30+ Big leaguers will be backing K Poverty this season.
PROCEEDS BENEFIT STRIKING OUT POVERTY
We want to see baseball end poverty in the Dominican Republic.
"With Striking Out Poverty, we've teamed up with players, fans and teams to provide for some of the most urgent needs in nine of the most vulnerable communities."
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Striking out Poverty
Since its inception in 1971, Food for the Hungry has been a major player in the fight against extreme poverty. Their work is largely based on the belief that each and every individual is of worth, and they personify this notion by working directly with the most vulnerable people on earth for purposeful relief and development.
Food for the Hungry offer access to life-changing resources such as clean water, medical aid, food, equal educational opportunities to girls and boys, vocational training and empowerment amid unimaginable hardships. Through their dedication, work with local leaders and overall life-altering solutions, they graduate communities in an average of 12 years, which means that the communities are then capable of sustaining themselves for years to come.
Through their Striking Out Poverty initiative, Food for the Hungry wants to end poverty in the Dominican Republic once and for all.
The goal was to add unique features recognizable only to baseball players, keep it simple, and make the mission clear.
The backwards K is screen printed with a fade to resemble chalk lines like on a baseball field. The backwards K also represents the Strikeout Looking" symbol of the backwards K in baseball statistics. Though it does not mean that poverty is going down without a fight, the backwards K was simply chosen instead of the K swinging symbol because it's more recognizable as being baseball specific.
This design will be available in every big league team color as a collector's item, and represented by select players from each team throughout the 2017 season.