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Crosscutters, Spikes join MiLB CommUNITY First

The Williamsport Crosscutters and State College Spikes both announced they are joining MiLB CommUNITY First, a new national initiative developed by Minor League Baseball in conjunction with Feeding America, to raise funds for local food banks and to honor individuals risking their lives on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fans are encouraged to visit MiLB.com/CommUNITYFirst through May 31 to donate.

Once on the site, fans can choose their donation amount and the Crosscutters or Spikes as the recipient of their donation, who will direct funds to the Central PA Food Bank. For every $10 donated, the Cutters and Spikes will donate one ticket voucher to a future home game this season or in 2021 to a local hero during the pandemic.

“The Crosscutters are happy to be participating in this Minor League-wide initiative that will not only benefit the Central PA Food Bank,” said Cutters Vice President General Manager Doug Estes, “but also show our local heroes a small token of our deep appreciation for their call to duty during the fight against COVID-19.”

School closures, rising unemployment and rising poverty due to quarantine and extended stay-at-home orders have disproportionately impacted people already at risk of hunger and could result in an estimated 17.1 million people experiencing food insecurity in the next six months, according to Feeding America. As the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization with a network of more than 200 affiliates, Feeding America has projected a $1.4 billion shortfall in the next six months alone.

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