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Taft Baseball Fundraiser

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Following tryouts, Taft’s Baseball team has started fundraising in order to prepare for this season. The team is selling Taft Baseball hoodies and shirts, designed by the seniors on the team. 

The boys have been advertising this fundraiser in a few different ways. Many have been using social media to their advantage by posting the flier for the fundraiser on their accounts. Others have been spreading the fundraiser through word of mouth. There are even some printed out flyers posted around the school. 

The Baseball team has done fundraisers like this in the past. They have sold hoodies and t-shirts to fundraise for the team, as well as other foundations such as breast cancer foundations and autism foundations. 

This is a team-led fundraiser. The team parents help out, the players advertise, but the coaches aren’t super involved.

Each player is expected to participate in the fundraiser and get their friends and family involved as well. The expectation is that each player will sell five to ten hoodies or t-shirts in order to bring in enough money for the season. 

The flyers include all the information one needs to know about the fundraiser. People who want to contribute to the Taft baseball program can either pay a player cash or zelle the player the money for their order. All orders are due by Saturday, March 16 meaning that players had about three weeks to sell orders. 

“The sweatshirts and the t-shirts are to help raise money for all of baseball whether that be the gear, the trips, the uniforms,” said Jacob Younan, third and first baseman, and Taft senior.

Younan went on to say that there is not goal number of shirts/ sweaters that they are trying to sell, “Really there is no goal number its just as many as we can sell.”

Senior and third baseman Justin Butcher is on Taft’s Varsity Baseball team. His mother is Heather Butcher, one of the team moms who has been helping the team out for a few years now. Butcher’s mom, along with fellow team mom Kelly Schnur, worked together to design the t-shirts and sweat-shirts for the fundraiser.

Butcher gave a further explanation on the process of creating, “Basically for design the majority of the seniors on the baseball team we came up with a design that we thought would fit Taft’s logo and something that would get people to buy.”

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