One of Michael’s greatest moments was in Enid, Oklahoma – site of the NJCAA Baseball National Championship.
In his memory; the Coaches Champion Trophy will forever be named after him. Here is a picture of the 2014 trophy which will be presented to the coaching staff of the championship team at the end of the competition.
A beautiful tribute!
Michael was pictured in the Enid Newspaper after his passing on Wednesday, April 2nd and the information included with the photo.
Michael Collins of Heartland (Ill.) Community College is shown pulling into third during the 2011 Division II NJCAA World Series at David Allen Memorial Ballpark. Collins died Wednesday due to injuries suffered when the car he was riding in was struck by a drunk driver early Saturday in Illinois. He was remembered by Heartland coach Nate Metzger as a “kid that would put a smile on anybody’s face.”
(Staff File Photo by BILLY HEFTON)
MCStrong as of 6/8 had raised more money than the next 4 teams combined. What started off as a $1000.00 goal has ballooned into over 4400.00 in honor of Michael for MADD. Wow!
They lead the field that currently has raised over $32,000.00 for the organization. Pictures will be posted from the event later this evening we hope.
Thank you again for all the wonderful support monetary and otherwise.
Here are the top 5 teams for the Homer Glen event. Michael would have it no other way.
- #MCstrong – $4,434.00
- TEAM JACK – $1,570.00
- KEVIN IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER – $900.00
- Team Beef – $775.00
- Canzoneri Family – $759.00
Michael’s story was on page 16 of the 5/19 edition of Sports Illustrated….. Michael is smiling that big smile for certain in heaven!