Tyrone youngster seeks 'pitchers' for charity

Tyrone 7th grader Matthew Sherrod felt led to begin a charity to help children and families in need. Far from being content to just consider it, Matthew put his thoughts into action and formed the non-profit Pitches for Hope. The organization’s first fundraiser will be held on Nov. 9 in Peachtree City.

“Last year I felt lead by God to start a charity. It is called Pitches for Hope. I wanted to combine my love for God and my love of baseball. So I started a pitch-a-thon where the proceeds will help children and their families in need both locally and around the world,” 12-year-old Matthew said.

The pitch-a-thon for baseball and softball players and all those interested will be held on Nov. 9 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Atlanta Baseball Academy located at 110 Depot Court in Peachtree City.

“We are looking for kids and parents to be participants in the pitch-a-thon. It will be a fun day for all and there will be prizes, too,” Matthew said. ”Mr. Brian Doyle, a 1978 World Series hero who played for the New York Yankees will be there. You do not need to be a baseball or softball player. Just be able to throw a ball.”

The charities benefitting from the fundraiser include Camp Southern Ground and Compassion International, a program providing water filtration systems to families in developing countries.

Matthew is hoping to secure cash and in-kind donations. Sponsorships are available and those wishing to volunteer are needed.

For more information call 770-876-9713 or write to pitchesforhope@gmail.com

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A Worthwhile Event

Our community needs more youngsters like this. The world would be a FAR better place if we all took this view to help others out like this young man is seeking to do! If you pitch, great! If you don't, who cares?! Help out your fellow man.