Born for Summer Fun
Giggles, outdoors and lifelong memories... it's a must. 

Born for Tuesdays!
Enjoy $3 admission and $2 Busch Lights.  

Born for Gatherings
Corporate and group night specials are waiting for you. 

Young Players Can Improve Baseball Skills at Camps

Danville Dans coaches and players will help young campers improve their baseball skills this summer

Click on Skills Camp above to for camp details and a registration form. 

Jeanie Cooke Honored by ABCA

Jeanie Cooke, co-owner and general manager of the Danville Dans, was recently honored at the American Baseball Coaches (ABCA) annual convention and trade show in Dallas. She received the 2024 ABCA Youth Baseball Service Award to a standing ovation. The award was introduced at the 2023 ABCA Convention and ABCA members who have made or are making significant contributions to youth in their community through the sport of baseball.
In 1977, Jeanie Cooke’s husband asked her to become the hitting coach for his 11-12 Little League team, and she jumped at the opportunity. Jeanie’s passion for baseball began as a child, watching her father catch in the local Twilight League (the nation’s oldest amateur league when it disbanded.) She loved that as a coach, she could help children find that same love of America’s favorite pastime. It worked. Jeanie coached Little League for a decade. There were some local kids she refused to work with, though. Jeanie never coached her own children… and they never asked her to either.
In 1987, fellow baseball fanatic Rick Kurth asked Jeanie to help him save historic Danville Stadium in Danville, IL. Together, they realized to bring life back into this wooden stadium, they would need to bring in a team. So that was the beginning of the Danville Dans. Jeanie wasn’t ready to walk away from youth baseball though. To keep the love of baseball growing, she made sure children were a focal point of every Dans game. Children wearing their Little League uniforms got in free. After each game, kids (of all ages) could take to the field, run the bases, and ask players for autographs. Thirty-five years and hundreds of Sharpies later, kids still get in free, run the bases and get autographs at… every game… for free… and without joining a kids club. Hundreds of boys and girls have completed the
Dans baseball skills camps hosted by the coaching staff each summer. They work with the players they see on the field and learn to become better hitters, pitchers, throwers and runners. Believing everyone deserves the thrill of a homer, Jeanie arranges for Danville Dans to help children with special needs compete in the AMBUCS Challenger League.
All in all, when it comes to baseball, Jeanie Cooke still looks at it through her Dad’s eyes. And she makes sure kids across the Danville area develop a love for baseball like she has.


The Ticket Book includes 28 tickets for only $140. This is a savings of $84 over the regular gate price. The book can be used as a season ticket, or bring a group of friends to a single game.  Get your tickets now!


Show your team pride in Danville Dans t-shirts, caps, hoodies and more. Check out the Danville Dans online merchandise store

We May never know



The Dans are looking for host parents/families in the Danville area for the baseball season. This summer, approximately 32 young men will move to Danville to play for the Dans.  Many of the players become more than just a house guest. They become part of the family.  Learn more. 

    • Provide a home and meals for a player during the season.

    • Your family receives free season tickets

    • The player will be a positive role model for your children

    • You have the potential for the creation of a long-term friendship

  • Contact

    Chris Jaruseski at

Raise Funds with Dans Share

Last season, local nonprofits raised more than $12,500 at Dans baseball games. The Dans Share program helps support area nonprofits, school groups and sports teams by having their organization work in the concession stand or sell 50-50 raffle tickets. Learn more. 

Groups interested in selling 50-50 tickets please email

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Danville Dans are a founding member of the Prospect League - 18 teams bringing summer baseball fun to 8 states.

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