Strikeouts For Troops: About

 
Strikeouts For Troops was founded by Barry Zito in April 2005.  Since then, some of the biggest names in baseball and sports have joined our cause to support our injured American service members and their families at a critical time in their lives.

Strikeouts For Troops continues to build on the success of its previous years by developing new and creative programs and activities to support and raise money for our injured troops and military families.

Grants from Strikeouts For Troops are assisting service members  recovering at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA, Walter Reed National Military Medical, and other care facilities including Fisher House.

The importance of the Strikeouts For Troops can be most directly seen in the support  for loved ones who now can travel to be near their injured family member during the most difficult of times.  Strikeouts For Troops assists with the most immediate needs, including air flights and lodging, adaptive equipment for an easy transitions at home, help at the Gold Star Family Support Center at Fort Hood,  support for Fisher House Foundation, backpacks filled with toiletries and other necessities to those who arrive at the hospital with often just the clothes on their back. Other funds have been dedicated to support morale building events nationwide, research and treatment for  PSTD issues, the purchase of holiday gifts for military children, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, telephone and gift cards, and even paid for transporation and baby sitting so families can stay close.

 

This effort is funded by contributions to the Strikeouts For Troops Fund, a 501 (c) 3 donor advised fund housed at The Community Foundation For the National Capital Region.