May 28, 2008

As American as Baseball and Apple Pie

What's more American than baseball? The other night while watching the Philadelphia Phillies drub the Colorodo Rockies the announcer mentioned Phillies closing pitcher Brad Lidge participates in the Strikeouts for Troops program.

According to their website,the program was founded by Barry Zito, pitcher for the SanFrancisco Giants. They have raised almost a million dollars since 2005 to help wounded veterans with everything from travel to child care to help with bills while they recover. Over forty professional baseball players contribute. You can, too!

Baseball players raising money for the troops. That's about as American as you gan get!

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