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Got Mitts? Here’s Where to Donate Them

Clean out that basement and garage...mitts will be donated to the Lorain County Boys & Girls Club.

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.”

Drapcho volunteered.

“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.

Carol Murphy February 20, 2013 at 01:35 PM
Plan to ask your family, friends and peers......our students have taken on the project and need our help! A good way to donate mitts you or your children are no longer using. Get involved!
opinionsarelikenoses February 20, 2013 at 01:53 PM
This is a great idea...kudos to this young man and the Key Club! Toss the glove in your kids backpack...
Thinkaboutit February 22, 2013 at 02:22 PM
I read somewhere that the Boys and Girls Club receive grant money for equipment and uniform costs from the Major League Baseball Tomorrow Fund. So, why does the Boy's and Girls Club need donated mitts or anything donated related to baseball or softball for that matter?

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