EVENTS

The Mavs are active in the community and participate in several giveback events throughout the region.

Events and Programming - Past & Present

Mavs Events

Partnership with Fellowship of Christian Athletes

In 2021, the Mavs helped to coordinate a Fellowship of Christian Athletes camp for kids aged 6-12.  Hosted at Glendale Christian Church, this event allowed for training and instruction from current college players and coaches associated with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Queen City Crush.

2022 Tournament Information

5th Annual Opening Night with the Mavs

The MAVS celebrated our teams and shared a night of food, fun, and fellowship at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds on Sunday, February 20. An online auction along with a live auction and our Kids Live Auction event was held raising an additional $10,000 for the club. In the past, our funds from the event have been used for a Rawlings Pitching Machine, Rapsodo technology, further equipment needs for MAVS Indoor, and for the growth of our summer youth teams and High School age programming.  This year’s speaker featured a Q&A and introduction to our High School program.
Past guest speakers have included:  2021 – Ryan Carmack and Ryan Rodgers First collegiate players from the MAVS,  2020 – Logan Moon 6th round draft pick of the Kansas City Royals. 2019 – Mark Stratton, former Drury University Baseball Coach, and in 2018, Former Major League Baseball Pitcher Scott Bailes addressed our group.

2021 Mavs Toy Drive

The Midwest Mavs held a Toy Drive for Crosslines of Springfield. The Toy Drive resulted in four large donation boxes full of toys. The Mavs have multiple charitable functions throughout the year. The Toy Drive for Crosslines follows a successful campaign where almost $4,000 was raised for the Ozarks Food Harvest Backpack program.

Fundraiser for Ozarks Food Harvest 

Following a successful free tryout fundraiser in 2021, this year the MAVS decided to take voluntary donations for the Ozarks Food Harvest Backpack program.  The MAVS raised nearly $4,000 – enough to sponsor 10 school children on the Weekend Backpack Program for a full school year! We set out with a goal of sponsoring a whole “baseball team” of kids and as Ozarks Food Harvest said, we “Hit it out of the Park” with this fundraiser.
 We are proud to be a part of our community and give back to our community when we can.

Fundraiser for Officer Priebe 

Instead of taking tryout fees for our club, the MAVS decided to take voluntary donations for Officer Mark Priebe.  Officer Mark Priebe was injured in a senseless act of violence in the summer of 2020.  All told the MAVS raised over 2,200 for the Priebe family.  We are proud to be a part of our community and giving back to our community when we can. 

4th Annual Opening Night with the Mavs Held 

The MAVS celebrated our teams and shared a night of food, fun, and fellowship at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds on Sunday, February 21.   A Tracker ATV raffle was held with gross proceeds totaling over $42,000!  An online auction along with a live auction and our Kids Live Auction event was held raising an additional $6,000 for the club. In the past, our funds from the event have been used for a Rawlings Pitching Machine, Rapsodo technology, further equipment needs for MAVS Indoor, and for the growth of our summer youth teams and High School age programming.

Past guest speakers have included:  2021 – Ryan Carmack and Ryan Rodgers First collegiate players from the MAVS,  2020 – Logan Moon 6th round draft pick of the Kansas City Royals. 2019 – Mark Stratton, former Drury University Baseball Coach, and in 2018, Former Major League Baseball Pitcher Scott Bailes addressed our group.

 

Mavs Toy Drive

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MAVS Toy Drive

In December 2020, the Mavs coordinated a Toy Drive for Crosslines.  For over 40 years Crosslines has provided a FREE Toy Store for families struggling to provide for their family during the holidays. The Mavs were able to fill four large boxes totaling nearly 150 toys and $100 in cash to help provide 50 meals in the 3-day toy drive.  The Mavs proudly support the efforts of Crosslines during the holidays.

Monday Night Minis

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Monday Night Minis 

The MIDWEST MAVS were proud to be the initial partner of US Baseball Park’s youth baseball tee-ball (ages 4-6) and coach pitch (ages 7-8) program called Monday Night Mini’s.

Held at US Baseball Park in Ozark, Missouri. US Baseball Park will be transformed from one large stadium field for up to five fields of tee-ball and coach pitch action. The MAVS are excited to partner and support US Baseball Park in growing the game of baseball.  The MAVS have always supported and will continue to support youth baseball efforts when they can.

10th Anniversary

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MAVS 10th Anniversary

Our MAVS teams wore a special 10th-anniversary logo patch on jerseys for the 2020 season. The logo pays tribute to the original round logo, recognizes the club’s past with the traditional and original gray-colored MAVS “M” and embodies the future with the modern Monte the MAV logo mark along with a Season 10 script using the original and still used MAVS font.

The 2020 season will be a special year for the club as we compete at all youth age levels (7U through 14U ) and also have formed a high school-aged summer team at the 16U/15U age level.

To all the players, families, coaches, volunteers of past and present, we thank you for your support of our club!