Tallied up: Otters' homers help local schools | Schools
Springleaf Financial Services has donated $5,700 to eight local schools within the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation. The donations are the result of the Springleaf Homers for Kids program in conjunction with the Evansville Otters.
When the Otters hit home runs at designated home games, they also earned money for each of the eight selected schools in the EVSC. Students from each school were invited as special guests of the Otters to cheer on the Otters as they “went to bat” for the school. For each home run hit during the school’s assigned games, the school received $100. Schools were guaranteed a minimum donation of $100 per assigned game regardless of whether any home runs were hit. Additionally, $500 was offered for any grand slams hit during the school’s assigned home games.
Since the program’s inception in 2006, Springleaf has donated nearly $45,000 to local schools.
The following schools were awarded unrestricted grants from the 2013 Homers for Kids program:
· Caze Elementary School - $600
· Cedar Hall Community School - $600
· Delaware Elementary School - $700
· Evans School - $700
· Fairlawn Elementary School - $900
· Glenwood Leadership Academy - $600
· Lincoln School - $700
· Lodge Community School - $800
Each school can use the funds as needed in their school. Among the ways schools are using the funds include, purchasing books for family use at home, family engagement events that happen during the school day, teacher appreciation type events for goals that have been accomplished, and core experiences that students may never experience without a school trip.