Team Emery

Introducing the

Team Emery Classic

September 23rd-27th

Tempe Diablo Stadium


Get to know team emery

Team Emery was established in 2011, when fifth grader Emery Miller, recognized the distress of being in the hospital amidst the joy of the holiday season.

Emery Miller responded by collecting bears to disburden the patients and their families. Ten years later Team Emery has impacted over 57,000 families and 14,000 foster children as efforts expand to fourteen states and various community outreach projects and scholorships. 

What started as a ten-year-old hoping to bring a smile to a families face turned into a nationwide impact. 

The Team emery classic

The Team Emery Classic is a baseball tournament for local high school baseball teams to benefit the Forney Family. Jeff Forney, former all-star for Cincinnati Red affiliates, has dedicated his life to others.

Not only did Jeff make an impact on baseball through years of coaching but he also made an impact on the community.

The world would be a much better place if we had more families like the Forneys. They live their life the way we all should strive to live, honest, kind, giving, and having fun while doing it.

DR. RAY MOTA | Family friend


Team Emery runs on volunteers just like you! In order to make the inaugural Team Emery Classic a success, we are looking to fill some spots with amazing people. Volunteering opportunities include our entrance gate crew, concessions, t-shirts sales, and silent auction! We are a 501c3 nonprofit so we can sign off for community hours if needed! Fill out the form below to get involved. 

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We are looking for 24 18u teams to compete in this year’s tournament. Some perks include great competition, playing in an MLB stadium, and allowing one player to take place in the home run derby. Fill out the form below if you are interested and we will reach out to you. 


DONATE to the forney family

Each year, Team Emery will pick a family to sponsor. For our inaugural year, we have selected the Forney family to support. If you are unable to attend, please consider donating below. When donating, enter “Team Emery Classic” in the comments. Read the Forney Family story below. 



This years Team Emery Classic will support The Forney Family

Jeff Forney exemplified the attributes that the Team Emery Classic award represents. His death is a significant loss for his church, neighbors, friends, and his family (as he was the main source of income). He and his family have always been there for the community and freely gave their time and money to help anyone in need with no questions asked. They believe that we all have a moral responsibility to help and love each other.

Jeff Forney

Playing for an audience of one

Celebrating the legacy of jeff forney

September 23rd


Join us on September 23rd for the celebration for Jeff Forney. We will have Austin Byler speaking 4:00PM – 5:00PM. After that, the celebration starts at 5:00PM with the Forney family being honored at 7:00PM. This will be a FREE family event that will have activities happening for the whole family. Join us for a time of community, games, live music, and food trucks. Play 9-square, cornhole, and spike ball with your family. Participate in our silent auction with proceeds going towards the Forney family. Most importantly, this will be our time to honor and celebrate the Forney family.


participate in the Team Emery Classic Baseball Camp!

Sign Up

Don’t miss out on a chance to learn from the best. Grades 1st-8th can participate in this camp. Have fun, learn baseball skills, and make memories in Tempe Diablo Stadium. 


You have the chance to learn from former MLB players, college All-American, as well as, high school players and coaches. inside of an MLB stadium. 

Raise Money

Help raise money to support the Forney family this year!


Join us

Destroying eras

Join us on September 25th for our first ever Destroying ERAs baseball camp presented by Major League University. The proceeds benefiting the Forney Family.

What time does it start?

Check-in is 4:00PM-5:00PM and the camp starts at 5:00PM and finishes at 8:00PM.

Who can join?

Anyone 1st-8th grade is welcome to join us. Come practice like the pros at Tempe Diablo Stadium. 

Hosted by Major League University

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Get Involved

There are so many different ways to get involved

Help make a big impact at this years Team Emery Classic! Get involved with us by volunteering in any of the following roles. We are a 501c3 nonprofit so we can sign off for community hours if needed!

 Fill out the form below to get involved. If you have any questions use the form below to get in contact with us. 

Thank you to our sponsors

Reach out to us through this form if you have any questions. You can also use  this form to request to be contacted about any of the ways below to get involved.