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"Promoting education based athletics in Indiana"

He's 37 years old and throwing a baseball at 99 mph, 15 mph faster than 17 years ago.  He played college baseball at Ball State, was the 32nd pick in the first round of the 2002 draft, and hasn't played organized baseball in 12 years. However, the Chicago Cubs have signed him to another pro contract. Luke Hagerty still has a dream.

You can go online and read his entire story at, but the bottom line is this: He never accomplished his goals (dreams) and continued to believe in himself. His unbelievable work ethic (a family trait) drove him to another opportunity.

How could this apply to you? You have the ability to determine your future. Whether you are a reserve trying to become a starter, or a starter that's trying to become the best player in the area, you are just beginning to work towards your own goals and dreams.

In high school you have 3-4 years to make an impact. It's a short period of time and there are no guarantees of how things will go. Why not dream big!

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