Nolan Weber was an amazing young person that absolutely loved baseball and life. Named after legendary pitcher, Nolan Ryan, he took an interest in baseball as soon as he could crawl. He played it hour after hour after hour growing up. He started in REC baseball at age 5, and joined his first travel team at u7. Over the years he played on both – Jackson and Cape district teams, a Jackson travel team, then a Cape travel team, and finally on a Southeast Missouri travel team. He played on Jackson Legion teams and for Jackson High School. At a very young age, Nolan was given the nickname “Hoover” for his ability to ‘scoop up’ anything hit in his direction. Nolan played infield and pitched for his school team – pitching a complete game shutout just 2 days prior to discovering he was battling brain cancer. It turned out to be his final competitive appearance on a baseball field. Never one to give up, he worked incredibly hard to return from brain surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, rehab, and constant terrible headaches from multiple brain tumors. As he progressively ‘lost’ the ability to control and use the left side of his body – he worked and worked and worked to continue playing baseball using only the right side of his body. He developed the ability to pitch, catch, and field – all with his right hand only. Though he never got the chance to competitively play using only his right hand, Nolan continued to be a vital team member and inspiration to his teammates, coaches, and anyone that followed his journey. An extremely faithful young person, Nolan’s faith was rewarded as he entered GOD’s kingdom on 12/21/13. A replica of his high school jersey is forever captured on the JHS dugout at Herzog Field. Nolan’s #11 was retired in 2014, and will officially be removed from use after his brother, Colten, concludes his playing days for JHS.
To honor Nolan’s amazing faith, incredible strength and spirit, and relentless determination and courage – Believing Beyond –The Nolan Weber Foundation was created to assist families facing life-threatening childhood diseases, sickness, or health-related issues. It also gives back to the community through improvements to sports related arenas, parks, schools, and churches.
Thank You for supporting Nolan, the 2015 Jackson Jamboree, and Believing Beyond, a 501c3 charitable foundation.
TOURNAMENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO JULY 18/19TH.
TO REGISTER, GET MORE INFORMATION OR VOLUNTEER, PLEASE CONTACT DEAN WEBER AT (573) 587-2002