(Leitchfield, KY) – With a desire to reach out and do more, Jose Soto, Director of the Grayson County Baseball Program, asked the Leitchfield City Council to financially back an idea to help those in need.
During the meeting of the Leitchfield City Council Monday, March 18, 2013, Soto said he had recently read an article that stated the local Grayson County Alliance Food Pantry ran low on food during the summer months. Soto said he didn’t feel like he was doing enough to help the needy and was pondering how he could step-up and do more to help out.
He said with over 70 kids signed up for t-ball, he came up with the idea of having an opening day food drive and will ask each player to bring three canned goods to donate.
The Grayson County Middle School Choir will sing the National Anthem at the ceremony and the American Legion Post #81 will present colors.
A bouncy house rental has been secured for the day at a discounted rate, according to Soto.
Soto said he would like to have a few hundred dollars to help fund the day’s activities, which will include a cake walk and relay races, outside of the regularly scheduled t-ball games.
The money will be used to buy trophies, rental for bouncy house, cake mixes for cake walk and other items.
Soto asked the council members and Mayor William Thomason to join-in the day’s activities.
Mayor Thomason asked Soto to also meet with the Leitchfield Tourism Commission to seek additional funding.
Councilman Jerry Schlosser paid compliments to Soto saying, “I know how hard he’s worked in the past and there’s been a lot of people that have worked for our kids; that’s the good thing about our community. I’m going to make a motion that the council donates $500 towards your program.” Councilwoman Margaret Fey seconded the motion and all voted in favor.
The food drive will be held on April 27, 2013 at the Leitchfield ball fields beside H.W. Wilkey Elementary School and begin at 10:00 a.m.