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$95,000 in Baseball Bats Donated to USA Care's - "Operation Slugger II"

Submitted by: USA Cares, Inc.

Categories: Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Jul 31, 2007 – 11:59 PM EST


Leading military focused charity receives support from Pennsylvania Baseball Bat manufacturer

Jul. 31 /CSRwire/ - TROY, PA - July 31, 2007 - In 2005, USA Cares, a world-wide military charitable organization serving military service members and their families sent 13.5 tons of new and used sporting equipment collected from around the nation to our men and women in uniform overseas. In 2007, they are hoping for 20 tons, and Gone Batty Bats, a baseball bat manufacturer from Troy, Pennsylvania will help them along the way to meet the goal!

Honoring a family member to be deployed early next year, Walter Ambrosch, owner of Gone Batty Bats has been providing bats for the USA Military All Stars Baseball Team, and heard about USA Cares from them. Walter decided his contribution would be 2400 baseball bats with the USA Cares "Operation SluggerII" logo imprinted on each bat.

"We are continually amazed at the compassion and desire to help the troops from across America, Mr. Ambrosch is a shining example of "stepping up to the plate" for them," remarked MG (Ret) John Tindall, President of USA Cares.

USA Cares and the military all starts have been working together to collect new and used sporting equipment all summer. Fire departments in several locations across the country have joined the team to serve as local collection points. They will then ship the collected equipment to members of the Chicago Fire Department who have volunteered to sort and ship the goal of 600 kits of equipment in August 2007.

If you have new or gently used sporting equipment to donate, or wish to learn more about "Operation Slugger II" visit the USA Cares website at www.usacares.us/slugger.

About Gone Batty Bats

From Ambrosch International, Gone Batty Bats manufactures and distributes several styles of solid-wood, custom, baseball bats. Bat lumber is also available. Please visit their website at www.gonebatty.net

About USA Cares

To date, more than 6,500 American military service members and or family members have contacted or been referred to USA Cares, headquartered in Radcliff, Kentucky. USA Cares staff has provided grant assistance valued at over $3 million in the first three years of operation. USA Cares strives to maintain a military family's dignity and privacy. For more information, or to help with "Slugger II", please visit the Website at www.usacares.us.

For more information, please contact:

Barbra Yaw USA Cares, Inc.
Phone: 270-352-5451


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