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St. Louis Cardinals, Sam Tuivailala, Designs T-Shirt to Raise Awareness of Strikeout Poverty in the Dominican Republic.
Professional Baseball Player, Sam Tuivailala, Dedicates Two Weeks of the Season to Help Fight Poverty in the Dominican Republic.
St. Louis, MO. July 9, 2018 – St. Louis Cardinals player, Sam Tuivailala, is stepping up to share his passion for helping underdeveloped countries by raising awareness to provide communities with clean water, food, medical aid, and more. He's set out to educate people on the harsh realities of poverty, specifically in the Dominican Republic, alongside Athletes Brand and Food for the Hungry's MLB initiative, Striking Out Poverty.
Striking Out Poverty is a foundation that encourages an impoverished community’s success and wellbeing by revoking their sense of vulnerability and providing them with transformative resources.
This campaign will benefit La Cuneta, which is a resilient, strong community that is living below the extreme poverty level. With 100 farms within two miles of the village, Sam will focus on providing a baseball field at the center to bring the community together, and specialized training for the neighboring farmers so that they can strategically grow crops to more efficiently feed their families and also have thriving businesses. While they have running water in their homes, they do not have clean water, so Sam will also try to raise enough money to provide a clean water facility for 1,000 people in their community.
The limited-edition “Unity” T-shirt can be purchased at AthletesBrand.com from Monday July 9th, 2018, until July 23rd, 2018. The first 64 people who buy shirts, Sam will personally send a signed baseball to. The shirts are available in men’s, women’s and youth sizes. All proceeds go to the Striking Out Poverty foundation.
About Sam Tuivailala
Sam Tuivailala is a professional baseball player for the St. Louis Cardinals. Tuivailala was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the third round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft. He played in the outfield, shortstop and third base during his first two seasons in the Cardinals organization. On July 1, 2015 Tuivailala was named a PCL All-Star for 2015, his first recognition as an All-Star in his minor league career. This year he made the 2018 Opening Day Roster.
About Striking Out Poverty
Striking Out Poverty is a campaign by Food for the Hungry and Big League Impact to meet the most urgent needs in some of the most vulnerable communities around the world. Using solutions that are innovative and community-specific to the complex view of poverty, Food for the Hungry contributes to community-owned transformations that empower children, families and, communities to invest in their own development.
For more information visit www.strikingoutpoverty.com.
About Athletes Brand
Athletes Brand is an athlete driven fashion brand that crafts clothing for athletes’ everyday needs away from their sport. Its mission is to help athletes use their power of influence to make a difference in the world through sports, fashion, art and philanthropy. More at AthletesBrand.com.