Worthy Cause Countdown: Help This South Florida Baseball Team Buy Uniforms
Help these young athletes buy equipment during the 12 Days of Giftmas.
Each day from Dec. 14 through Dec. 25, GOOD Sports will feature a worthy school athletic program in need of funding.
Image via Immokalee High School/DonorsChoose.org.
Immokalee is a small farming town in southern Florida. Nearly 94% of students attending its Title I Immokalee High School are from households with incomes low enough to qualify them for free or reduced-price school lunches.
Despite a lack of funding, Immokalee High teacher Ethan Striz is determined to provide the students with a baseball team.
“[B]aseball teaches athletes more about life than people understand. There are many life skills that are learned throughout this game that I want to pass on to my players.”
Because his students cannot afford to purchase their own athletic equipment, Striz has turned to DonorsChoose.org to raise $822 for practice gear. At the time this story was posted, the team was $577 short of their goal. Striz says:
“My players come from a migrant community where many students do not even have baseball gear or clothes. Our athletics helps fund some of these necessities but we cannot always afford all the essentials… Our team takes great pride in themselves and their school! This donation will only help that pride grow and bring smiles to many faces!”