“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

Jim & Mary Beth Ash

English, Bonter, Mitchell Foundation


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

Chuck & Lisa Surack and Sweetwater

McMillen Foundation

Steel Dynamics Foundation


$50,000 - $99,999  ---    MVP Level

Wilson Foundation

Journal Gazette Foundation

Keith Busse

Schust Family Foundation


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

Fort Wayne Metals

M.E. Raker Foundation


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

Keith Byers

Don McArdle

Lake City Bank

Star Bank

Old National Bank

Pointsatte-Altman Foundation


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

Brad & Linda Kimmel

Aegon TransAmerican

Mutual of Omaha

Physicians Health Plan (PHP)

The Principal Financial Group

Wells Fargo Foundation

Riverside Manufacturing

Fort Wayne TinCaps

David & Kristin Kolpien

Caleb & Kristen Kimmel

iAB Bank


$1,000 - $4,999  ---   Home Run Club Level

Jim & Patty Krafcheck                 Lincoln Benefit Company

Kristin Packnett                          Lee & Deanna DeTurk

Ambassador Enterprises             Katz, Sapper, & Miller CPA Firm

Jim & Ann Underwood                Burt, Blee, Dixon, Sutton, & Bloom

Phil & Lynda Houk                      Ron & Linda Buskirk

Barrett McNagny                        Howard P Arnold Foundation

John & Marcia Crawford             Penney & Rick Phillips

Fort Wayne Sports Foundation


$1 - $999  ---   WBA Fan Club Level

Thank you to the Numerous Individuals supporting our efforts!