BlueSox Buck-A-Hit Campaign to Support Backpack Program

March 29, 2017 - Prospect League (Prospect) - Butler BlueSox

News Release

The Butler BlueSox are pleased to announce the beneficiary of its 201 7 Buck-A-Hit charitable fundraising campaign. With the coordination and cooperation of Butler AM Rotary, the 201 7 beneficiary will be the Kids' Weekend Backpack Program.

This wonderful program is funded entirely by donations.

It is designed to assist students who are in need of weekend food supplies. These less fortunate students may receive breakfast and lunch at school during the week, but on weekends they have little or no food items.

Under the BlueSox Buck-A-Hit Campaign, for every BlueSox hit, home and away during the course of the upcoming 60-game season, the BlueSox will donate $1 to a designated charitable endeavor or non-profit organization. Any local businesses and individuals can join the BlueSox roster and also agree to contribute $1 for every BlueSox hit.

In 201 6, the ball club and its roster of 1 3 participants raised $7,476 for the benefit of the Ellen O'Brien Gaiser Addiction Center. The upcoming season will be the fifth year for the Campaign.

Upon announcing this year's beneficiary, NexTier Bank, United Plate Glass Company, and R. P. Musko and Associates have agreed to participate in 201 7. All donations will be used to purchase the food items required for distribution to the kids.

Leading the fight against hunger for those children in need is the Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation, along with the staff, parents and community of McQuistion, Emily Brittain, Northwest, and Center Township Elementary Schools. This year, Butler AM Rotary, Sam's Club, the YMCA, and numerous other groups and churches are also lending support. The Butler BlueSox, in partnership with Butler AM Rotary, are proud to join forces with these organizations in order to make a difference in the lives of the many children in need of something we all take for granted... food.

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