St. Vincent-St. Mary Baseball will be teaming up with the Oak Clinic once again this year to help raise money and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis. Last year, shortstop Ian Dillard, whose mom suffers from MS, thought of this unique way to help spread awareness as well as raise money for the cause. From there, Hits for MS was born. In 2014, the STVM Baseball community helped to raise just a little over $2,000 to donate to the Oak Clinic, a non-profit out-patient facility that strives to treat and empower individuals living with MS regardless of their ability to pay. This year's goal for 2015 is $5,000! We know with everyone's help we can attain and exceed that goal. We will have much more information in the coming weeks, so please check back for updates! Go to www.oakclinic.com to learn more about the great things that they do for people who suffer with MS!
We would like to thank everyone for attending the banquet on Thursday, May 29 at the Jack & Ann Haag Student Center at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. We had a great time honoring all who are involved in the STVM Baseball program and all who make it possible for the team(s) to function each season. We are very blessed to be a part of such a great school that supports us in all of our endeavors. At the end of the banquet, a packet was passed out that has season statistics for all three teams, senior reflections, team photos, and award winners. If you received the packet, but would like a color copy, or if you were unable to attend the banquet, you can click the link below and download the .pdf file.
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/