Veolia Environmental Services has teamed up with the Stillman Valley High School Cardinals baseball team to help end hunger in the area with the “Run Out Hunger” campaign.
Each time Stillman Valley scores a run during the current baseball season, Veolia Environmental Services will donate $10 to the Rock River Valley Pantry.
In their very first game March 16, the Cardinals scored an amazing 16 runs, netting $160 for the Rock River Valley Pantry. The campaign is similar to the Veolia/Stillman Valley High School “End Hunger in the End Zone” initiative, which raised $2,225 during the 2010 Stillman Valley High School football season
“The Stillman Valley baseball program is proud to partner with Veolia to help ‘Run Out Hunger,’” said Scott Wilhite, head baseball coach for Stillman Valley High School. “We are excited to help them with this campaign to help others in need.”
The idea for the “Run Out Hunger” campaign came from Michael Canciamille, a longtime fan of the Stillman Valley Cardinals and the controller for Veolia’s Davis Junction operations.
“We are excited to once again partner with Stillman Valley High School to fight hunger in our area,” said Chris Peters, general manager of Veolia’s Orchard Hills Landfill. “This is an exciting opportunity that combines the enjoyment of watching the Cardinals score runs while benefitting local needs.”
Kim Adams-Bakke, executive director of the Rock River Valley Pantry, said: “The Rock River Valley Pantry is very excited about the opportunity to partner once again with Veolia and the Stillman Valley High School athletics program. Veolia has recognized that hunger exists in our community and has stepped up to make a difference in the fight against hunger and the families that it impacts.”
For more information about the Veolia/Stillman Valley “Run Out Hunger” campaign, contact Jim Jennings, Veolia ES Community Relations coordinator, at (815) 874-9000, or james.jennings@VeoliaES.com.
From the April 27-May 3, 2011, issue