Local Scout collects 505 pounds of baseball gear for Pitch In for Baseball organization

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Jonathan Gugger filled a pallet with 16 boxes
of sports equipment
Photo by Steve Gugger


Troop 325 Eagle Scout candidate Jonathan Gugger collected 505 pounds of baseball and softball gear for Pitch In for Baseball as part of his Eagle Scout project in April.

Donations of equipment, clothing and cleats came from Richmond Little League and families, Shorewood students, Shoreline CC softball team, and the community at large.

Donations included baseball and softball equipment
Photo by Steve and Jonathan Gugger

Jonathan filled one full pallet with 16 boxes that were shipped this month to the Pitch In for Baseball organization in Pennsylvania by Old Dominion Freight Lines. 

New caps and shirts were part of the shipment
Photo by Steve and Jonathan Gugger

Jonathan arranged for the generous shipping donation, as well as organizing the collecting, sorting and packaging of the gear.

Jonathan packing the boxes with donated goods
Photo by Steve Gugger

Jonathan explained, "I wanted to get involved with Pitch In for Baseball because I thought an equipment collection would be a great way to promote my love of the sport and complete my Eagle Scout Project. I was happy to help communities that lost everything from Hurricane Sandy before the baseball season started. It is cool to think that maybe I contributed to introducing baseball to another child in our country or somewhere in the world." 

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