Baseball season is upon us and while the Phillies have wasted no time in providing us with the highs and lows of baseball that we all missed so dearly, the team has also been quick to re-ignite its community schemes. Three Phillies players are teaming up to pledge a combined $550 after every team win to help local families in need. They hope to raise at least $120,000 by the end of the season that will be distributed evenly among their hand-selected charities.
All-Star pitcher and Big League Impact vice president Kyle Gibson: Cradles to Crayons
Veteran pitcher Zach Eflin: Kisses for Kyle Foundation
All-Star pitcher Aaron Nola: Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
Kyle Gibson has only been with the Phillies for less than a year but has already raised $6,000 for Candles to Crayons and its veryday Essentials program, which provides warm clothing, coats, shoes, and more to hundreds of children living in poverty or suffering from homelessness.
“I was thrilled to see how quick Phillies fans were to support these causes with me last year, and I know that with a whole season ahead of us, we can do some awesome things together in 2022,” Gibson says.
Gibson and Eflin will each donate an additional $100 per strikeout they record to Philabundance and Kisses for Kyle, respectively. Nola will donate an additional $200 per strikeout recorded to TAPS.
Fans can get involved in exclusive promotions where proceeds will go to charity, and learn more about the aims of each player and their chosen charities here: www.bigleagueimpact.org/allwinphiladelphia.
Big League Impact, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that partners with professional athletes through unique, sports-related fundraising platforms to help people meet basic human needs like food, clean water, medical care, shelter, and education in an effort to save lives, restore dignity, and instill hope. It was started by St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright in 2013.
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