Youk’s Kids to Present $20,000 Check to Goffstown Babe Ruth Today
What: Following up on a promise made in August, Youk’s Kids will present a check for $20,014 to the Goffstown Babe Ruth League to replace all of the baseball equipment lost in a lighting strike on August 4, 2012.
Who: Tina Cantu and Dave Blouin, co-chairs of the board of directors of Youk’s Kids and Matt McKenzie, a member of the board of directors will represent Youk’s Kids in presenting the check to Kevin Baines, manager of the Goffstown Babe Ruth League. Kevin Youkilis, major league baseball player and founder of Youk’s Kids will join the presentation by phone.
Why: Thousands of dollars’ worth of equipment was lost when lightning struck the league’s storage shed at Allard Park in Goffstown. The resulting blaze destroyed the building which housed all the equipment, including batting cages, equipment bags, and baseballs, catching gear, bats, helmets, a pitching machine and other items.
Where: Goffstown Town Hall, 16 Main Street Goffstown, NH 03045
When: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 11:15am
Contact: Adam Klein, 617-431-1174/617-504-6156
About Youk’s Kids
Youk’s Kids is a nonprofit organization founded by Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis. The organization aims to create a community of support, increase awareness, and advocate for the health and well-being of children in need. The organization supports Josh Cares, a surrogacy program for critically-ill children in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, at-risk youth at the Italian Home for Children in Jamaica Plain, MA; and most recently a new program called Athletes for Heroes that provides grants to the minor children of fallen or severely disabled men and women of service so that they might participate in team and academic enrichment activities.