High School Baseball Teams Go to Bat for EGF Food Shelf
On Tuesday, April 21st the East Grand Forks Senior High Green Wave will face the Sacred Heart Eagles in a High School baseball game. The intra-city game that afternoon will be hard fought on the field for local bragging rights and will also feature some friendly competition off of the field.
The East Grand Forks Home Run Club, a local supporter of youth baseball, has come up with an off-field challenge for both schools. The HRC will collect donations for the East Grand Forks Food Shelf from players, parents and fans from each of the schools. All those attending the games that bring a food item to be donated will place their item(s) in a Sacred Heart collection box or a Senior High collection box. The school with the largest donation will be deemed the winner of the Food Shelf Challenge.
The Home Run Club will also add to the fun. The HRC will make a monetary donation to the Food Shelf on behalf of both varsity baseball teams based upon the number of pounds of food collected by each school. Another savory twist added to the late afternoon at the ballpark will be with the sale of the delicious grilled burgers at the concession stand. The HRC will donate one dollar to the Food Shelf for every hamburger sold at the park that day. Fans can enjoy great baseball and a great burger all while lending a helping hand to the local food shelf.
Both varsity and junior varsity games are scheduled for that afternoon with the varsity game at 4:30pm followed by the junior varsity game starting at approximately 6:30pm. All games will be played at Stauss Park.