Northwoods League Foundation presents check to Wilton Youth Baseball

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Northwoods League Foundation presents check to Wilton Youth Baseball

Wilton receives $2,500 for ballpark improvements

Wilton, Wis. – Dan Kapanke, owner of the La Crosse Loggers, and Dick Radatz Jr., founder and chairman of the Northwoods League, traveled Tuesday, Feb. 13 to Wilton, Wis. to present the village with a $2,500 check on behalf of the Northwoods League Foundation to be used for ballpark improvements.

(L-R) Dan Kapanke; Brad Brandau; Tim Welch; Dick Radatz, Jr.

“I am honored to be part of the Northwoods League Foundation, and along with Dick Radatz, Jr., President of the Foundation, deliver a check to the Village of Wilton for ballpark improvements,” said Loggers owner Dan Kapanke.

A fundamental element of the Northwoods League Foundation is to fund projects that enhance the baseball experience in its respective communities, and this past November, the NWL Foundation Board approved a $2,500 grant for improvements to the baseball field backstop in Wilton.

“It’s great when the Northwoods League Foundation can reach out to the small communities in our footprint and help out with things like this.  A beautiful little ballpark in a wonderful setting,” said Radatz, Jr.

Kapanke also expressed his pleasure to be able to help out a small community.

“Dick and I were glad to meet with Wilton village president Tim Welch, as well as Lori Brueggen, village clerk, and Brad Brandau, trustee and youth baseball supporter,” Kapanke said. “Wilton has wonderful recreational facilities, and this check will help enhance what they already have in place.”


Northwoods League Foundation


The La Crosse Loggers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Entering its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 185 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR).  All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Loggers as your favorite team.


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