Jan. 23, 2010

Melillo, Elon spearhead "Pinch Hit for Haiti"


"Pinch Hit for Haiti" nears $8,000 mark


The “Pinch Hit for Haiti” project started by Elon senior catcher Mike Melillo has reached a total of $7,680 in donations for the Red Cross relief effort.


A total of 40 schools in 21 different states have made donations. Elon leads with $2,371. Sacramento State added $1,200 after donating the proceeds from its first-ever Martin Luther King Jr. Day Fundamentals Camp. Charlotte has contributed $1,076.


Participating schools by state include:


Alabama: Auburn, Samford

Arkansas: Hendrix

California: Sacramento State, San Diego State

Connecticut: Connecticut

Florida: Florida, UCF, USF

Georgia: Georgia Southern

Hawaii: Hawaii

Indiana: Butler, Indiana State

Iowa: Northwestern College

Massachusetts: Tufts

Nevada: UNLV

New Jersey: Princeton, Rutgers

New York: Le Moyne, Stony Brook

North Carolina: Charlotte, Duke, East Carolina, Elon, North Carolina, NC State, Wake Forest, Baseball America

Ohio: Ohio

Pennsylvania: Eastern, Gettysburg, Grove City

Rhode Island: Rhode Island

South Carolina: College of Charleston, Furman, South Carolina, Winthrop, Wofford

South Dakota: Sioux Falls

Virginia: Virginia Tech

West Virginia: West Virginia