Adam played shortstop on the 2009 California Cup on an all star team selected from the entire Southern California area. Along with baseball Adam also plays basketball and Varsity football at Laguna Hills High School.
Adam played shortstop on his high school varsity baseball team as a Freshman!
1st Team All League Safety 2012 (football) Adam is planning to attend Boise State
Co-Founder Kieran Lovegrove
Co-founder Kieran Lovegrove at World Baseball Classic 2012
When Kieran was only two, he picked up his first bat . . . a cricket bat! He honed his bat skills on the Camps Bay beach in South Africa, where he was born. He moved to America at age 5, and fell in love with the game of baseball.
He was a member of the Saddleback Coyotes Baseball Team that won the 2005 National Cooperstown Tournament of Champions (Oneonta, NY), where he also won the shortstop skills competition. Kieran is a pitcher on the Mission Viejo High School (Mission Viejo, CA) baseball team. In addition to baseball, Kieran was also an All Star soccer player (goalie) and football wide receiver.
Kyle played in the 2009 California Cup (Manteca, CA) on an all star team selected from the entire Southern California area.
Kyle was selected as one of only 10 14-year-olds to represent Southern California at the National Team Identification Series at USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. Kyle played on the varsity baseball team as a Freshman at Mission Viejo High School!
In addition to baseball all around athlete, Kyle played Football (Safety and Wide Receiver), Track and Field, Basketball, and Soccer.
Kayla Lovegrove, Community Relations
Kayla Lovegrove is a junior at the University of Arizona, majoring in Family Studies and Human Development. After moving to the US when she was 8, Kayla began playing soccer and softball, eventually excelling as a catcher. She played an integral role in her El Segundo 10U softball team winning the league championship. When the family moved to Orange County in 2003, she continued playing softball as a catcher and was also moved to third base. Kayla, better known as "Cheech" on the field, fooled anyone who saw her play because her petite frame never matched her unbelievable ability to hit, run and throw. She helped her team win the league championship and was selected for the 12U All-Star and Fall Ball team. Even though her athletic career ended (numerous knees surgeries and finally ACL replacement) she continues to support her brother's baseball career and is a huge sports fan.
Kayla recently returned from Trujillo, Peru where she spent her vacation teaching English to the villagers.
Shaun Rico, Director Arizona
Shaun is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He is a true believer that “your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment”. After graduating from Wabash College in 2008, Shaun was given the opportunity to be the hitting coach and assistant strength and conditioning coordinator for the Little Giant baseball team. In the summer of 2008 had an opportunity to earn a roster spot for the Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training team. After falling short on that opportunity, he was blessed with mindset that he could give more to the patrons of baseball and fitness by teaching it rather than playing it. Shaun was able to transmit his knowledge of fitness through his Sharing the Sandlot non-profit in Arizona. He has worked with a diverse group of skill levels and skill goals, from paralysis patients, weight loss, injury rehab to high-level collegiate athletes, all with the same goal in mind, to reach and conquer their optimal abilities.
John Brauchie, Arizona
John Brauchie graduated from Wabash College in 2008 where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in History as a student-athlete. While at Wabash, John acted as Warden for the Indiana Beta Chapter of Phi Delta Theta in addition to playing baseball. Born and raised in Tulsa, Ok; he is a graduate and state champion of Bishop Kelley High School. In the winter of 2011, he had the opportunity to reunite with his Fraternity brothers and take part in the groundwork efforts of Sharing the Sandlot. Working in Scottsdale, AZ; John is dedicated to the idea that every athlete deserves the opportunity to compete at any level.
David Culp, Arizona
David Culp graduated from Wabash College in 2008 and earned his Bachelor of Arts in English. He was a three year starter and two time Gold Glove winner for the Wabash Baseball Team. He also acted as the Risk Manager for his fraternity, Phi Delta Theta. David is originally from Chicago, Illinois and made the trek out to Arizona after college. Arizona is the place he now calls home, and the place where he and his friends started Sharing the Sandlot, an organization committed to providing under privileged kids the opportunity to play baseball. "My passion in life has always been baseball. I feel it is my time to share with other kids the life lessons, hard-work, and teamwork that I learned on the baseball field."
Keith Lovegrove, President Keith
has over 25 years of business experience. He has previously held the elected office of Chairman of the Bedfordview Country Club, managed the South African under 23 indoor cricket team, managed an indoor sports facility for four years and served as board member for the North Mission Viejo Little League. Keith has worked for AT&T and IBM in networking sales and engineering on two continents and holds multiple industry certifications. Keith also coached little league softball and baseball for his daughter and son.
Raymond Salcido, Public Relations Raymond Salcido L.C.S.W. is a licensed clinical social worker with a thriving private practice in Laguna Hills, California. He is also the author of Chaos to Balance: A Life-changing Strategy. Raymond specializes in helping individuals and families shift from living in a state of constant crisis to living with balance. His research into chaos addiction is shedding new light onto the study of addiction.
Christina Salcido, Treasurer In additional to being a full time mom, Christina has held the position of President, and VP Fundraising, Lomarena Elementary School PTA, President, and Parliamentarian La Paz Intermediate School STPO. Christina served on the Laguna Hills Little League Board of Directors for three years, as well as the Director of Summer Camp for Girl Scouts of America Saddleback 1 unit. Christina has also served on the City of Laguna Hills General Plan Advisory Committee.
Shannon Candalla, Secretary Shannon received her BA in Political Science at San Jose State University but pursued a more lofty aspiration as a full-time mother of two. A CFO, COO, CEO, Secretary and Taxi Driver by trade, she balances her time volunteering at school and sports functions.
Kelly Lovegrove, Marketing Kelly Lovegrove has been in the marketing and advertising industry for nearly 20 years beginning her career at Hunt Lascaris TBWA in Johannesburg, South Africa. After running her own ad agency in Cape Town, the native Californian moved back to So Cal with her husband, daughter and son, where she was VP of Marketing for an Internet software company then for a national, publicly-traded staffing company. Kelly is now Director of Operations for a national real estate auction marketing firm with aggregated sales over $5 billion.
Scott Yonkouski, Development Scott is the owner of I Mean Fitness and has 25 years of experience with fitness consulting; from personal training, speed and agility training, addressing and advising groups and companies and fitness seminars. Scott places an emphasis on running techniques, coordination, balance and sport-specific strength. Scott's knowledge is essential in establishing an athletic foundation for improved performance, injury prevention, and long-term enjoyment of sports participation.
Ernand Candalla, Operations Ernand
currently works as a Senior Engineer at Kingston Technology (Ranked 83rd, Forbes 500 Largest Private Companies) and oversees worldwide manufacturing quality that spans all over Asia, Europe, North and South America. Ernand also served as a Laguna Hills Little League Board Member and frequently volunteers in AYSO, American Youth Soccer Association activities.
Co-Founders Adam Salcido, Kieran Lovegrove and Kyle Candalla (2009)