The 2015 Fighting Irish baseball team headed south for Easter break this year. They traveled to Myrtle Beach, SC, where they participated in the Cal Ripken Experience. They were able to play quality baseball teams from around the U.S., primarily from Kentucky and New Jersey. STVM finished the week at 3-2. The two games they lost were both by one run with one of those games going into extra innings. Thank you to the the school, the parents, and the private donor for the charter bus who helped make this trip happen! It was a great experience for everyone involved.
The 2014 Fighting Irish joined the fight against MS by creating a fundraising project called "Hits for Multiple Sclerosis (MS)." The team ended up raising over $2,000 for this great cause. The idea was thought up by Junior shortstop Ian Dillard. His mother, Jodi, has MS, so the disease hits home with the Dillard family.
All varsity and junior varsity baseball players collected pledges from friends and family members. Pledges were based on the total number of hits that the varsity teams totaled during the season. The beneficiary of this campaign was the Oak Clinic, which is a non-profit clinic in Uniontown, Ohio for people who suffer from Multiple Sclerosis.
Interested in finding out more about MS or the Oak Clinic? Visit their website here: http://www.oakclinic.com/.
On Tuesday, April 2, fifty STVM Baseball players and coaches helped clean up the streets of Akron by picking up trash around the school and downtown area, as well as the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath area. This community service project was a team effort with the Keep Akron Beautiful organization, which is currently running it's "Clean Up Akron Month" campaign throughout the month of April. The boys were able to collect over 70 bags of trash and were able to give something back to the community! For more information about KAB's Clean Up Akron Month, click the link here: http://www.keepakronbeautiful.org/