Melillo, Elon spearhead "Pinch
Hit for Haiti"
Elon senior catcher Mike Melillo wanted to help
with the Haitian relief efforts following Tuesday’s devastating
Melillo and the Phoenix have challenged every
NCAA collegiate baseball team to donate money to the Red Cross
in a “Pinch Hit for Haiti” initiative. Fans are also encouraged
to make a donation.
An attempt was made to contact every NCAA
Division I, II and III program on Thursday.
As programs donate money, totals for teams and
states will be updated on the Elon Phoenix web site at
Donations can be made to the Haiti Relief and
Development fund at
www.redcross.org. A donation of $10 can be made via a mobile
phone by texting ‘Haiti’ to 90999.
Individuals can have their donations added to
that of the their favorite team by emailing their name, amount
of their donation, Red Cross tracking ID number and name of the
team they support to
The running total for schools will be updated
daily through the end of February.