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PROGRAM 15 Releases Preview of 2022 New Balance Future Stars Series U.S.-Based Signature Event Roadmap

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PROGRAM 15 Releases Preview of 2022 New Balance Future Stars Series U.S.-Based Signature Event Roadmap

Published on February 16, 2022

PROGRAM 15, the Official Global Grassroots Player Identification and Development Program for New Balance Baseball convened for their Future Stars Series organizational meetings in Houston last week to discuss their 2022 events calendar and program expansion details.

What began in the fall of 2016 as a grassroots initiative between New Balance Baseball and PROGRAM 15, the Future Stars Series has emerged as the gold standard for player identification and development events in the amateur baseball world. The organization has put a spotlight on over 70 MLB Draft Picks and International Signings along with hundreds of college-committed players who have participated in Future Stars Series events.

Jeremy Booth, CEO and President of the Future Stars Series, disclosed a preview to sports journalist and the organization’s lead writer Mike Ashmore that promises to make 2022 even bigger and better with the rollout of a new streamlined roadmap for player selections to the organization’s U.S. based signature events.

2022 Future Stars Series National Championships
Returning to Lake Charles, Louisiana this summer, the National Championship Tournaments are set for June 28th through July 24th. The highly anticipated annual event puts the spotlight on P15 Partner Program teams from across North America, crowning a true national champion from each high school age group. Players will be seen by major league scouts and college recruiters, and be evaluated by PROGRAM 15 Scouting staff for potential selection to Future Stars Series invitation-only Scouting and Development events.

2022 Future Stars Series National and Underclass Combines
This year’s National and Underclass Combines will also be held in Lake Charles during the National Championship Tournaments to provide maximum exposure for participating players. These combines serve as the selection round for this year’s U.S.-based Future Stars Series signature events. Participation is by invitation only and will be held the day prior to the National Championship Opening Ceremonies for each age group’s tournament series.

Player selection for this year’s Main Event and Underclass Elite signature events will immediately follow the crowning of the 2023 and 2024 classes National Tournament Champions. New Balance and Marucci are expected to be on-site for custom uniform, bat, and glove fitting for advancing players.

The National Championship Tournaments, as well as the National and Underclass Combines, will be covered by a full broadcast and social media team. Online streaming for the events will be available via GameKast Live.

2022 Future Stars Series Signature 3-Day Events (U.S.)

Main Event – The annual signature event is scheduled to return to Citi Field, home of the New York Mets. Currently set for July 29-31 but subject to change given the fluid nature of the MLB lockout, this invitation-only series features the best and brightest high school players from around the country who have been identified by PROGRAM 15’s National Scouting Staff through the National Combines.

Underclass Elite – The second annual edition of this signature event will feature the top 50 rising juniors and possibly sophomores selected from the Underclass Combines.

Fresh 50 – In its inaugural year, this signature event will showcase 50 rising sophomores and possibly freshmen selected from the Underclass Combines.

Dates and locations for the Underclass Elite and Fresh 50 will be confirmed as COVID restrictions and other factors are being determined. However, insiders are very optimistic for the return of select events to Fenway Park in Boston and a Future Stars Series debut at the famous Jackie Robinson MLB Training Complex in Vero Beach, Florida.

Players invited to compete in Future Stars Series Signature 3-day events will receive custom New Balance uniforms, apparel and limited edition, specially designed footwear. Marucci will be providing bats and gloves. Players will also receive G-Form protective gear of their choice, along with Franklin Batting Gloves.

Future Stars Series Foundation
The New Balance Future Stars Series is not just about discovering and developing the MLB Heroes of tomorrow. It’s about finding and developing the leaders of tomorrow by creating real opportunities where they don’t exist today: opportunities for education, opportunities to give back to their community …opportunities for a future.

Made possible through a partnership with the Future Stars Series Foundation, there is no cost to players selected to attend the signature events. Rather than paying a fee for a priceless experience, each player will have the opportunity to ‘give back’ by working with the foundation to raise money and awareness for various causes that directly impact communities.

The Future Stars Series Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable and philanthropic arm of the Future Stars Series. It was created to strengthen the organization’s ongoing commitment to provide all players regardless of background, financial situation, or location an opportunity of a lifetime they may not otherwise be able to afford.

Partner Program Update
A revised all-inclusive partner program is expected to be rolled out beginning the second half of 2022. Although full details have yet to be revealed, one feature has caught the attention of several organizations. While Regional Combines, which are open to players outside of partner programs, will still serve to identify players for potential invitations to National and Underclass Combines, players from partner programs will now be able to bypass the Regional Combine requirement provided they attended their organization’s Future Stars Series Scout Day.

“We’re extremely excited to utilize a model that we believe enhances already strong relationships and helps promote players from partner programs to colleges and all 30 big-league clubs,” said Jeremy Booth, CEO and President of the Future Stars Series.

“We’re grateful for the relationships that allow this to happen as the Future Stars Series initiatives continue to move forward in a big way. We’re doubly excited for our players who have not yet seen the national environment to participate whether with a partner program or not, and to be able to provide events where we can put them in competitive situations and further their development. We’re looking forward to the participation of those particular players before they ultimately return to their respective travel programs.”

To learn more about Future Stars Series visit https://FutureStarsSeries.com

ABOUT PROGRAM 15:
PROGRAM 15 boasts a faculty and staff that includes multiple Major League All-Stars and World Series veterans responsible for executing the New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series, an initiative between the two organizations to elevate the game of baseball by providing amateur players across all economic levels an opportunity to reach their full potential through the training, development, and guidance of former MLB players, scouts, and coaches. For more information on PROGRAM 15 and the Future Stars Series, visit www.futurestarsseries.com or @program15bb and @ftrstarsseries on Twitter.

ABOUT NEW BALANCE:
New Balance Athletics, headquartered in Boston, MA has the following mission: Demonstrating responsible leadership, we build global brands that athletes are proud to wear, associates are proud to create and communities are proud to host. Manufactured in the U.S. for more than 75 years and representing a limited portion of our U.S. sales, New Balance MADE U.S. is a premium collection that contains a domestic value of 70% or greater. New Balance owns and operates four factories in New England and one in Flimby, U.K. New Balance employs more than 7,000 associates around the globe and in 2020 reported worldwide sales of $3.3 billion. To learn more about New Balance, please visit www.newbalance.com and for the latest press information please visit https://newbalance.newsmarket.com.

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Medi-Share partners with Lestonnac Free Clinic for their “Wheels That Heal” Grand Opening

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Medi-Share partners with Lestonnac Free Clinic for their “Wheels That Heal” Grand Opening

Published on May 19, 2022

Medi-Share partnered with the Lestonnac Clinic to purchase a new mobile medical clinic and helped introduce their new “Wheels That Heal” mobile unit to reach the uninsured in southern California.

Christian Care Ministry/ Medi-Share, America’s leading health care sharing ministry saw a great need for a travelling medical clinic in many parts of southern California. This unit anticipates to reach over 2000 patients a year in a community with limited access to resources. This mobile medical clinic is state of the art, with the ability to provide free medical, vision, and dental care to the most vulnerable in southern California. Lestonnac is also partnering with the American Red Cross to provide additional resources and support after a local natural disaster.

When first introduced to the concept, Medi-Share appealed to its members nationwide to hit the goal and met the need.

“This mobile, freestanding clinic concept is a model that many other clinics can replicate across the country. Being able to get these resources into homeless encampments is life-changing to those who don’t have access to quality health care. Medi-Share is excited to be a part of this movement, and believes that efforts like this help us live out our vision of “Transforming society through the Biblical model of sharing.” -Evelio Silvera, VP of Communications and Government Affairs for Christian Care Ministry.

This mobile medical unit, “Wheels That Heal,” has been customized to harness every inch to its fullest potential. The generous layout has an exam room, waiting area, nurse station, and a restroom. It is equipped with an exam chair, which fully reclines, so it can be used for both medical and dental visits. The unit runs on solar power and is supplied with Wi-Fi to provide connection for virtual telemedicine visits. This equipment allows a patient’s appointment to be transmitted live to a remote volunteer provider, through a HIPAA-compliant connection, allowing for virtual medical consultations. This unit will further expand Lestonnac’s ability to provide health care services to patients in southern California, who previously lacked access to care.   

“It is such a privilege to be here to celebrate the grand opening of this mobile medical clinic. We would like to recognize Lestonnac Free Clinic and Medi-Share/Christian Care Ministry for all you have done to make this a reality. We have no doubt that our communities will benefit from your vision and initiative to go where there is a need. Our uninsured communities, our low income communities, the most vulnerable. Thank you so much and congratulations.” –Abigail Fachtmann Field Representaitve CA District 39 office of Young Kim

Lestonnac’s mission has always been to provide free health care services to low-income and uninsured residents in southern California. Through mobile expansions such as these, Lestonnac can bring that mission directly to those who need it most, right in their own community. Medi-Share is honored to partner alongside Lestonnac.

 To learn more about the Lestonnac Clinic visit: http://lestonnacfreeclinic.org/press

About Christian Care Ministry/ Medi-Share: Christian Care Ministry (CCM), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, based in Melbourne, FL, operates the Medi-Share program, a Christian health care sharing program that provides an affordable alternative to health insurance for faith-based consumers. Founded in 1993, Medi-Share currently serves over 400,000 members across America. For more information about Christian Care Ministry, Visit: https://mychristiancare.org/press.

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#1 Bestselling Author and English Confidence Coach Francisca Garcés Launches Here Signature Program The English Confidence Method

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#1 Bestselling Author and English Confidence Coach Francisca Garcés Launches Here Signature Program The English Confidence Method

Published on May 18, 2022

English Confidence Coach Francisca Garcés, MA to Help Ambitious Non-Native English speaking Professionals to achieve total fluency through confidence building with her signature program the English Confidence Method

Since the early stages of second language acquisition, students struggle to separate grammar notations from real-life English application and expression. Professionals and career-driven intermediate English speakers find it hard to use English as a tool for self-development and the uplevel of career and life opportunities in English-speaking countries and scenarios. 

According to Francisca, one of the ways to become a great speaker and leader in a professional field in your second language is confidence building. Language learning is not enough. There has to be an element of mindset involved when traveling abroad or developing yourself professionally in an English-speaking scenario. Through mastery of discomfort, and reprogramming your brain to take action and build small habits, growth, personal or professional, inevitably happens. 

Unfortunately, English learners are sometimes limited by the following thought: “I need to be in an English-speaking country to practice and master English communication skills.” And although this accelerates results, it is more about your willingness and sound immersion. Francisca did not grow up in an English-speaking country but had such passion and determination for language learning that she did not let that stop her. 

Inside her signature program, Francisca combines both her amazing English communication skills as a non-native English speaker and confidence expert and her life experience as a depression and anxiety survivor. So, she knows about transformation and action. Because as language learners and high-achieving professionals, we can’t rely on theory and excuses.

In order to remove limiting beliefs around English mastery, Francisca adds “It’s not about the country. It’s about you and your willingness to put in the work, step out of your comfort zone and stand out from the crowd with confidence. No matter the circumstances.” A belief she encourages to her students inside the English Confidence Method. 

The English Confidence Method is an accelerated method to help ambitious, high-achieving non-native intermediate English speaking professionals go from feeling frustrated with their English communication skills and limited in growth to confident, fluent, and conversational so that they can capitalize on life and career opportunities in an English speaking country or scenario.   

Dalila Bivolaru, a brilliant member of Francisca’s signature program, said “Thanks to participating in this course I got my visa for working in the US and, I have participated in different interviews with foreign companies and got a job for the summer, initiating conversations with people from different countries.” 

Francisca Garcés Narváez, MA, is a multi-passionate and creative entrepreneur from South America who fell in love with music at 1 and English at 7. It is her mission to live every day being creative and helping others expand their mindset and opportunities through English communication skills. Her online course, the English Confidence Method, was designed to provide an effective method for high-achieving non-native English-speaking professionals from all over the world to become confident and fluent to uplevel their career opportunities. She recently became a #1 international best-selling author of Women who lead, along with other female trailblazers and entrepreneurs. 

Francisca hopes that non-native English-speaking professionals will learn how to master discomfort and English communication skills to achieve total confidence, and fluency with her efficient, and immersive methodology.

Carlos Daniel González from Colombia, who participated in the program, said “Her pronunciation system is unlike anything I have ever seen before. Furthermore, I now know with absolute certainty that recurrent practice, discipline, and continuity are what lead to the expected results. By training just a little each week, or on the weekends, you will not be able to become the English fluent and confident speaker you want to be. 

For more information about the program and how it can help you to uplevel your life and career opportunities in an English speaking country or scenario, book a call with Francisca’s team: https://calendly.com/englishconfidence/60min

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“Ignite Your Wisdom,” The Latest Compilation Book By Ignite Publishing Became An International Bestseller In 7 Countries After A Successful Launch On May 14th, 2022

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“Ignite Your Wisdom,” The Latest Compilation Book By Ignite Publishing Became An International Bestseller In 7 Countries After A Successful Launch On May 14th, 2022

Published on May 18, 2022

Ignite Your Wisdom has become a #1 bestseller on Amazon in Canada, the US, Japan, the UK, Australia, the Netherlands, and France. In fact, it became a bestseller in Canada and the US just hours after its official launch on May 14th, 2022.

“Ignite Your Wisdom,” the latest compilation book from leading empowerment publisher Ignite Publishing has become an international bestseller during its highly successful launch. Sharing the Ignite Moments of 34 authors, “Ignite Your Wisdom” is a book to inspire, uplift, and transform others.

Alongside its successful launch, “Ignite Your Wisdom” has also gained over 175 reviews, 97% of which have given the book a 5-star rating. People love this book and the powerful stories inside. One reviewer stated, “A perfect book to read while relaxing with a soothing cup of tea, or to give to someone who needs a different perspective on life.” Another person writes in their review saying, “This book is for everyone who wants to step into a more fantastic version of themselves and thrive! The stories are heartfelt, honest, and profoundly moving. A must-read!”

Within the pages of “Ignite Your Wisdom,” people will discover stories of triumph, finding a new path, overcoming obstacles, and gaining unique insight and a fresh outlook on life. These authors shared their stories to awaken you to something more and invite you to join them in a new world filled with outstanding wisdom for the ages. This book is for anyone who wants to discover the deep, life-giving wisdom that comes to us in moments of awakening, change, and growth.

Ignite Publishing’s books, including “Ignite Your Wisdom,” are centered around Ignite Moments. An Ignite Moment is that raw, genuine moment that happens to people when something profound occurs in their lives, be it a grief-stricken moment or a moment of triumph. An Ignite Moment is that turning point in people’s lives where their perspective shifts and they are catapulted into a new, better version of themselves. “Ignite Your Wisdom” contains 34 powerful Ignite Moments to inspire readers everywhere.

All eBook online purchases of “Ignite Your Wisdom” go toward the Ignite Possibilities School of Hope charity initiative, in partnership with Classroom of Hope, which raises money to help build schools as a collaborative relief effort in Indonesia to gain access to education. Every dollar donated equals one brick in a school, so just one book purchase can make a massive difference in the construction of a school these young students need to uplift themselves. Learn more about the Ignite Possibilities School of Hope at https://igniteyou.life/possibilities-school-of-hope/

“Ignite Your Wisdom” is the first book in Ignites new Ignite Virtue series. The series focuses on the qualities incredible people possess and the powerful ways having these virtues can transform a person’s life. Next up in the series is Ignite Forgiveness, with Ignite Your Courage, Ignite Your Faith, Ignite Your Creativity, and Ignite Your Purpose coming soon. Ignite is currently in the process of finding authors who have stories to share around each virtue. Right now, applications are open on Ignite’s website.

Another exciting upcoming project from Ignite is Ignite Humanity, which consists of a book and a docuseries. The docuseries will feature some of the brightest change-makers on the planet showcasing how they are uniting people and igniting humanity. In the book, more visionaries will be sharing their Ignite Moments all centered around the important topic of uplifting humanity. The docuseries is set to film this summer, with big names like Les Brown and Michael E. Gerber already attached to the project.

Ignite Publishing is changing the world one story at a time. It is their mission to ignite every life on the planet through compassionate storytelling and a powerful message of hope, inspiration, and empowerment. Leading the charge as empowerment publishers, even Forbes Magazine has recognized Ignite and founder JB Owen as, “the heart-centered publisher.”

https://smallbusinesstrendsetters.com/in-a-recent-article-in-forbes-magazine-jb-owen-founder-and-ceo-of-ignite-publishing-shares-how-she-built-a-business-that-ignites-lives-and-uplifts-humanity/

Ignite Publishing is living up to its mission by not only publishing books but creating a welcoming community for people from all backgrounds to come together and confidently share their stories. Ignite does this through its books, training, special events, and programs. To learn more about all the incredible things Ignite is doing, visit their website at https://igniteyou.life/.

“Ignite Your Wisdom” contains 34 life-changing stories from these authors:

JB Owen

Sarah Cross

Diana Lockett

Steph Elliot

Dr. Jo Dee Baer

Alessandra C.L. Pasut

Aly Incardona

Barb Lilley

Cindy Tank-Murphy

David Small

Dr. Erin Sepic

Dr. Kerry Egan

Jameece Pinckney

Jane Kilpatrick

Janine Marek

Jenna Haji

Katherine Davidson

Katie Smetherman

Loree J. Kim, Ph.D., Esq

Malissia Woodall

Marla Ford Ballard

Mary Streeter

MaryAnn Swan

Melanie Summers

Michelle Norlin

Mika Heinonen

Nicole Mixdorf

Peter Giesin

Rosemary French

Sharon Eistetter

Stacie Shifflett

Stephanie Fabela

Tish Meehan

Victoria Rader

To get a copy of “Ignite Your Wisdom” on Amazon go to, https://www.amazon.com/Ignite-Your-Wisdom-Jb-Owen/dp/1792387636

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