A positive outlet for kids

All Pro Insurance Agency reached their goal of 500 votes + shares and won a $10,000 donation from Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance to spread awareness for Eastlake Youth Basketball, whose mission is to provide adults with developmental challenges the best chance to be a part of the world around them. Congrats to the team and thank you for supporting them!

A positive outlet for kids

All Pro Insurance owner and Eastlake Youth Basketball volunteer Dane Frasure brings a team together for a cheer.

Sometimes, sports can mean more than the game itself—a lot more. Dane Frasure has seen that first-hand through his work with Eastlake Youth Basketball in Eastlake, Ohio.

And in one instance, it might even have made the difference between life and death.

“One high-school-age player in our league had been hanging out with the wrong crowd,” said Frasure, the owner of All Pro Insurance Agency in Eastlake and

longtime league coach who also served as president from 2015-2019. “Because he had practices and games to go to, he eventually lost contact with the people who were leading him down the wrong path. The night before one of our games, three of them were shot—and he is convinced he would have been, too, if not for the league.”

Transformational opportunities

That’s an extreme example, but it’s a testament to the positive outcomes that Eastlake Youth Basketball makes possible. The organization, founded in 1968, serves about 400 kids from ages 4-18 in four counties, according to current president Logan Shreves. And a division for players with developmental disabilities includes players from ages 4-40.

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Co-director for Eastlake Youth Basketball, Cameron Shreves, and one of the nonprofit’s tournament participants.

“Just playing basketball has given them confidence, new friendships, and a different outlook on life.”

—Dane Frasure, owner, All Pro Insurance Agency

Frasure has seen the transformative effects of that as well—he started the Adaptive Division after seeing kids on the sidelines yearning to play. “I had a parent tell me about how becoming part of a team helped their child overcome issues with isolating from family and friends,” he said. “Just playing basketball has given them confidence, new friendships, and a different outlook on life.”

Group photo after a basketball game for youth with disabilities.

Pamela Grinstead and Kristine Shreves help out at the nonprofit’s basketball tournament for youth with disabilities.

Nobody is turned away, regardless of financial situation or playing ability, said Shreves, who also played in the league as a kid and coached as a young adult. That means donations and volunteers are crucial: Eastlake Youth Basketball typically needs about 50-60 people to coach and perform other duties during any given season, while most funds come from local businesses and an annual fundraiser.

Pandemic challenges

The league wasn’t able to operate in 2020 due to COVID-19, which also hampered fundraising efforts—but a 2021 Make More Happen Award also will help get the ball rolling again. The honor includes a donation of up to $10,000 to Eastlake Youth Basketball from Safeco and Liberty Mutual on behalf of All Pro Insurance Agency.

The funding will help with paying for gym time for 400 games throughout the next season, along with uniforms and referees. It also will play an important role in purchasing the special equipment disabled players need to take part.

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Ready to play again

Both Frasure and Shreves are looking forward to getting kids back on the courts, and Frasure has All Pro clients waiting in the wings to support the league, too. “Whatever the league needs from me, I’ll be there,” he said.

Shreves is well aware of that dedication. “Dane is an invaluable asset to Eastlake Youth Basketball,” he said. “He has given tremendous guidance, been a sponsor, helped with our website, and made valuable connections for us with schools and gyms. We look forward to working with him and All Pro for years to come.”

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Mary-Ellen Vogt
6 months ago

They are a great group!

Victoria Goad
6 months ago

Lovely Story. Good Luck!

patricia ward
1 year ago

Such an amazing story! Best of luck!

Missy
1 year ago

What a great group to have

Claudia Nicole Richardson
1 year ago

This is beautiful work you are doing. Thank you for helping the community.

Lisa J Sagendorph
1 year ago

Wonderful organization and community.

Dee Kleinhenz
1 year ago

Good Luck !!

Mason
1 year ago

Awesome!

Maggie
1 year ago

Great league all of my children have played in it. Looking forward to getting back to it this season!

Joyce Keough
1 year ago

What an amazing story. These kids are so lucky!!

Christopher Grinstead
1 year ago

Great story!

Melanie Azam
1 year ago

Awesome

Kyle
1 year ago

For a great cause!

Bailey
1 year ago

A phenomenal league within the community!

Chase
1 year ago

What an awesome thing to do, definitely inspiring hundreds and thousands of people!!

Brad Chesney
1 year ago

The Schreibers said this would help out our local youth basketball team. How could I not.

Jen Denchy
1 year ago

Great cause!

Becky Hayes
1 year ago

How inspiring! I really hope you make it!

Rick Marciante
1 year ago

Awesome program with Awesome people!!!!

Mike Stuck
1 year ago

Way to go Shreves family. Happy to have been a coach in your league.

Andrew S. Vogt
1 year ago

I play in the adaptive league and I enjoy it because it improved my basketball skills.

Angela Buemi
1 year ago

Amazing!

Mason sellers
1 year ago

Incredible guys! Completely incredible what your doing for these kids and and the community Logan, Cameron I’m proud of you guys. Really pushing for change and your commitment towards it is nothing to forget!

Donna Nagy
1 year ago

What a wonderful program. It’s like always did have good sports for the children.

Hunter
1 year ago

It was fun and respectful league when I played. I really hope they get the support they need.

Jannette
1 year ago

thank you for this story and these opportunities

Lois Ivanc
1 year ago

Great story.

Steve
1 year ago

Great story

Amanda
1 year ago

Great league! My son loves playing so much!!!

Cam
1 year ago

Amazing job everyone

Kristine
1 year ago

So excited for the opportunity for this city

Jaden
1 year ago

A real example of good people giving back to and supporting the community! They deserve all the recognition they can get !!

Patrick Dixon
1 year ago

Great for our community! Thank you!

Tanya Adon
1 year ago

I love this!!

Robin Piper
1 year ago

Great opportunity for all the athletes, volunteers, coaches and parents. Keep up the great work!

Gretchen Baptie
1 year ago

This is a great program!

Christin Ryan
1 year ago

This would be a wonderful program for our autistic child.

Tammy
1 year ago

Love this opportunity for these kids

Daniel Ryan
1 year ago

Excellent group

michaela
1 year ago

great!!

Amber
1 year ago

This is awesome!!

JC Smith
1 year ago

Go Eastlake hoops!

jack madda
1 year ago

awesome community!!

AE
1 year ago

Amazing job everyone

Julia
1 year ago

Goodluck!

Larry
1 year ago

Let’s go

Cameron shreves
1 year ago

Let’s go

Elmore
1 year ago

Good job everyone!

Jojo
1 year ago

Good job!!!!!!!!!! Yay!!!!

Holly Grinstead
1 year ago

Great job for helping our kids

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