Keeper of The Game

“The mission of Keeper of The Game is to provide kids and young adults with special needs and disabilities unique baseball experiences that foster the growth of those individuals and their love of baseball. Keeper of The Game promotes programs that allow these athletes to play, watch and experience baseball at a very personal level. This is all done with a focus on advancing servant leadership.”

 



FRISCO, Texas – The Keeper of The Game Foundation and Pastime Training Center teamed up together for the fifth consecutive year for the Strike Out Hunger Food Drive to benefit the Frisco Family Services Food Pantry. The event resulted in a record-setting 10,771 pounds of non-perishable food items donated, which is a greater total than the previous four campaigns combined. It is also the largest donation the facility has received all year.
The donations – collected from Oct. 12-Nov. 11 – have already provided countless meals during this holiday season for less fortunate individuals and families in the Frisco community. All in all, the food drive will result in 8,975 meals.
“The amazing and much-needed donations provided by Keeper of The Game and Pastime Training Center help ensure numerous families in our community are able to put a warm meal on the table,” Frisco Family Services Executive Director Nicole Bursey said. “Since our fiscal year began in July, we have seen a steady increase of 25-30 percent in the amount of food distributed out of Frisco’s only food pantry.”
Added Frisco Family Services Food Pantry Manager Ronny Hill: “A donation that size was truly a gift.”
The annual four-week food drive also includes toiletries. In five years, nearly 16,000 pounds of food has been provided to Frisco Family Services. The totals have increased each year.
The event also serves as a competition between all Frisco ISD baseball and softball teams to see who can donate the most items. Liberty High School took home the trophy for the second consecutive year and won another pizza party from Keeper of The Game supporter Durkin’s Pizza. Scott McGarrh coaches the LHS baseball team, while Jill Bradshaw leads the Lady Redhawks softball squad.
“Congratulations to Liberty High School for becoming our first back-to-back Strike Out Hunger Food Drive Challenge Champions,” Keeper of The Game Executive Director Bryan Hoctor said. “They took collecting donations to a new level.”
Each Frisco ISD team had representatives at Frisco Family Services Food Pantry on Nov. 14 for the official donation drop-off event.
“A huge thank you goes to the Frisco ISD baseball and softball teams,” Hoctor said. “More than 90 percent of the food drive’s donations came from their efforts. I can’t wait to see how they make it even bigger and better next year.”
Donations were also collected at Middle School Matchup’s baseball and softball tournaments from Nov. 10-12.
“It’s an honor to team up with Keeper of The Game and Frisco Family Services for our food drive,” Pastime Training Center owner and former Major League Baseball player Jason Jennings said. “The holiday season is a great time to come together and help out our community. Hopefully with these donations, every family in need can enjoy this special time of year and be able to look forward to a fresh start in 2019.”
To learn about more ways to help Frisco Family Services, click here.
To see a photo gallery of the Strike Out Hunger Food Drive drop-off event, click here.
 

 

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Keeper of The Game supporter and Colorado Rockies minor leaguer Taylor Snyder has designed “Make it Count” shirts and a drawstring bag with his sister, Amberley (watch her powerful story here). Taylor and Amberley are donating 100% of the proceeds of the sales to our foundation. Check out all their Athletes Brand gear by clicking here.

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Cleveland Indians veteran pitcher Josh Tomlin has proudly supported Keeper of The Game for the past four years. To see more pictures of current and former Major League Baseball players wearing Keeper gear, click here.

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BE A KEEPER!

Donating online is a simple way to help provide unique baseball experiences for kids and young adults with special needs and disabilities. If desired, you may choose specific programming for your funds to be used for. We are a 501(c)3 designated non-profit organization. To make a donation to Keeper of The Game, click here.

 

 

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Keeper of The Game would like to sincerely thank Rock & Brews in The Colony (Texas) for hosting our foundation for its soft-opening charity night on March 11, 2016. The event completely sold out. A huge thank you also goes to all our supporters for helping make this one of our biggest fundraisers. To see a photo gallery of the event, click here.

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Keeper of The Game was thrilled to partner with the College Sports Information Directors of America for their #CoSIDA16 community service event with The Miracle League of Frisco on June 14, 2016 in Frisco. To see a photo gallery, click here. To see a video, click here.

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is a proud supporter of The Miracle League of Frisco. Keeper of The Game hosts numerous clinics for the league and purchased three new wheelchairs for the athletes. To learn more, click here.


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is a proud supporter of The Miracle League of DFW. Each year Keeper of The Game assists The Miracle League of DFW by providing specialty baseballs and equipment to athletes. To learn more, click here.

 

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