This is Mackinnon Homeniuk!!!When it comes to his dreams... Mack is an amazing, driven, and committed 19yr old from Nanaimo, BC.
Mack has been Signed as a Starting pitcher, and selected to attend college in California at the Lassen College in Susanville, California. He was selected all the way from Vancouver Island, when there were over 1,000 State-local great ball players for the coach to choose from!!!! The problem is, this school is expensive. Mackinnon does not come from a wealthy home by any means. His Mom, Carla, is a single parent with MULTIPLE medical issues, and has gone above and beyond to make sure her children are provided for, no matter her sacrifice. Working when she was too sick to do so. And somehow managing to keep Mack in the highest level of baseball he can play.
Mac has been given less than 30 days to raise $18,000.00CAD in order to move to the next step in pursuit of his dream to one day play in the MLB!! If he is unable to do so, he will miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime!!!!
When I first met Mack, he was just a little boy who had never even picked up a baseball or glove. When my father and I set out to teach him baseball, he was so afraid of the ball he had to wear my hockey goalie mask for the first two weeks! and we were playing with tennis balls!!! Something about the game of baseball struck a chord in Mack. He was instantly hooked, and he put everything he had in him into making himself into a great player. It also helped that he seemed to just be a natural! Dad and I decided to coach little league together so we could continue his development with him on our team. The very first year he ever played baseball in a competitive environment, he was called up to sub at the next
level of play several times!
I can remember Mack in the backyard, hours on end spent pitching to me or my dad. Throwing himself groundballs off the shed walls, throwing balls in the air and hitting them, I watched him develop into the most amazing child, both on and off the field. On the field, he was a natural. He was already teaching others good habits, and in the dugout he was a natural leader. Off the field, he was a kind, empathetic little kid who knew the commitment it took to get to the top. He's kept his grades up, and has stayed committed to this dream every step of the way.
Mack has never slowed down. Now, 11 years Later he has the opportunity to attend a college that could propel him that final step to the MLB!
Mack has already raised $2,000.00 of the total himself. His family and friends have also helped raise another $2500.00 through donations and bottle drives etc.
We are asking you today to reach into your hearts and wallets, and remember every dream you've ever had NOT come true, simply because you lacked one simple, but key thing to get it going. We ask you to help us give an amazing young man the opportunity to chase a grand dream, that he just can't reach without a little help and support along the way.
Thank you and Warm wishes in advance for any donations!!!
*ANY and all monies collected will be deposited directly to Mack's account.
The organizer, nor anyone else will have access to these funds.
- Lana Kainz
- Georgia Oldfield
- Linda Sinclair
- Darlene Brebber
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