Jan. 27, 2010

Melillo, Elon spearhead "Pinch Hit for Haiti"

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


"Pinch Hit for Haiti" passes $12,000 mark


The “Pinch Hit for Haiti” project started by Elon senior catcher Mike Melillo has reached a total of $12,004 in donations for the Red Cross relief effort.


A total of 60 schools in 27 different states have made donations. Elon leads with $3,659. 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, Troy

Arkansas: Hendrix

California: Cal State Northridge, Sacramento State, San Diego State, San Francisco

Connecticut: Connecticut, Fairfield

Florida: Florida, UCF, USF

Georgia: Georgia Southern

Hawaii: Hawaii

Illinois: Southern Illinois

Indiana: Butler, Indiana State

Iowa: Iowa Wesleyan, Northwestern College

Massachusetts: Northeastern, Stonehill, Tufts

Nevada: UNLV

New Jersey: Princeton, Rutgers

New York: Le Moyne, Siena, Stony Brook

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

Ohio: Ohio, Youngstown State

Pennsylvania: Eastern, Gettysburg, Grove City

Rhode Island: Rhode Island

South Carolina: Coastal Carolina, College of Charleston, Furman, South Carolina, USC Upstate, Winthrop, Wofford

South Dakota: Sioux Falls

Texas: Texas Southern

Virginia: Virginia, Virginia Tech

Washington: Washington

Washington, D.C.: Georgetown

West Virginia: West Virginia