more than $750,000 in grants to emerging ALS researchers have been made since our inception, and $300,000 in scholarships have been awarded to children in ALS families to pursue higher education.

Learn more about the Live Like Lou Foundation on our website at livelikelou.org.

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