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The T(Wins) Campaign is off to a great start:

April 10, 2018

Kyle Gibson had an idea. What if we were overly generous and added bonus gifts during our current home-stand? What if everybody who donated $1 per team win this year or $100 got an autographed item from one of us? Then what if anyone who pledged $10 or $1000 received an autographed game used item and two tickets to a game?

That seemed incredibly generous, but, he went a step further. “What if we also let them have the existing awards? A t-shirt at $1 and an additional autographed item at $10?” he asked. “Well that would be uncommonly generous.” we replied. So he did it.

Last night the Twins opened up a window for fans who pledge toward their efforts to build a school in Haiti. Anyone who pledges $1 or $10 for the next week will receive much more than their pledge in value. Not only that, but, the players stepped up to match the first $40 pledged and the campaign is now over $7,000.

$7,000 is almost enough for one classroom and is enough for 35 children to attend school for a year. That is incredible impact for one night. Great job Twins! And special props to Patrick Elmore for starting his own win campaign and helping us build the school!

 

Big League Impact Daily: Game used items for the win, Alex.

April 9, 2018

The Twins are back in action today and the players have something special planned for anyone who pledges for the rest of this home-stand. This one one is for total (T)wins for the season. Each fan who pledges $1 per win or makes a flat $100 donation, will receive a random autographed item from Gibson, Dozier, Morrison or Duke. Each fan who pledges $10 per win or makes a flat $1,000 donation will receive a random autographed, game-used item. To increase the impact, Gibson, Dozier, Duke and LoMo will kick in $40 in matching funds for the first $40 per win pledged.  With over $108,000 already raised, the Twins are well on their way to raising the 400k they need to build 10 more classrooms and sustain 1500 students in Haiti for a year.

Nick Ahmed and the D-Backs begin a three game series against the Giants in San Francisco today. Nick had a crucial hit in yesterday’s victory over the Cardinals and has now raised over $27,000 for his water and farming project in El Mogote, DR.

Dee Gordon is leading the Mariners into Kansas City where he hopes to rack up a few stolen bases to assist Syrian refugees.

 

 

 

Luke Weaver and Nick Ahmed face off, Twins and Mariners on ice:

April 8, 2018

Today, St. Louis Cardinal pitcher, Luke Weaver, will be taking the mound looking to win the rubber match between the D-Backs and Cards. He will also be pitching to raise funds for his baseball field and farm projects in Camaron and Hoyo Oscuro.

Luke-Weaver

Opposite Weaver will be Nick Ahmed who has a .421 average and is donating $100 for every hit he gets this season to HIS OWN Striking our Poverty project in, Mogote, Dominican Republic.

Here is an ESPN link to this game

In Minnesota, the Twins players have been having great success in the early season. Together they have raised over 100k in support of completing and maintaining a school for 1500 children in Haiti.

With snow falling in Minneapolis and temperatures dipping into the 20’s, todays game will be postponed.

That also means that Dee Gordon will not get a chance to steal bases, so his campaign in support of Syrian refugees is frozen at $21,935

Striking Out Poverty is off to a great start in 2018!

April 7, 2018

Nine Dominican communities. Syrian Refugees. Nine ballplayers. Nine Innings.

With the goal of providing a baseball field, water irrigation and filtration, and a farm to nine communities in the Dominican, while also providing relief for the Syrian Refugee Crisis, Big League Impact players and Food for the Hungry advocates have raised over $107,000. That is already more than the 103k that we raised for our Haiti project last year.

Thus far; Dee Gordon, Luke Weaver, Nick Ahmed, Michael Wacha, Tyler Lyons, Liam Hendriks, Chase Anderson and Mike Mayers have all made pledge commitments, and Adam Wainwright has matched $57,000 of their donations.

That is already enough for three baseball fields, two water irrigation and filtration projects, three farms and 30k in diapers and milk for Syrian refugees. Yes, that’s right, Dee Gordon is turning stolen bases into milk and diapers for refugees. How awesome is that?

You can check out the progress and contribute to any one of the Striking Out Poverty campaigns on Pledgeit

The town of La Cuneta in the Dominican Republic. The land on the right is the future site of an SOP Farm.

Big League Impact Turkey Bowl Shootout:

November 19, 2017

– Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

Seeing the devastation that still exists in Puerto Rico, the team at Big League Impact, led by Adam and Trey Wainwright, have decided to host a one day Fantasy Tournament this Thanksgiving. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to relief in Puerto Rico and the overall winner will receive a game used bat from the 2017 Silver Slugger, Adam Wainwright, as well as a shoutout on social media from @UncleCharlie50. Your donation is 100% tax deductible.

Signing up is easy:

  • Once you make your donation HERE
  • You will be prompted to draft a team
  • You can enter more than once
  • You can also contribute directly to this effort by clicking Donate on this site
  • Top Three Finishers will also get free entry into RTSports’ Postseason Shootout ($150 value)  https://rtsports.com/postseason-shootout
  • Complete Contest Rules HERE

We hope that you join us in this effort and please know that, “Together, We All Make a Big league Impact”.

2017 Highlights: Big League Impact SF family supports Hurricane Harvey and JJ Watt Foundation

This Big League Impact season we were laser focused on making immediate impact when a crisis arose in the US or around the globe. Such was the case in San Francisco this year.

2017 Big League Impact San Francisco

Hurricane Harvey ravaged Houston, TX from the 25th-29th of August. Harvey dumped 27 trillion gallons of water on the Houston and Beaumont areas, displacing tens of thousands of people. People were in dire need and on August 30th, at our fantasy football event at AT&T Park, we raised $10,600 and donated it to the JJ Watt Foundation.

 

Although many contributed, there is one story that sticks out to us. It came from an unexpected place and from a model of giving that we could all learn something from.

One of our 2017 rookies, Jason Wheeler, teaches his children to give back from the allowance they receive. His son, Jake, could not make the live draft due to schoolwork, but, wanted to support his friend Tyler Nelson, who was at one time a Wish-Kid and is now the starting catcher on his High School team. So, Jake, gave $500 from the money he had been saving to benefit BLI San Francisco and Make-A-Wish.

Upon hearing that we were raising money for the hurricane victims, Jake’s little sister broke her piggy bank too. She donated $300 of her own money to help Harvey victims.

What an incredible model the Wheeler family is teaching us all. Now, if all of us adults could do the same as these children, we could end poverty in the World hundreds of time over.

Thank you Wheeler family and thank you Big League Impact San Francisco Community. There are families in SF, the Bay Area, Haiti, Puerto Rico and Houston that will benefit from your giving.