“The World Baseball Academy is invaluable to the Fort Wayne community. The kids may enter the dugout as kids, but they leave as leaders.

“People in Fort Wayne should rally around the campaign to raise money for the WBA because the WBA is a separator, a difference maker for the young people of Fort Wayne.”


Eric Wedge,

MLB Manager, Seattle Mariners



$250,000 & Above ---  Hall of Fame Level

Lutheran Health Network

Tim & Libby Ash

English, Bonter, Mitchell Foundation

Jim & Mary Beth Ash


$100,000 - $249,999  ---  Champion Level

Chuck & Lisa Surack and Sweetwater

Linda & Brad Kimmel

McMillen Foundation

Steel Dynamics Foundation

Weigand Construction


$50,000 - $99,999  ---    MVP Level

Edward M. & Mary McCrea Wilson Foundation

Journal Gazette Foundation

Keith Busse

Automotive Color & Supply Corporation

Clarence L. & Edith B. Schust Foundation


$25,000 - $49,999  ---    Gold Glove Level

Fort Wayne Metals

M.E. Raker Foundation

Old National Bank


$10,000 - $24,999  ---    All-Star Level

Don McArdle Family

Lake City Bank


Poinsatte-Altman Foundation

R&C Fence, Inc.

Brooks Construction Co., Inc.


$5,000 - $9,999  ---   Major League Level

Crosby Excavating, Inc.

Aegon TransAmerican

Mutual of Omaha

Physicians Health Plan

Principal Financial Group Foundation, Inc.

Wells Fargo Foundation

Riverside Manufacturing

Fort Wayne TinCaps

David & Kristin Kolpien

Caleb & Kristen Kimmel

iAB Financial Bank

The Motz Group

Design Collaborative

ForeSight Consulting, LLC

Penney & Rick Phillips


$2,500 - $4,999  ---   Grand Slam Level

Barrett McNagny

Katz, Sapper, Miller, LLP

Jim & Patty Krafcheck 

Howard P. Arnold Foundation


$1,000 - $2,499 ---   Home Run Club Level

Lincoln Benefit Company             Jon Hicks

Bradley Company                        Lee & Deanna DeTurk

Ambassador Enterprises             Raymond James Financial   

Summit City Spartans                 San Diego Padres

Phil & Lynda Houk                      Ron & Linda Buskirk

Jim & Ann Underwood                Kristin Packnett 

Marcia & John Crawford             Brady Benefits & Assoc., LLC

Fort Wayne Sports Foundation    Sandi & Greg MacDonald 

Office Concepts, Inc.                  Burt, Blee, Dixon, Sutton, & Bloom


$1 - $999  ---   WBA Fan Club Level

Thank you to the numerous individuals and companies supporting our efforts!