The Canal Winchester High School baseball program recently collected money donations to be used to buy Christmas gifts for kids in the community who might not otherwise receive any.
The senior players purchased the gifts with the donated money and then wrapped them at Coach Tyler Kuhn’s house.
“Our team goal was to raise around $10 per player within the baseball program,” said Kuhn. “We ended up raising $660 in three days and we worked with Canal Winchester Human Services to see how we could put this money toward a local family.”
Kuhn said the purchased items will go to a family within the Canal Winchester community who are in a time of need.
“The family we are sponsoring has a few boys who will be receiving multiple sets of clothing, shoes, underwear, socks, and a few items off their Christmas wish lists,” said Kuhn.
Kuhn said the coaching staff wanted to see the teams make a difference in their own community.
“And they really came through,” said Kuhn. “It was a contagious movement that did not require any persuasion from us as coaches. They really understood the importance of community service and how big of an impact we could make outside of the baseball diamond.We had donations ranging from $5 to $50 a person.”
Kuhn said the entire high school baseball program participated including coaches and the booster club, as well as the BrockStrong Foundation, which joined in the effort with a donation of its own.
“Everyone stepped up and I could not be more proud as a coach of the generosity and selflessness of our program,” said Kuhn.