Leprechaun Giving Tuesday

November 23, 2022by Rocky Shattuck

Hit a home run on Giving Tuesday by making a donation to the Royal Oak Leprechauns, an Oakland County non-profit 501 (c) (3) collegiate baseball team. Donations will help the team make improvements to their home field, Royal Oak’s Memorial Park dubbed The Lucky Corner. 

“The Leprechauns work with local youth to light their passion for baseball and give them a life-long healthy activity. We are looking to create a playing space for kids to dream, adults to enjoy and collegiate players to shine.” General Manager Mark Sackett. 

As a non-profit, the Royal Oak Leprechauns have made more than $500,000 in park improvements since moving to Royal Oak in 2018. But now the focus is on the fans. New bleacher seating, press box and other fan amenities are on the list to make Memorial Park more memorable.

This field is a special place for the whole community where a lot of them grew up playing. Having a collegiate team with fans and lights and new scoreboard is cool. When I was 10, I wanted to go the 12-year-old games and when I was 12, I wanted to go to the high school games. You’ve got the youth league (ROSL) here and for them to see a collegiate team will inspire them. There’s nothing like collegiate baseball.” – DJ LeMahieu, New York Yankee and former travel player for General Manager Mark Sackett. 

Sackett and his team have been manicuring the home field and fan area with the addition of field turf to the infield. There are also new dugouts, a renovated press box and seat back seating added to the general admission seats. With nearly 30 home dates, the Leprechauns will host a tough slate of opponents. 

The Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League that the Leprechauns compete in, has been in existence since 1987. The 2023 GLSC consists of 14 teams throughout Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan.

The Leprechauns are part of the Michigan Red Sox, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization which began in Birmingham, Michigan in 1999. In 2015, the Michigan Red Sox, Inc., added the Leprechauns and Sackett signed with the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League. The team made Royal Oak Memorial Park it’s home in 2018. For more information, go to: www.royaloakleprechauns.com.

Michigan Red Sox, Inc., started to provide players motivation for an education. Playing baseball will keep kids in school and motivated to continue their education.

If you would like more information about the Royal Oak Leprechauns, please contact Mark Sackett at 248.930.0388 or email him at leprechaunball@gmail.com. Follow the Leprechauns on social media: Instagram @roleprechauns, Twitter @RLeprechauns and Facebook Royal Oak Leprechauns.

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