White Fields Father/Son Campout Details

Westminster Highlands Camp August 8-10th

Last year we had 50 Dads, sons, mentors and their mentees join us along the beautiful banks of Scrubgrass Creek for a weekend of canoeing, fishing, Rockwall climbing, swimming and “guy stuff.” We are back for more male bonding and a special time of honoring our young men. This year’s theme is “Becoming a Brave Heart Man.”

Jon Kolb and his son Tanner, both certified guides, led our time last year in Rockwall climbing (age appropriate heights) and other manhood challenges and they are back for an encore performance! You have the option to stay at either Luther Lodge in a bunk bed or to bring your tent and camp along Scrubgrass Creek where the crystal clear water beckons fishermen, pilgrims seeking reflection and swimmers daily. The cost for two nights, five meals, lodging (We are charged for tenting as well as Luther Lodge), a camp T-shirt and our “Brave Heart” guides is $90 for tenting and $105 for Luther Lodge. Canoeing on Friday afternoon (1-4pm) is an additional $20 per canoe (max 2 per canoe). Zip Line is also extra ($10 each). We will have men arriving beginning at 12pm on Friday and we will run through breakfast and a Sunday morning service, breaking up around 11am. Men are welcome to stay and relax on their own and depart later if desired. We need to know asap if you are joining us and whether you want to ride the Zip Line or reserve a canoe! Scholarship help is available.

Westminster Highlands Camp is located at 263 Big Bend Road, Emlenton PA 16373. It is about an 80 minute drive from downtown Pittsburgh off I-80 near Clarion. Please contact Leo Wisniewski: wizzer69@verizon.net for information or registration questions (412) 445-8842. We do not have a registration form for this event so please provide payment to reserve your spot. Online processing is available at this link, or you may make your check payable to: White Fields Foundation, 8225 Peebles Road, Pittsburgh PA 15237

FCA Football Camp – Upcoming Event

Join us for this year’s FCA Instructional Football Camp- featuring top NFL players, collegiate & high school coaches!
Where: Wolvarena Football Stadium,
Turtle Creek (Woodland Hills HS Stadium)
When: July 18-19-9:00am - 3:00pm both days, 2 full practice sessions each day
Cost: $35 per camper which includes lunch each day (Chick-Fil-A), FCA Bible and camp T-shirt
Who: The football instruction is geared for young men ages 10-18, parents and coaches are welcomed
to attend and watch from the sidelines.
Gear: Bring appropriate shoes for field turf (artificial) surface and clothing for two practices. Showers are available.
No helmets or pads will be worn.
Coach DiDonato is the Camp Director and will be leading the offensive portion of camp.  He will sponsor the first 10 players from South Fayette who respond to attend.  If you have any questions about the camp please feel free to contact him via email or cell phone.  Also, you can access the link below to register and find out more information about the camp.
Phone: 412-720-4022
Jon Kolb, 4X Steelers SB Champ with a young player at our annual football camp.
Jon Kolb, 4X Steelers SB Champ with a young player at our annual football camp.

Upcoming Events!

June 26th Pirates Faith Night and Barbecue on the North Side 

Come join us for a great night of baseball, good food, and fellowship! We will gather from
5:00-6:30pm sharing brats, dogs and burgers then head over (15 minute walk) to PNC Park for the 7:05pm game vs. the Mets. The Babb Building Man Cave is located on the North Side of Pittsburgh at: 850 Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh 15212. The entrance and free private parking are around back.
The cost for the cookout, parking, refreshments, and a great seat at the park is $40. Clint Hurdle along with several Pirates players including Andrew McCutcheon and Neil Walker will share their faith following the game on the 3rd base side of the diamond. Please email Laurence Gaertner any questions at: laurence@whitefieldsfoundation.org. Online payment from on our website will be available for ticket purchases in mid-May. Checks should be made payable to White Fields Foundation and mailed to: 8225 Peebles Road, Pittsburgh PA 15237. Please mark Pirates Faith Night in the memo section of your check.
Hope to see you there!!!
White Fields May 23rd Golf and Barbecue at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course

Come join us for a great afternoon of golf or just a Barbecue and a cigar with the boys! Shotgun start at 1pm with 18 holes, chicken and burgers on the grill following all for $50. We will even throw in a nice cigar! Dinner only is $20. Our good buddy Mike Reimer is managing Pheasant Ridge Golf Club and it is a gem of a public course, carved into the woods and gentle hills of Gibsonia. Don’t miss this great event at a steal of a price! Please contact Leo Wisniewski, email: leo@whitefieldsfoundation.org to reserve your spot or buy a foursome for $200. We would like to limit this event to 12 foursomes so it will fill up fast! Start your Memorial day weekend off with a bang with the brothers. We will set up an online payment opportunity on our website soon: www.whitefieldsfoundation.org

Upcoming Event – The Art of Marriage

Please join us for a weekend of experiencing the art of marriage!!! We can’t wait to see you there!

“When over the years someone has seen you at your worst, and knows you with all your strengths and flaws, yet commits him- or herself to you wholly, it is a consummate experience. To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God. It is what we need more than anything. It liberates us from pretense, humbles us out of our self-righteousness, and fortifies us for any difficulty life can throw at us.” 
― Timothy KellerThe Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God

Please join us as we gather to strengthen our God-ordained marriages …

The Art of Marriage  is a ministry of FamilyLife where they have been helping couples understand God’s plan for relationships. The Art of Marriage video event weaves together expert teaching, real-life stories, humorous vignettes, and more to portray both the challenges and the beauty of God’s design.

Fall in love all over again…With Six Dynamic Video Sessions


DETAILS FOR THE EVENT: Ascension Lutheran Church, 8225 Peebles Road

Friday, May 9th from 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. & Saturday, May 10th from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (which includes a time for you and your spouse to leave for lunch or have picnic on the lawn).

To register, please email or call Rob Weber at rbtweber@gmail.com or 412.216.9044.

Cost for the event is $50. If cost would prevent you from coming, please let us know.

If you need more information, please visit http://theartofmarriage.com and feel free to forward this information to your friends.


Upcoming Event – White Fields Worship Night!

White Fields Night of Worship!
Wednesday, April 16th : : : 7:00 – 8:30pm

Come join us for a night of worship and reflection on the passion of our Lord Jesus! Women and children are welcome. We will be featuring Greg Capozzi and Mr. Kim Costanza. Matt Helbling will also join us on guitar. There is no charge for admission.

Trinity Lutheran Church (North Side)
616 West North Ave.
Pittsburgh PA. 15215

Email Leo (leo@whitefieldsfoundation.org) with any questions!

Joe Ehrmann “Inside Out Coaching” Event Summary

White Fields Foundation along with South Fayette Youth Basketball Association sponsored Joe Ehrmann on March 30th at the South Fayette High School Auditorium.  Coaches at many different levels, parents supporting young athletes, and several high school players joined us for a great night of inspiration, instruction, and fellowship with like-minded people eager to make a difference in youth sports. Local star athlete, Sean Casey, of the Cincinnati Reds was in attendance along with some of the area coaches like Ron Coder from Canon McMillan High School. One of the coaches in attendance said it best, “Joe Ehrmann calls each of us to cast off the transactional coaching paradigm and to embrace the pathway of the transformational coach. He challenged us to use the whistle to model and teach the values of inclusion, sacrifice, and empathy. Joe is a gift to the youth sports culture of America.” Denny Hyland from the Fellowship of Christian Athletes talked about FCA’s Character Coach Program and how it supports Joe’s vision of transformational coaching. Andrew DiDonato, assistant football coach from South Fayette and recent recipient of White Field’s “Inside Out Coaching Award”, discussed the success of the Character Coach program and how it is being implemented there. South Fayette head basketball coach, Rich Beneure, expressed how Joe’s message helped to transform his coaching philosophy when he first heard Joe speak at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall ten years ago. One of the many books that Rich purchased that night was given to a young Andrew DiDonato that played for him. And the beat goes on! That event by the way preceded our beginning as an organization but it was sponsored by two White Fields Foundation leaders.  Special thanks to Alan Silko who was a financial sponsor for this event!

March 30 – Inside Out Coaching with Joe Ehrmann

Upcoming Event…

“Inside Out” Coaching … featuring
Sunday – March 30, 2014
6:00pm – 8:00pm ::: at South Fayette Auditorium 
Sponsored by White Fields Foundation & South Fayette Athletics

Come join us to hear Joe Ehrmann discuss how becoming an “Inside Out” coach or parent can transform your young athlete’s whole experience! (Click on these links to visit his website or to hear Joe’s message on “being a man“) You and your athletes can become a catalyst for change in your youth program, school and community. There is no charge for this event but donations will be accepted at the door. Copies of Joe’s books will be available for sale at the event.
Joe’s approach to this vital work is grounded in the lessons and experiences of his own remarkable life and the profound impact he has had on others. Here is some of the recognition Joe has gained:
  •  - All-American football player and lettered lacrosse player at Syracuse University. Named to Syracuse University’s All-Century Football Team and recipient of the Arents Award, SU’s Most Distinguished Alumni honor for his contributions to society.
  •  - Featured on the cover of Parade Magazine which called Joe “The Most Important Coach in America” because of his work to transform the culture of sports.
  •  - Named one of The 100 Most Influential Sports Educators in America by the Institute for International Sport.
  •  - Subject of the New York Times Bestseller “Season of Life” by Jeffrey Marx. Recognized for his revolutionary concepts of team-building, mentoring and coaching.
  •  - Co-founder of Baltimore’s Ronald McDonald House, which has served over 35,000 families from all over the world since its inception.
  •  - National Fatherhood Initiative’s Man of the Year award for his work in improving the well being of children by helping fathers become more involved, responsible, and committed to their children.
  •  - Co-authored with his wife Paula, “Inside Out Coaching” which is changing the coaching landscape in America, one coach and one parent at a time.
  •  - Joe and his wife, Paula, have four children and reside in Baltimore.

White Fields Foundation has sponsored Joe at three previous Pittsburgh-area events that were extremely well supported and received with great appreciation by attendees. Joe has addressed an overwhelming number of Division I athletic programs (coaches, athletes, parents and administrators), professional teams, and a countless number of high school and youth programs across the country. Last spring Joe spoke for an afternoon to the Pirates entire organization in Bradenton. Coach Clint Hurdle has called Joe one of the most influential guys shaping his coaching philosophy. Don’t miss this chance if you are a coach at any level, a parent supporting young athletes, or a player! Many top coaches are in full agreement on it, “Joe Ehrmann is a gift to the youth sports culture of America. He calls each of us to the values of inclusion, sacrifice, empathy, and justice that transcend our sports involvement but values that can be powerfully reinforced by transformational coaches and parents.”


If you have any questions, please email Leo or Laurence.

White Fields Foundation’s

Men’s Winter Retreat on February 21-23!

at Jumonville Conference Center

We are thrilled that you will be joining us at this year’s winter retreat. The weather may be chilly but the fireplace and the “Locking Arms” with the brothers will be warm. We will be staying at Washington Lodge where our sessions will be held throughout the weekend. For a one-night stay and four meals, the cost is $90. For a two-night stay and five meals, it is $120. There is one double bed in each room with one or two sets of bunk beds. We have 17 rooms to choose from, which includes all the first floor rooms.Rooms 101 and 221 are handicap accessible rooms. The dining hall and chapel are only a short distance away. Linens will be provided, which includes: pillow, sheets, blanket, bath towel, hand towel, and wash cloth. T-shirts will be available for $10. Our theme is “The Holy Spirit & the Man of God.” Our four speakers will be discussing the central role that the Spirit has in our lives as Christ followers. We see in the Scriptures from a multitude of God’s men (David, Elijah, Peter, Paul) and certainly the Lord Jesus a powerful relationship with the Third person of the Trinity. Our calling is to live under the control of the Holy Spirit’s power.

“Do not be drunk with wine which leads to sexual immorality but be filled with the Spirit.” Eph. 5:18


Please contact Laurence for registration questions at: laurence@whitefieldsfoundation.org or Leo Wisniewski for event details at: leo@whitefieldsfoundation.org. We encourage you to submit your payment as your registration. Online transactions (the “Make a Donation” link to the right) are preferred.

Hope to see you there!

Click this link for our retreat schedule!