Cape Hatteras baseball team raises $1,096 for Angel Gift toys

Published 6:23 am Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Members of the Cape Hatteras Secondary School Hurricanes baseball team concluded their annual community service project Saturday, Dec. 14.

During the months of November and December, Hurricane baseball players sold $1 raffle tickets for a $100 Walmart gift card. The players raised $901 in ticket sales. All of the proceeds go to purchase toys for the Hatteras Island Angel Gift program, which provides Christmas gifts to local families.

Tami Lamz of Rodanthe won the drawing for this year’s gift card and then donated it back to the team to purchase more toys.

Members of the team completed the project by traveling to Kitty Hawk to purchase the toys at Walmart, then participated in the annual Hatteras Village Christmas parade, spreading cheer to those who braved the gray skies.

Through ticket sales and donations, when it all was said and done, the Hurricane Baseball program purchased 80 gifts valued at $1,096 that will help brighten Christmas morning for lots of kids on Hatteras Island.

This is the fourth year that the Hurricane baseball team has helped brighten the holidays for children by raising money and purchasing toys. Over the past four years, the team has raised over $5,000 and purchased nearly 500 toys to help children have a better Christmas.

“This project is an integral part of our baseball program at CHSS,” wrote coach Keith Durham. “Although, it doesn’t guarantee wins in the spring, it does help the young men and women that participate in it become winners in life. One of the goals of the CHSS Baseball program is to help our players develop an attitude of service to others. This project is just one way that Cape Hatteras players can give back to the community and help brighten Christmas morning for others.”

Thanks were extended to Walmart, Hatteras United Methodist Church, Cape Hatteras Secondary School, players, parents and local businesses that all helped make this annual project a success.

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