|California Lookouts Foundation|
|The specific purposes for which this nonprofit corporation was formed are to educate and develop amateur athletes in order to prepare them for play in national or international amateur baseball competition. The teams in the organization play tournaments and games in Southern California, Henderson, Nevada, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Omaha, Nebraska and Utah. The organization is providing education and instruction for eight teams with players ranging in age from 9-18 years old. The instruction and coaching is done by both paid staff (independent contractors) and volunteers. This work constitutes approximately 90% of the organization's activities. In addition to education and participation in amateur baseball competition, members of the organization will also perform community service and volunteer work. The baseball players and organizers will contribute to the organization's goals by fundraising efforts through sponsored baseball games, yard sales, and obtaining personal corporate sponsors. The community service/volunteer work and fundraising efforts will constitute approximately 10% of the organization's activities.|
13U LOOKOUTS PLAY FRIENDLY AGAINST KOREAN NATIONAL LITTLE LEAGUE
The Lookouts 13U team participated in the 3rd Annual Friendly Game with the Korean National Little League Team at Canyonside Park. Their annual visit prepares the squad for international competition during this summer's Asia Pacific pool play in hopes of reaching the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA. Series Record: Lookouts 2 - KNLL 1
13U LOOKOUTS RED HOST FRIENDLY AGAINST SOUTH KOREAN NATIONAL TEAM
The 13U Lookouts Red hosted a friendly game against the South Korean National Team at Canyonside Park in Rancho Penasquitos on Wednesday, February 11th. Last August, the South Korean National Team won the Little League World Series, defeating Jackie Robinson West Little League in the International Championship Game.
Lookouts Red 7 South Korea 6.
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LOOKOUTS HALLOWEEN GAMES 2015
On Saturday, October 31st, 2015, the 13U and 14U Lookouts participated in the 2nd Annual Halloween Game. Members from the 14U Lookouts and the 13U Lookouts competed in full costume. To view pictures from the game, click on the below links:
On Saturday, October 31st, 2015, the 11U Lookouts participated in the 2nd Annual Halloween Game. Members from the 11U Lookouts Black and 11U Lookouts Red competed in full costume. To view pictures from the game, click on the below links:
LOOKOUTS HALLOWEEN GAME 2014
On Friday, October 31st, 2014, the 13U Lookouts participated in the 1st Annual Halloween Game. Members from the 13U Lookouts Black and the 13U Lookouts Red competed in full costume. To view pictures from the game, click on the below links:
11TH ANNUAL "ON THE FIELD" WITH THE TOREROS
10TH ANNUAL "ON THE FIELD" WITH THE TOREROS
LOOKOUTS FUNDRAISER NIGHT AT THE BURGER JOINT
9TH ANNUAL "ON THE FIELD WITH THE AZTECS"
YOCHANAN SEBASTIAN WINSTON PLAYS NATIONAL ANTHEM AT PETCO PARK
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MUSACCO WINS PADRES TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP OF MLB PITCH, HIT & RUN COMPETITION
With the win, Joseph will be ranked nationwide. The top three competitors nationwide will compete in a final competition at the MLB All-Star Game in Phoenix, AZ. Joseph qualified to compete in the Padres Team Championship by being one of the top three competitors in the 13/14 age group within the Padres market (Southern California, Nevada and Hawaii).
8TH ANNUAL "ON THE FIELD WITH THE AZTECS"
"ART OF INFIELDING" CLINIC A HUGE SUCCESS
7TH ANNUAL "ON THE FIELD WITH THE AZTECS" A HUGE SUCCESS
COACH FRED AND GM JED
6th Annual "On The Field With The Aztecs"
The California Lookouts witnessed history on Friday, May 8th as All American pitcher Stephen Strasberg pitched a “no hitter” in blanking the Air Force Academy 5-0 in his final home start of the season. The sellout crowd at Tony Gwynn Stadium were favored with a near flawless performance by the projected number one pick in the upcoming Major League Baseball draft.
Lookouts players had the opportunity to meet both San Diego State and Air Force players during pregame warm-ups. Aztec Head Coach Tony Gwynn chatted with Lookouts Coach Fred Zarcilla, signed autographs and expressed his appreciation to our organization for our continued support of the Aztec baseball program.
During the National Anthem, Aztecs and Lookouts players, wearing their black/red attire, stood together proudly representing their teams and organizations well.
To view photos of Friday's event, click on the below link:
5th Annual "On The Field With The Aztecs" A Huge Success
On Saturday, February 23rd, 2008, Lookouts players joined the
The Aztec bats were “alive” this night as they pummeled the Toreros 15-2.
We hope Lookouts players, parents and friends enjoyed our annual event!
Coach E, Coach Z and KT
LOOKOUTS STEP UP TO PLATE IN EFFORT TO HELP THOSE IN THE COMMUNITY
The SD County Wildfires of last week adversely affected the local SD community, including many of the families in the Lookouts organization. In particular, one current Lookouts family lost their home in Rancho Bernardo & the grandmother of another current Lookouts family lost her home in Rancho Bernardo. The outpouring of support from within the Lookouts family to members in the community over the last week has been incredible. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
The ballplayers & their families were involved in the following community-help activities last week: Creekside Elementary Kids Korps Free Store, sifter creation to help with clean-up efforts at home sites & clean-up in Rancho Bernardo on Saturday.
Below is a short summary of the events. The list is not inclusive, as a few of the Lookouts families joined their church groups or other associated groups on Friday & Saturday in providing local residents with cleaning supplies, clean-up assistance, etc.
* Creekside Elementary Kids Korps Free Store: The donations for Kid-Korps were overwhelming. 6 vehicles stuffed with donations from Lookouts families left Joy Roger's house Saturday morning at . In total, through donations contributed by those in the community, including those from within the Lookouts organization, 65 families were able to shop to start rebuilding their homes and lives. Leftover items have been stored and they will have a similar event in 2 weeks.
* Approximately 20 Lookouts players and family members helped make sifters at the Reilly's house on Friday. They worked alongside the Mt. Carmel Swim Team and the Rancho Bernardo Girl’s Basketball Team. Jill Reilly estimates that about 100 sifters were made and delivered into the community.
* Gilliland work party. Approximately 35 Lookouts ballplayers and family members helped clean-up & sift through the debris at the Gilliland home & their neighboring homes in Rancho Bernardo on Saturday. Ballplayers sifted through the rubble and debris in an effort to locate any salvageable valuables.
As stated in an e-mail to the Lookouts families from one wishing to thank the families for their support and assistance, "[t]he Lookouts are more than just a baseball organization, they are a family that understands that baseball is a stepping stone to greater and more important things."
LIFE WITH REILLY
LOOKOUTS FOUNDATION SPONSORS LOCAL LITTLE LEAGUE TEAM
Front Row (left to right): Kevin, Trevor, Grant, Brody, Brandon & Corey.
Back Row (left to right): Julie Prows, Manager Doug Hylton, Patrick, Cameron, Douglas, Justin, TJ, Jameson, Coach Ernie Pyle & Coach Craig Unger.
ANNUAL LOOKOUTS AZTEC EVENT A HUGE SUCCESS
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA vs. SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY, Saturday, February 17th at Tony Gwynn Stadium on the San Diego State University campus; game time 6 pm.
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OH MY! COACH FRED REPRESENTING!
JOSH MONKS RECOGNIZED BY PADRES AT PETCO PARK
Josh Monks, 14U Lookouts, was honored Tuesday, September 12th by the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park for his efforts in creating a Miracle League complex in San Diego. The Miracle League is a non-profit organization that began in 1998 when the Rockdale Youth Baseball Association (RYBA) decided to further its mission of providing opportunities for all children to play baseball regardless of their ability. As of 2005, the league has expanded to 32 fields in the
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Lookouts Foundation Sponsors Local Little League Team
The California Lookouts Foundation sponsored the Carmel Mountain Ranch Little League Minor Nationals for the Spring 2006 season.
Front row from left: Sam Acosta, Nick Romano, Brody Prows and Alex McEneany
Middle row from left: Shawn Million, Spencer Pequegnat, Matt Devine, Trevor England and Shawn Shi
Back row from left: Julie Prows, Coach Phillip England, Austin Matheny, Coach John Romano, Nick Gilliam and Manager Donnie Gilliam
14U & 13U Lookouts Volunteer at San Diego Food Bank
On Saturday, November 12th, the California Lookouts 14U & 13U teams volunteered at the San Diego Food Bank. Brett Ackerman, Anthony Austria, Christian Carter, Devin Garrett, Jordan Godwin, Max Homick, Zach McCoy, Alex Moffit, Kyle Plutchak, Carter Prows, Max Pugh, Nathan Russell, Chad Smith, Shane Thomas, Nick Troyer, Matt Tyree, Michael Urbach, and JJ Vincent assembled 480 boxes of cereal, juice, and canned goods that were distributed to local San Diego Charities. At the conclusion of the event, the Lookouts were treated to a visit inside the Food Bank’s “big” fridge, with a temperature at 10 degrees below 0. The chilling situation helped the 14U Lookouts later Saturday afternoon as they defeated the West Coast Players at Oceanside High School, giving Coach Zarcilla his first victory as a Lookouts manager.
12U & 11U Lookouts Volunteer at San Diego Food Bank
On Saturday, October 22nd, the California Lookouts 12U & 11U teams volunteered at the San Diego Food Bank. Kyle Abblitt, Jake Brosemer, JP DeGasperis, Tyler Evans, Daniel Farkas, Adam Francavilla, Jack Leahy, Bryan Low, Clint Mihm, Taylor Miller, Jacob Monks, Josh Monks (13U), Brandon Nelson, Anthony Phillips, Lawrence Pimentel, Hunter Rogers, and Ryan Sullivan assisted in dividing up various types of canned food and drink that were distributed to 14 local San Diego Charities. In addition, the Lookouts created gift bags, consisting of food items, that were distributed to local senior communities. Thank you to the above Lookouts players and families for participating in this community outreach event with the San Diego Food Bank!
CALIFORNIA LOOKOUTS "FIELD OF DREAMS"
On Tuesday, May 16, 2006 the Lookouts 11U, 12U, 13U & 14U teams, along with parents and friends, gathered at Tony Gwynn Stadium on the San Diego State University campus to watch the SDSU Aztecs take on the nationally ranked #2 Cal State Fullerton Titans.
The Lookouts players were treated to a pre-game visit with the Aztecs players and coaches before joining them “on the field” during the National Anthem. Lookouts Coach Fred Zarcilla spent time with Aztec Coach Tony Gwynn prior to the start of the game, sharing stories of their college days and “talkin’ baseball.” Coach Gwynn expressed his appreciation for the Lookouts support for the past three years and hoped the Aztecs could bring home a “win” against the Titans.
The highlight of the evening occurred when the Lookouts players led the crowd in the singing of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the 7th inning stretch. Their voices were “loud and proud,” prompting a SDSU rally and a come from behind victory over the Titans.
Final Score: Aztecs 9 Titans 8.
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California Lookouts - "Field of Dreams"
On Saturday, February 5, 2005, the Lookouts 11U, 12U and 13U teams, along with parents and friends, gathered at Tony Gwynn Stadium on the San Diego State University campus to watch the San Diego State Aztecs play the nationally ranked #1 University of Texas Longhorns.
The Lookouts players were invited to "take the field" and join with the Aztec players during the National Anthem. The 11U and 12U Lookouts stood with the Aztecs at the various positions in the infield/outfield while the 13U Lookouts assembled on the third base line.
Before the festivities, the University of Texas pitching coach and former 17-year Major League Baseball pitcher Greg Swindell, spoke to the Lookouts and shared some words of wisdom.
In addition, prior to the opening pitch, Lookouts Coach Fred Zarcilla had the opportunity to talk with college friend, Aztec head baseball coach, and future Hall of Fame outfielder Tony Gwynn. Coach Gwynn stated he was extremely impressed by the Lookouts, and expressed his appreciation to the Lookouts for supporting the Aztec baseball program.
Although the Longhorns hooked the Aztecs on this sunny Saturday afternoon, a good time was had by all. It was great day to watch college baseball along with a memorable day for the Lookouts!