Big League Impact VP and Phillies pitcher Kyle Gibson hosted the annual Big League Blast on Nov. 12, 2022, at St. Louis Skeet & Trap Club. Dozens of shooters braved the cold for a sporting clays tournament that raised more than $38,000 for food pantries in Franklin County, Mo.
Kyle and his wife, Elizabeth, were inspired to choose this cause after learning about the growing rates of food insecurity in their community. One in 10 U.S. households have trouble providing enough food for everyone in their home due to a lack of resources, according to the USDA. In 2021, an estimated 53 million people turned to food banks and community programs for help putting food on the table — and this demand is only expected to go up as inflation and supply chain challenges continue to impact local families. The money raised at this year’s Big League Blast will make a real impact for local people in need.
Special thanks to our generous sponsors, Rowley Sports Management, RTP Outdoors, Winchester Ammunition, Spectrum Reach, e3 Wealth, El Agave Mexican Restaurant, Farmers Insurance – Ed Fogelbach, Exit 11, Hibbs Homes, LLC, Bank of Washington and Ming Insurance Group for their support of this event. Thanks also to past and present MLB players Noah Syndergaard, Sam Coonrod, Justin Masterson, Spencer Patton and Brad Thompson for joining us on the course.
Check out the video below for a recap of the event.
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