A huge thank you to (L-R) to Jim Van Scoyoc (brother to camp’s outstanding volunteer Georgia Johnson) and Bud Johnson for taking on the challenge of researching and organizing Fr. Tom Welu’s collection of baseball and other items, many autographed, to raise the most money possible for camp. They have bought the latest books and using the internet to research all that Fr. Tom has given to camp. Fr. Tom Welu donated his collection in hopes that it will raise the most money for camp to go toward providing camperships in perpetuity for the most severely and profoundly disabled campers, in memory of Leo Greco.
Jim Van Scoyoc was Norway High School Assistant Coach 1968-1971 and Norway High School Head Coach 1972-1988, 1990 The history of baseball in Norway, Iowa, would be extraordinary even without any of the twenty state high school championships the school won between 1965 and 1991. The town teams achievement and the individuals that played and starred in professional baseball would alone – classify Norway baseball as an unqualified success. When the accomplishments of the high school program are added to the mix, however, the performance transcends excellence and approaches the boundary of legend. The mere notion of such a tiny community not only playing with, but defeating, the largest schools in Iowa, and doing so regularly for almost three decades, borders on absurdity.