Edgetech Plays Ball in the Dominican Republic

Date: 20 August 2009
Source: Edgetech
Company donates baseball equipment to underprivileged youth The harbor in Luperon, Dominican Republic, is known as a safe haven for passing vessels during stormy weather.

It is also a place where underprivileged children spend much time honing their skills and falling in love with the Great American Pastime – baseball. A relative of an Edgetech employee who recently visited the region was inspired by the hardworking children and vowed to help them, even in just a small way, achieve their dreams. Responding to this worthy call for help, Edgetech collected donations of equipment that totaled over 100 baseball bats, 150 helmets, 68 catchers’ outfits, 100 baseballs and 25 baseball gloves, which were given to children on three different baseball leagues in the Luperon area.
“These children don’t have video games, television and iPods – they live, eat and breathe baseball,” said Erin Johnson, Marketing Director for Edgetech. “Playing baseball is their way to relax and, potentially, their ticket to a better life. We are very proud of our employees and friends who made this donation possible. It truly has made a difference to the children who had no means of getting the gear they needed to play.”
Edgetech employees, along with friends and relatives, shipped over 800 pounds of baseball gear in 45 boxes on four skids to Luperon in the Dominican Republic. Because school supplies are also scarce in the area, pens, pencils and other necessities were included with the shipment.
“It just makes you proud to be part of an organization like this – one that really cares for people,” Johnson said. “Being good members of the community – and of the world – is definitely a part of our Edgetech 360® value promise. It’s part of who we are as an organization.”
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