Baseball Teams Pitch in at Feed My Starving Children
On Monday, March 5 the Lisle High School Friends of Feed My Starving Children Club sponsored an opportunity for any student to travel to the Feed My Starving Children location in Schaumburg to pack food boxes for the starving children that are suffering throughout the world. A total of 61 students and 7 adults chipped in to help make it an overwhelming success.
Both of the Lisle High School baseball teams participated in the fun filled evening and all of the boys thought it was a very worthwhile cause. The organizer of the event was Senior, pitcher/First baseman, Ty Howell. He commented on the night’s work saying, “It’s a great way to spend your day off especially with a group of guys like this. It brings us closer as a team and we help the less fortunate while we’re at it.” Ty organized the Friends of Feed My Starving Children Club at LHS and brought the idea to the attention of the team. Of the 61 students that attended the event, 27 of them were members of the Lisle Baseball Program. For the night, the group from Lisle packed 84 boxes of food for starving children around the world. Those 84 boxes contained a total of 3024 bags of what the FMSC leaders call MannaPack Rice. Those 3024 bags made up of chicken, vegetables, soy and rice will be enough to feed 50 children for a year. Had the food been bought, the total value would have been $4334. Most of the food packed by the Lisle group will go to children from Haiti, aiding the recovery effort from the 2010 earthquake. Everyone had a great time as the baseball program and the rest of the Lisle volunteers packed as many boxes as they could within an hour.
For the baseball program especially, it was an opportunity to work as a team and have a good bonding experience as the beginning of the 2012 season draws closer. Within the program, there was even a little friendly competition as to which group could pack the most boxes within the time limit. In the end, it was a great start to the season to help Friends of Feed My Starving Children as they supported the less fortunate around the world.