Students at Avon Lake High School are collecting no-longer-wanted baseball mitts to donate to the Lorain County Boys & Girls Club.
Avon Lake High School student Adam Drapcho said he was inspired by his father and a Shoreman baseball coach.
“The idea started with my dad (Joe Draphcho) and one of the assistant coaches of the baseball team, Mr. (Joe) Prendergast,” Drapcho, who plays on the Shoremen varsity baseball team, said. “They thought it would be a good idea to get a mitt collection going; they just needed someone to bring the idea to the school.”
“I was happy to help, so I brought the project to (ALHS) Key Club knowing they would be a huge help in getting the project going,” he said.
Drapcho, a senior who will be attending Ohio State University next year, said there is no limit to the amount of mitts collected.
Mitts can be new or used. Drapcho is just asking that they be in working order.
“There is not really a specific number for our goal, any amount of mitts would be awesome,” he said. “As long as the mitts are in usable conditions, we would love to have them. We would like to donate as many mitts as we can to help the Lorain County Boys & Girls Club.”
Key Club adviser Gjergj Haxhiu said mitts can be dropped off at the high school office during the month of February.
According to St. Joseph Church's newsletter, there will also be a collection box in the gathering area on Sunday, Feb. 24 to drop off mitts.