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Dan Straily Striking Out Poverty

Proceeds benefit Big League Impact Foundation


Based on 106 strikeouts, each worth $91.93

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Baseball has been so much more than a game in my life. It taught me about teamwork and persistence, and kept me focused on a bigger goal in life. In the Dominican Republic, baseball means so much to each community. It’s my hope that kids in the DR get to grow up playing baseball and have a chance to chase their dreams.

That is why I’m so excited about giving back through the game that has given so much to me, in the hopes that a generation of young people have a place to go play a game that they love, and — like me — have an opportunity to achieve great things for their own lives and help their community.

I am dedicating my 2018 performance to raising money to build a baseball field in El Cercadillo, a small town of 910 people an hour north of Santo Domingo in Monte Plata, Dominican Republic. Sponsoring this project will start by building the field and will progress until there is running water, clean water, and a farm.

Your donation means so much to me and to the kids awaiting a place to play baseball and come together as a community.

I will be personally donating $40 for every strikeout I throw this year up to $6,000 (the cost to build a baseball field in El Cercadillo), and I hope that you’ll join me by pledging along with me.


  • Every pledge is entered to win a signed pair of game-worn cleats. Every month, I’ll also be doing a random drawing where you can win an autographed baseball card or signed baseball.
  • Any pledge of $0.50 per strikeout or $50 will receive an autographed card with information about the community of El Cercadillo as a thank-you.
  • Any pledge of $1 per strikeout or $100 will receive a limited-edition custom Striking Out Poverty t-shirt.
  • Any pledge of $2 per strikeout or $250 will receive an autographed version of the limited-edition Striking Out Poverty t-shirt.
    • The first 5 pledgers at this level will also receive a personal video thank-you message from me and a signed baseball!
  • Anyone whose pledge or donation total equals at least $500 will receive everything included in the $2/strikeout level and also be entered to win a Batting Practice and Meet & Greet Package (1 available):
    • Passes for 4 to watch the Marlins take batting practice before a game at Marlins Park
    • Meet and greet with me
    • 4 signed baseballs
    • 4 tickets to the game

Your support really means a lot for me, and I’m excited about this season. I hope you’ll join me and my supporters as I throw strikeouts towards getting this field built!

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.

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Baseball Field: $6000

Running Water to every home: $11,926

Clean Water for life: $17,865

Farm Project: $10,000


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