By Jasmine Morehead
SYRACUSE—Wawasee Summer League presented checks to Milford, North Webster and Syracuse elementary’s PTO program Monday night, Sept. 27.
In total, the league presented $3,755. Each school received $885. In addition, the league donated $1,100 to a local family in need.
Former commissioner for the league Jamie Beer expressed the goal behind the fundraisers they do at the end of their season is to be able to take what they raise and help the community with it.
“The whole goal is to try to find somebody that’s in need or has something going on that could use it,” Beer said.
For this year, they wanted to make sure they could help the kids in the community as much as possible through their donations.
“This year we did have one family nominated, but the other part went to the PTOs with the schools. I mean that touches a lot of kids and helps the parents with fees. So, we went that route this year,” Beer shared.
The money for these donations came from the Wawasee Summer League’s second annual Coaches Softball Games and Home Run Derby fundraiser. He shared this is a tradition they plan to hold on to.
“We will always be doing the Home Run Derby and the Coaches Softball Game,” Beer stated.“We’ll keep doing what we did initially and we’ll keep adding to it.”
When his term ended in January, he knew the program would be fine in the hands of the new Commissioner Mike Fowler.
“He’s got the mentality to move forward with it and make it exciting for the kids,” Beer shared. “A lot of the ideas we have implemented the last couple years he has been a big spearhead.”
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