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Mike Mayers Striking Out Poverty

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Based on 51 strikeouts, each worth $213.76

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JOIN ME IN STRIKING OUT POVERTY THIS SEASON

After playing winter ball in the Dominican Republic, I felt a strong need to make a difference and to give back to that community. Many people, including myself, take for granted how fortunate we are in the United States — having many daily necessities that we never think twice about. Spending time in Santo Domingo was eye-opening and life-changing for me.

This season, I’m joining up with my teammate Adam Wainwright’s Big League Impact and its partnership with Striking Out Poverty to fund the creation of a baseball field and farm in Reparadero, a community close to where I played in Santo Domingo. Please join me by pledging a donation for every strikeout that I throw this season towards these projects. I’m personally pledging $50 per strikeout, and Adam has offered to match up to $75,000 that we collectively raise, so anything you give will have triple the impact!

Throughout the season, those who pledge towards my campaign will be invited to participate in some really cool events I’ll be hosting and entered to win some great prizes.

I’m so grateful for you generosity in joining me on this journey!


SPECIAL REWARDS

  • Every pledge is entered into my monthly grab bag drawing that will include game-used gear, autographed cards, and other prizes.
  • Any pledge of $1 per strikeout or $50 will receive a limited-edition custom Striking Out Poverty t-shirt in our team colors.
    • The first 10 pledgers at this level will also receive a thank-you card with information about the communities we’re helping.
  • Any pledge of $2 per strikeout or $100 will receive everything above, except the t-shirt will be autographed. You will also receive a phone call from me to personally thank you for your pledge.
    • The first 10 pledgers at this level will also receive an autographed thank-you card with information about the communities we’re helping.
  • Any pledge of $5 per strikeout or $250 will receive everything at the $2/strikeout level, plus an autographed baseball.
  • Anyone whose pledge or donation total equals at least $500 will receive everything included in the $5/strikeout level and also be entered to win a Cardinals team-signed baseball.
  • Anyone whose pledge or donation total equals at least $1,000 will receive everything included in the $5/strikeout level and also be entered to win a Batting Practice and Meet & Greet Package (1 available):
    • Passes for 4 to watch the Cardinals take batting practice before a game at Busch Stadium
    • Meet and greet with me
    • 4 signed baseballs
    • 4 tickets to the game

MY PROJECT: A BASEBALL FIELD AND FARM IN REPARADERO

Reparadero is a rural community located near Yamasá in the Monte Plata Province, which is about an hour north of Santo Domingo. Food for the Hungry has been walking alongside this community since July 2015. The community has roughly 360 families and a population of 1260 people.

This community thrives on the sport of baseball. In playing together, the children find camaraderie, teamwork, sportsmanship, physical activity and hope for their futures. FH also finds value in providing sports as part of the holistic development that’s happening in this community. It’s more than a game. With this project FH will help the community build a backstop and provide much-needed leveling and conditioning.

Farming and Sustainable Agriculture: FH’s goal is to improve food security in rural areas of the Dominican Republic through an integrated approach. Farmers will be taken through an intensive training process on appropriate crop production techniques. Each lead farmer will be supported with open pollinated, improved drought/disease-resistant seeds sufficient to plant a household plot.

FH will also promote the keyhole gardening approach with each family in the community. This approach requires less labor, less water, and no costly fertilizers or pesticides and can produce vegetables all year round even under harsh temperatures. Keyhole gardens produce enough to feed a family of eight. These gardens are so prolific that they can support the production of at least five varieties of vegetables at a time, providing dietary diversity for the entire family.

Me pitching in the Dominican Republic:


Striking Out Poverty is a campaign by Food for the Hungry and Big League Impact to meet the most urgent needs in some of the most vulnerable communities around the world. Using solutions that are innovative and community-specific to the complex view of poverty, Food for the Hungry contributes to community-owned transformations that empower children, families and, communities to invest in their own development.

For more information visit www.strikingoutpoverty.com.

Schedule

DateNamestrikeoutsEarned
3/29Week 11$214
4/5Week 20-
4/12Week 32$428
4/19Week 40-
4/26Week 51$214
5/3Week 61$214
5/10Week 70-
5/17Week 81$214
5/24Week 92$428
5/31Week 103$641
6/7Week 114$855
6/14Week 127$1,496
6/21Week 132$428
6/28Week 141$214
7/5Week 152$428
7/12Week 160-
7/19Week 172$428
7/26Week 183$641
8/2Week 193$641
8/9Week 201$214
8/16Week 216$1,283
8/23Week 220-
8/30Week 230-
9/6Week 243$641
9/13Week 255$1,069
9/20Week 261$214
9/27Week 270-

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