Meet Elliot Mast – a 16 year old high school baseball player using his skills to benefit children staying at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. We’ve teamed up with Elliot to help him get his story out to help as many children as possible. You can purchase the special “For The Kids” shirt here, with profits going directly to the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. The following post was written by Elliot.
In February of 2010, I created my own non-profit organization and teamed up with the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh to raise awareness and funds for kid patients. There’s a reason I feel so loyal to the cause – born with a club foot, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh helped me in so many ways!
Children’s Hospital is a great organization - providing kid patients with games, toys and video games to help take their mind off treatments and medicines. Frequent events are planned for children – from tailgates, to celebrity visits, and music and performance shows. Special medical-free playrooms (no medicine, no doctors, and no treatment discussions allowed) are found on every floor.
Unfortunately, insurance doesn’t cover these types of additional care - but Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh always offer them to kids, because making kids happy is the most important thing. This is why we need your help! All proceeds raised through “For The Kids” supports the hospital’s ability to provide healing and therapeutic environment where kids can be kids – and not just patients.
Since teaming up with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in 2010, I have raised more than $19,000! Here’s how it works:
Currently, I play for my high school baseball team, Altoona High School, as well as my travel team, Flood City Elite. During every baseball season (including regular season, all-star season, and travel season play), I raise money with every swing of my bat and every pitch I throw.
- For every homerun I hit, $10 is donated
- For every regular base hit, $2 is donated
- For every strikeout, $5 is donated
I am proud to partner with Phoenix Bats to swing the finest bats in baseball to help me hit the ball harder and further each game for the kids! I am also honored and blessed to be part of the Phoenix Bomb Squad and thankful that Phoenix is helping me raise awareness For The Kids!
Want to keep up with Elliot? Follow his blog for up to date information on his fundraising projects and efforts. Keep swinging for the fences, Elliot!