Mike “Zee” Ziemba, grew up in Crystal Lake, Illinois, and after college at ISU, he moved to Colorado to follow his dreams. Mike made so many friends along the way, from all walks of life. He had a way of connecting with people on all levels, finding the good, and embracing the positive.
He eventually left Colorado and moved to Hartland, WI to be a part of his son’s life. Mike immediately grew to love his new hometown. He devoted his life to his son Alex and his love of baseball. Mike was such a devoted father that he set up a pitching and batting area in his backyard. Kids from the neighborhood would stop by and play. Despite the pain Mike suffered in his back and legs from years of extreme sports (snowboarding and biking from Denver to Crystal Lake, IL), he always would volunteer to help.
Mike was an amazing coach and his trademark saying was “It’s for the kids”. Mike always understood that it wasn’t about the parents, but about the kids. That they had fun! That they enjoyed the game. Since he lived in downtown Hartland, he would volunteer to check the fields in the nearby park and make sure they were prepped for gametime.
LCYBS has created this memorial foundation in Mike’s name for the sole purpose of continuing his passion and making sure “ALL” have the opportunity to play baseball/softball. The Mike Ziemba Memorial Fund will promote youth baseball and ensure that financial resources are available for kids who may not otherwise have the economic ability to participate by paying their registration fee and supplying them with proper equipment. Through this fund, LCYBS will provide financial assistance to Lake Country youth who love the game of baseball, all the way through high school. Please help support this amazing foundation so that every kid can continue to play!
Mike Ziemba Memorial Fund
Waukesha State Bank
151 E. Saint Paul Ave.
P.O. Box 648
Waukesha, WI. 53187
or via Venmo @mikeziembamemorialfund
What Mike understood and, always said to his team, that the game isn't about the score, "It's about the kids"!. He was