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Project LoMo is as a call-to-action for youth to create a project that will make a positive impact and difference in their communities. Throughout the summer, Logan encouraged kids to submit an essay explaining their project. The response was tremendous, and the five most impactful projects received $1000 Award from Logan to help further their philanthropic efforts. In addition to the individual awards, Logan Morrison and all those involved in Project Lomo presented a check to the American Lung Association in the amount of $40,000.
Joshua Williams, 12, Miami Beach
Joshua founded Joshua's Heart Foundation, which is eliminating hunger throughout Southeast Florida. Joshua started and runs this initiative which has distributed over 400,000 pounds of food to families lacking basic daily nutrition.
Dimitri Godur, 15, Miami
Dimitri founded Strings 2 Strum, which secures musical instruments and donates them to schools, community centers, and music programs throughout the country, reaching kids in more than ten states.
Delilah Lubarsky, 14, Miami
Delilah started Kids Helping Kids at the United Cerebral Palsy School of South Florida. Delilah began baking cakes for the kids, but soon realized that she could transform their lives by raising money for iPads. She's halfway to her goal of providing 26 iPads, one for every student.
Jennifer Santos, 10, Miami
After losing her grandfather to cancer, Jennifer learned of Project LoMo. Instead of doing what most fourth graders do during their summer vacations, Jennifer spent time tutoring other kids, and she donated her earnings to the American Lung Association.
Connor Goodman, 12, Miami Beach
Connor created Lomo's MVP's, which provides a unique experience for families that have recently lost a parent. logan spends time with the family, talking about his journey and the difficulties of losing a parent. The family then shares dinner with Connor and his mom Debbie before enjoying the game.
Sterling Dintersmith, 15, Jamestown, Rhode Island
Sterling hiked 180 miles of the John Muir Trail in California alongside her dad this summer. She obtained pledges for every mile hiked raised over $11,000 for the American Lung Association!
LoMo's MVPs is a program that he started in partnership with a young boy (Connor Goodman) who unexpectedly lost his father to a heart attack. After spending time with Logan, Connor suggested to him that they start a program for kids who have lost a parent, and Logan thought it was a great idea. Once per month, he invites a family out that has recently lost a parent and Logan spends time with them prior to the game. Logan will spend time with the kids playing catch, talking about some of the difficulties with losing a parent, and ultimately trying to give them a special day to remember and help them cope with their tragic loss. Following their time with Logan, the families then share dinner with Connor and his mom Debbie.
Miami Marlins outfielder Logan Morrison hosted the third annual LoMo: Camp for a Cure on Januar 12-13, 2013 at the ELEV|8 Sports Institute (formerly Bucky Dent Baseball School) in Delray Beach, Florida.
“Your generous donations helped in the fight to make certain no more families are left with the heartache and sorrow of watching their loved one struggle for every breath.
Thank you for your support,
Once a month, Logan invites a family that is going through medical issues and otherwise would not be able to attend a game at Marlins Park, the chance to enjoy the game in a suite. Logan invites the family for a personal tour and the chance to watch batting practice from the field, all in an attempt to give them an escape from their current hardship.
As part of Logan Morrison's ongoing efforts to raise awareness and funds for research to find a cure for lung cancer, he has started the LoMo Camp for a Cure Texting Campaign. To make a $10 donation all one has to do is text LOMO to 32020 (it will be charged directly to their wireless bill). All funds raised will benefitting the American Lung Association and in return for their donation, they will receive an autographed LoMo wallpaper/screensaver for their phone (which will automatically be texted to them upon receipt of their donation).
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As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Day, the Marlins and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world's largest breast cancer organization, held a private event for Survivors prior to the game. Logan Morrison volunteered to serve as the guest speaker as well as sign autographs and take photos with the attendees.
Also part of the day's events was recognizing the 2013 Honorary Bat Girl Contest winner Ana Sanchez, who was recognized on the field during Mother's Day and breast cancer awareness celebrations, as well as having the opportunity to meet with Logan one on one during batting practice.
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For the second straight year, the Marlins will head overseas to spend time with military personnel, this time visiting U.S. troops stationed in Southwest Asia and Germany from Feb. 3-11. Over the eight days, LoMo and the Marlins packed in as many visits and meet-and-greets as possible, as well as conducting two baseball clinics for young players. The trip also included a stop at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, which serves as the nearest treatment center for wounded soldiers coming from Iraq and Afghanistan.
LoMo and the rest of the Marlins contingent celebrated a great American tradition with the servicemen and women overseas by taking part in their Super Bowl Sunday party.
Upon his arrival back to the states, LoMo participated in events during Caravan for the Troops which raised nearly $250,000 for the MCF. Some of these events included a wiffle ball game US Southern Command where Lomo and some of his teammates took on a team of servicemen and defeated them on a walk-off homerun. Logan also visited men and women stationed at the Homestead Air Force Base.