Jul 28, 2014 12:19 AM by Akeam Ashford
The Acadiana Cane Cutters are helping local organizations raise money at each of their home games. The team donates a percentage of all individual advance ticket sales back to the host organization. They've helped acting groups, church groups, as well as a host of others.
Known as America's favorite pastime, baseball is a sport athletes of all abilities can enjoy. Teri Perkins Acadiana area Director-Special Olympics says, "most of these (Special Olympics) athletes don't picture it just as a sport or something they do on the weekends, it's their family."
To keep up with the demand for uniforms and equipment, the Special Olympics is one of a handful of organizations who turn to the Acadiana Cane Cutters for support when trying to raise money. Perkins says, "everything for anybody involved in special olympics is completely free for them to participate, so our main way to raise funds is to raise funds through community outreach projects like this."
Lafayette native and Cane Cutter short-stop Kennon Menard says he doesn't mind pitching in when it comes to helping struggling organizations. Menard says, "giving back is worth it. It's something that when I wake up it drives me, knowing I can help a little kid achieve his dreams like I'm achieving mine."
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