Received an e-mail...
I wanted to let know about a something happening around baseball tomorrow in support of Barry Zito's Strikeouts for Troops (SFT) organization. Military insurance provider USAA is going to be donating $400 to SFT for every strikeout in every MLB game played tomorrow. I thought that you might be interested in letting your readers know about this (possibly as part of the game thread tomorrow), since it is something that Zito is so involved with. The donations are being made in honor of Patriot Day and will go to benefit wounded war veterans.More info:
WHAT: Strikeouts For Troops, founded by Barry Zito two years ago, has gained support from many professional baseball players across the league, and now has substantial support from military insurance provider USAA. On Sept. 11, USAA will contribute $400 for every strikeout thrown in all major league baseball game that day to Strikeouts For TroopsTM.So keep in mind that the Giants aren't wild hackers tonight: they're good citizens and patriots. I'm sure we'll find out about a "$10,000 for every stranded runner and double play"-charity any moment now, and that will explain things even further.
WHO: Barry Zito and nearly four dozen other professional baseball players across the country regularly pay tribute to wounded war veterans by making donations to Strikeouts For Troops (SFT). Together, these players have helped to raise more than $500,000 with 100 percent of the funds being distributed to military veterans in need.
WHEN: September 11, 2007 | 7:15 p.m. PT
WHERE: AT&T Park
All silliness aside, hooray for Barry Zito's left arm of philanthropy. It sounds like a good cause.