>La Grande Observer | Union and Wallowa Counties' News Leader

Observer news NE Oregon Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

Follow LaGrandeObserver.com

La Grande Observer print edition

view all La Grande Observer print publications »

La Grande Observer Paper 07/23/14

The LaGrande Observer is now online in a Replica E-edition form and publishes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Current subscribers have full access to the E-edition.

View Paper

If you are not a current subscriber, subscribe today for immediate access.


Recent article comments

Powered by Disqus

Home arrow Opinion arrow Hitting for a good cause

Hitting for a good cause

The La Grande baseball team has 137 hits so far this season. For each hit the team gets, the Red Cross Drug Store is donating $1 to the Union County Food Bank. (Courtesy photo)
The La Grande baseball team has 137 hits so far this season. For each hit the team gets, the Red Cross Drug Store is donating $1 to the Union County Food Bank. (Courtesy photo)

by Casey Kellas/The Observer

The La Grande baseball team needs to keep on racking up those hits.

It’s for a good cause.

For every hit the Tigers get this season, the La Grande Red Cross Drug Store is donating $1 to  the Union County Food Bank.

So far, LHS has 137 hits through 18 games this season. 

The Tigers have five more games remaining in the regular season, but postseason games count, too.

“We’re really just trying to raise awareness about the food bank,” Red Cross Drug Store’s Darcy Blackman said.

LHS head coach Mark Lanman is the one who came up with the idea of donating money for each hit, and so far his team is coming through.

“Every Tuesday I see them handing out food, and I noticed the last couple of years the line getting longer,” Lanman said. 

“And it’s sad. So I figured if there is something we can do to help, why not?”

But the hits aren’t the only way the team is generating cash.

There is also a container at the concession stands at Optimist Field during Tiger home games where fans can donate money to the food bank.

And if you don’t think $1 goes a long ways, think again.

“Every dollar donated gives us access to between five to six pounds of food,” said Carmen Gentry, assistant manager for the Community Connection Food Bank Program. 

While all donations are donor directed, according to Gentry, the money the LHS baseball team is raising will likely be converted to pounds and dispersed to the food pantries in Union County.

Blackman said the goal at the start was to raise $500.

“The more we can do to raise awareness, the better,” Blackman said.

Gentry said there are a lot of ways for anyone to get involved with local food banks, adding that all donations are tax deductible.

So far this year, Gentry said her office has received $11,000 in donations for Union, Wallowa, Baker and Grant counties.

The easiest food drive to participate in is the Letter Carrier Food Drive May 11.

According to Gentry, if people leave a bag of food on their doorstep or by their mailbox, the local carrier will collect it to be donated.

“It’s easy and for a good cause,” she added.

The La Grande baseball team is doing their part.


blog comments powered by Disqus
Local / Sports / Business / State / National / Obituaries / Public Notices
Editorials / Letters / Guest Columns / Columnists
Outdoors / Ag / Spiritual / Go Magazine / Portraits
View all classifieds / Jobs / Autos / Real Estate / Rentals / Place an Ad
The Observer
About / Contact / Commercial Printing / Subscriptions / Terms of Use / Site Map
Also Online
Photo Reprints / Slideshows / Weather and Valley Cam / /index.php?option=com_rss&feed=RSS2.0&no_html=1">RSS Feed ?> RSS Feed

Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2014 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use

LaGrandeObserver.com works best with the latest versions of Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer or Apple Safari

ordina cialis levitra generico dove si pi c b comprare il viagra in italia comprare viagra online economico viagra soft generico viagra generika deutschland compra cialis generico miglior prezzo prix viagra 100 mg cialis generico farmacia roma comprar viagra barata generica cialis betrouwbaar comprar kamagra soft levitra indiano prezzi viagra farmacia acheter viagra en ligne køb viagra uden recept comparação dos pre em portugal cialis e viagra kamagra oral jelly comprar viagra soft tab on line kamagra a vendre cialis on line más barato viagra moin cher cialis generico forum levitra generico online viagra naturale farmacia viagra generico nas farmacias viagra cialis prezzi kamagra oral jelly comparateur de prix viagra legaal viagra auf rezept