The University of Portland Baseball Team is Giving Back

The University of Portland Baseball team is looking to strike out childhood illness, while raising funds and awareness for thier local Children’s Miracle Network Hosptial, with every strike out they pitch this season in honor of the children receiving care at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. K’s for Kids is a charitable fund dedicated to fighting childhood illness while supporting the families and patients of this local children’s hospital.

K’s For Kids was created by members of the University of Portland baseball team, Cameron Richman, and Matt Kelly. Both Cameron and Matt are using their platform as collegiate athletes to bring awareness to something bigger than themselves. With the help of Children’s Miracle Network, the University of Portland Baseball team is looking to strike out their opponents and to positively impact the children receiving care at OHSU Doernbecher.

More than 10 million kids enter a CMN Hospital, just like OHSU Doernbecher, across North America each year. To provide the best care for kids, children’s hospitals rely on donations and community support, as Medicaid and insurance programs do not fully cover the cost of care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals have helped fill those funding gaps by raising more than $5 billion annually. The University of Portland Baseball Team is helping to bring awareness and raise funds for Portland’s own children while playing the game they know and love.

Click to watch founders Cameron Richman and Matt Kelly speaking about the idea and process behind K’s For Kids on the University of Portland Sports Network (4:40).

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