Jackfish and FINatics Booster Club Donate $3,880 to Ronald McDonald House

NIAGARA, ON – The Welland Jackfish along with the FINatics Booster Club have donated $3,880 to Ronald McDonald House Charities South Central Ontario in support of the Jackfish Strikeout for Families campaign.

Prior to the start of the 2023 season, the Jackfish announced that $5 from every strikeout thrown would go to support the charity this regular season. Following that announcement, the FINatics Booster Club, a fan-driven non-for-profit organization announced they would match the total to bring it to $10 per strikeout. With 388 strikeouts by Welland Jackfish pitchers this season, Jackfish President, Ryan Harrison, and FINatics Booster Club President Mike Hart presented Chief Executive Officer at Ronald McDonald House Charities South Central Ontario, Mario De Divitiis with a cheque on Friday.

Ronald McDonald House Charities® South Central Ontario is part of a network of 15 Ronald McDonald Houses across Canada. They provide a home away from home for families of children who are seriously ill and being treated at nearby hospitals. 

Built in 1993 and located next to McMaster Children’s Hospital, RMHCSCO is independently owned and operated by Kid’s Care Oncology Central West Ontario and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, managed by a small staff team, and supported by a full complement of dedicated volunteers.

Ronald McDonald House Charities® South Central Ontario has helped many Niagara famlies over its 30-year history.

This season alone, the Welland Jackfish have donated or raised over $70,000 for local not-for-profits or charitable organizations throughout Niagara.

The Welland Jackfish, 2023 Dominico Cup Champions, are a member of Canada’s top baseball league, the Intercounty Baseball League. The 104-year old summer league is one of the oldest baseball leagues in the world, with the league established in 1919, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. For more information, visit www.wellandjackfish.com or follow the Jackfish on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @wellandjackfish.