Mitchell Thorp Awards

MTF Award Winner

Our Mission: Supporting families whose children suffer from life-threatening illnesses, diseases and disorders, by providing financial, emotional and resource support to their desperate situation.

Our Purpose: To make a difference today for a child who is fighting for their tomorrow, while bringing hope, relief, and transforming lives in the process.

Mitchell Thorp made an indelible impression on his family, fellow athletes, fellow students, friends and the greater community. Mitchell's courageous struggle for life embodied a "can do" attitude in all who knew him. Both kids and parents supported him in his struggle. Mitchell stirred a spirit of volunteerism in the community and thousands responded. The City of Carlsbad named a baseball field after Mitchell, honoring his inspirational life journey. Thorp Field is located at Poinsettia Park in Carlsbad, California. Community Fundraising Events are held every year at Thorp Field to raise funds to inspire young athletes and to help children who suffer from life-threatening illnesses.

MTF supports the community and provides the MTF Community Partner Award to individuals and companies who have supported our mission.

MTF also awards grants and the MTF baseball award to promising young athletes who display outstanding sportsmanship, baseball talent, academics and citizenship.

2020 Mitchell Thorp Award Winners

2020 Mitchell Thorp Award winners
Awards & Recognition: Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who's Who (2019) Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award 2019 2019 Leadership Award presented by ABC 10 News & Lead San Diego 2018 Attained Platinum Status through Guide Star 2018 Finalist Non-Profit of the Year, Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce 2016 Starfish Leadership Award Who Inspire, Engage & Lead 2015 Attained Platinum Star Status through Guide Star 2013 California Legislature: Certificate of Recognition of Service and dedication in helping families who are challenged with a life-threatening medical condition. 2013 Proclamation Honoring “Mitchell Thorp Foundation” of Feb 2, County of San Diego 2012 Created Youth Leadership Council that impacts kids (Kids Helping Kids) 2012 Finalist Non-Profit Association of the Year, State of California 2012 Finalist Non-Profit of the Year, Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce 2012-Present Member of Nonprofit Alliance 2011-Present San Diego Foundation & Better Giving Program 2010-Present Member North County Philanthropy Council (NCPC) 2010/2011 "Women of the Year"-The National Association of Professional Women

MTF donates funds, generated through fundraisers held during the year, to support the sportsmanship awards. MTF was founded by Beth and Brad Thorp, in honor of their son, Mitchell, an avid youth baseball player, who passed away in 2009 from an undiagnosed illness.