D-backs’ Luke Weaver helping raise money for exploited girls in Philippines
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Luke Weaver is teaming up with Big League Impact to help raise money for Consider the Lily, a home for trafficked and exploited girls in Manila, Philippines.
Weaver and this year’s “All In” Arizona campaign is focused on raising at least $17,000 for the home.
In an effort to do just that, Weaver will donate $5 for every D-backs hit and strikeout recorded this season, up to 1,500 per stat.
So far, Arizona has totaled more than $12,500 between hits and strikeouts.
“We at BLI are thrilled to be partnering with major leaguers who, at all different stages of their career, have put giving back at the forefront of all that they do,” executive director of Big League Impact Keith Brooks said in a press release.
“It’s a powerful thing to be a part of, especially now that we’re bringing these giving opportunities to the fans, too, and something that I’m proud to support each year.”
Big League Impact was originally founded by St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright in 2013 as a fantasy football fundraiser. Since then, it has worked with 80 MLB players and raised more than $6.8 million for numerous causes across the globe.
Fans can also get in on giving back through Big League Impact’s PledgeIt platform.
Those looking to donate or learn more can do so on Big League Impact’s website.