Sports themed food bank fundraiser hits a home run

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A Wyoming teen who decided to raise money for the local food banks in the time he normally would have been play sports has hit a home run.

Jace McGrail is an avid hockey and baseball player but when the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions started in March, he found many of the things he loved to do were cancelled.

Initially, he was upset, but then realized there were people facing bigger problems than missing sports. So, he set to work to raise money for the Petrolia Food Bank and the Inn of the Good Shepherd.

Working with Sewlutions owners Tracey and Sean Cameron, McGrail designed two shirts to sell – one said “Baseball-Striking Out Hunger” and the other “Hungry for Hockey.” He took orders for the $20 shirt.

The Camerons donated their time for the project, charging only the cost of the materials. Tracey Cameron says they were glad to help. “It’s so important for those kids and families who are struggling right now.”

In all, $3,200 was raised.

Here, McGrail hands $1,600 to Petrolia Food Bank Manager Sandra Hartman. He also made a $1,600 to the Inn of the Good Shepherd.