September 09, 2013
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Former Boston Red Sox Pitcher Tim Wakefield (center) takes a break from meeting fans for a photo with Winn-Dixie District Director Mark Nyquist and associates(left) and Children’s Hunger Project Founder Bob Barnes (right).​
Winn-Dixie continued its longstanding partnership with the Children’s Hunger Project of Brevard County with the “Strike Out Hunger” event Aug. 24 in Melbourne, Fla.
Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield was on hand to support the non-profit at the event with a screening of the classic baseball movie, "Field of Dreams." A hometown hero, Wakefield signed autographs and posed for photos with fans to thank them for their support of the non-profit. The event was the culmination of a month long promotion on local Clear Channel radio stations, the Premier Oaks 10 Theatre and local Hyundai dealers.
“Winn-Dixie was proud to step up to the plate to support the Children’s Hunger Project and their dedication to feed hungry children,” said Winn-Dixie Orlando District Director Mark Nyquist.
Tickets for the screening were sold in Melbourne, Fla.-area Winn-Dixie stores, raising nearly $3,000 in proceeds to benefit the non-profit’s efforts to feed hungry elementary school children though the weekends and provide nutritious foundations for the school weeks ahead.
“It is such a blessing to receive the continued support of Winn-Dixie and we are thrilled with the results of our partnership – it’s really a home run for our organization,” said Children’s Hunger Project Founder Bob Barnes.
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