Home Runs for Charity,
a Sayville not- for- profit organization that supports local charitable
organizations that was started by Sayville Middle School seventh grader Noah Horak, officially gave back on Monday, September 30 during the annual Little League Banquet by presenting a check in the
amount of $1,000 to Long Island’s own Ronald McDonald house.
Michael Pfeiffer with the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island was on hand to receive the generous donation.
“The Ronald McDonald House of
Long Island is thrilled to partner with Home Runs for Charity. We
could not be more proud of Noah and his efforts to help families facing
crisis of having a seriously ill child. We cannot thank HR4C enough!”
McDonald House of Long Island helps over 1,000 families that stay at
their facilities each year; it is a home-away-from-home for families of
seriously ill children undergoing critical medical treatment in area
hospitals. They call it the house that love built.
Home Runs for Charity ask
for donors to pledge a dollar amount for each home run that is hit in
the Sayville Little League. Seventeen players from 11 different
Sayville Little League teams hit a total of 42 home runs over the 2013
regular season, raising more than $2,000 in contributions in its first year. Home Runs for Charity also donated $500 back into Sayville Little League.
"Sayville Little League is thrilled to be a proud supporter of Noah Horak’s organization,Home Runs for Charity.
The money raised through this organization will provide for those less
fortunate and it will also raise awareness and importance to the kids in
our league to give back. A win-win for the Sayville Community.
Sayville Little League is looking forward to supporting Noah and Home Runs for Charitynext season. This wonderful charity is one the entire community will want to be part of." said Bill Sukow, President Sayville Little League.
Ed Horak, Noah’s dad, also added “players
wear their uniform with a sense of pride because someone helped make it
happen in their life - whether it was a mom, dad, coach, grandparent or
godparent. This is a moment the kids can do the same and extend their
hand to others. I couldn’t be prouder of my son, he made this all
happen. It’s been his support and his enthusiasm not to mention his
first home run over the fence at Gillette field that made this possible.
This community’s support of his effort has been amazing. Thank you.”