Incoming Harrison senior Allison Lipovsky’s quest to help those in need came to a conclusion on Tuesday, as she donated over $4500 to local charities.
Lipovsky, who used her strikeouts as a pitcher on the softball field to raise funds, fanned a total of 339 batters. Pledges per strikeout reached over $13 at ti mes, allowing her to donate $2265.03 to the Stone Soup Project (Harrison and Farwell Community Kitchens) and $2265 to the Community Nutrition Network of Clare County.
“I am very happy with the success of Strikeout for Hunger this year,” Lipovsky said. “I had a great 2014 season statistically and that helped raise a lot of money, but the real credit goes out to the hundres of people that pledged for such a good cause and for people like Sharron Williams, Nancy Petree and Veronica Romanov for running such great programs like Stone Soup and the Community Nutrition Network. Without their wonderful programs and great leadership our community would be in much greater need.”
Stone Soup is able to feed more than 400 people with the donation, and the Community Nutrition Network is able to buy an entire food truck to be distributed to the community in September.
Lipovsky now hopes to add other in her quest to battle hunger. She already has Gladwin ace Allyson Conley on board but hopes to find others to take part as well.
“Every pitcher in the area is such a great competitor and an excellent member of their community,” Lipovsky said. “I hope they will join Conley and I and we can attack this problem in greater numbers.”
For more information or to take part in Strike Out For Hunger, contact Lipovsky through the Strike Out For Hunger Facebook page.