Fans can pledge to donate toward every strikeout Steven Matz throws in 2016 to help Long Island families and children living with severe medical conditions.
New York, NY (April 21, 2016) – Throwing strikeouts this season has taken on additional meaning for New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz. Matz is using his spotlight on the mound during the 2016 season to raise money for Angela’s House, an organization dedicated to helping families in Long Island provide the services needed to support technologically dependent and medically fragile children.
Fans can join his PLEDGE IT campaign and donate for every strikeout Matz records this season by visiting: pledgeit.org/steven-matz.
Matz, a Long Island native, has dedicated his performance on the mound to supporting over 650 medically fragile children and their families who are receiving supports from Angela’s House.
“Growing up on Long Island, I dreamed of heading to Queens to play for the Mets. Now that I’m blessed to be living that dream, it’s important to me to stay connected to my roots,” said Matz.” One way I do that is to stay involved with people doing great things on the ground. Angela’s House is one such organization.”
Matz has personally pledged to match the first $10,000 raised in the campaign.
“This is very generous of Steven Matz, the fundraiser is an amazing idea and this will mean the world to the medically fragile children and their families to know people in the community are thinking of them.” Bob Policastro, Executive Director and founder of Angela’s House
Angela’s House offers hope for families and children living with severe medical conditions. Their home care program works with children that live at home with their parents by coordinating the home care services needed to support these children living at home. Since its founding, Angela’s House has helped over 10,000 children and families on Long Island. More information about Angela’s House can be found at www.angelashouse.org.
For additional information about this campaign, please contact :
Rob Martin: 781 405 4266, RMartin@teamicon.net
Johanna Rotta: 631 796 2723, JRotta@angelashouse.org
PLEDGE IT is an online fundraising platform that empowers teams and athletes at any level for all sports to raise money based on their athletic performance. Fans can pledge any dollar amount for every touchdown, run, or point scored to benefit their team or favorite cause. PLEDGE IT has been featured on ESPN, Ellen DeGeneres Show, USA TODAY, Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, and MSNBC. For more information about PLEDGE IT, visit www.pledgeit.org.