When Max Scherzer threw a MLB record-tying 20 strikeouts in a game earlier this season, it couldn't have come at a better time, at least for the Polaris Project. While the pitcher's historic performance is a highlight of Washington's early dominance in the NL East, his strikeout totals are benefiting the nonprofit organization through an innovative fundraising tool. This year, Polaris Project is running a campaign in which fans can pledge a small, recurring donation for every strikeout Scherzer throws in the regular season.
Suppose a fan pledges a dollar per strikeout. That 20-strikeout game triggers a $20 donation, with the proceeds being used to combat human trafficking and modern-day slavery in the United States.
Published on July 6, 2016
by JohnPaul Bennett
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