Friday, May 25, 2018

First annual Strike Out Hunger event was a hit by Matt Pascarella

Windham Little League held their first annual Strike Out Hunger event on Saturday, May 19th. The
Slugger helps with fundraiser
event took place at the Windham Assembly of God, Manchester School, and Cicerone baseball fields. The response from the community was tremendous as
big crowds showed up to watch the athletes play and donate to the cause. The donation bins were overflowing with non-perishable food items.

Shaun Morrison, Vice President of the Major league and Coach for MPM Sealcoating has been a board member for Windham Little League for four years. He came up with the idea for this fundraiser because he wanted to do something that would have an impact locally. Morrison spoke with Collette Gagnon from the Windham Food Pantry and from that conversation came up with the Strike Out Hunger fundraiser.

“We do a fundraiser for little league every year to help out our league for equipment, field maintenance, uniforms, hats, etc., but this was something I thought we really could tackle league wide and give back to our community,” explained Morrison.

Gagnon provided a list of items that are crucial this time of year; with school ending and especially for children who need snacks during the summer months. They reached out to the Sea Dogs to see if Slugger could be a part of the festivities and he arrived ready to show support. The athletes were very excited to have Slugger in attendance cheering them on.

windhammainepta@gmail.comMorrison goes on to say, “Windham Little League’s first annual Strike Out Hunger event was a complete success. The Windham Food Pantry was pleasantly surprised by just how much food Windham Little League collected and delivered. I am so proud of our program for giving back to the community in such a big way, especially in a time it's needed most. A big thank you goes out to the families that donated, and the other board members that helped me make my vision a reality. We hope this will continue for years to come.”

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