Strikeout Poverty

Every time a Rochester Red Wings pitcher throws a strikeout to an opposing hitter, a donation is made to Volunteers of America. Fans and supporters, like you, are encouraged to attend games and cheer on the pitchers, all while learning how you can help our community through partnership with VOA. The program was highly successful in 2018, with a grand total of 609 home field strikeouts that raised $10,000!

All funds raised through the Strikeout Poverty Campaign directly support the many programs offered by Volunteers of America in Rochester including the following:

  • VOA’s Children’s Center
  • Camp Heroes and Summer Leap Learning Programs
  • Guest House Emergency Family Shelter
  • Transitional, Supportive and Permanent Housing for those at risk of homelessness
  • Re-Entry Center, Step by Step and Alternatives to Incarceration programs
  • Job Readiness and Workforce Development Programming

Individual Opportunities

You can donate or sponsor this campaign by clicking below or you can participate from your phone! Text the word STRIKE to 41444 to donate to this campaign.

Join us for VOA Night at Frontier Field on August 9th!

Watch our sponsors for Strikeout Poverty present a check to Rob Stedman, VOA Vice President of Services for Children & Families, to support VOA programming at the Rochester Red Wings game on Friday, August 9th at 7:05pm. Rob will also be discussing VOA programming in an interview with Josh Whetzel at the game on Sportsradio WHTK 1280-AM. We hope to see you there!

Are you involved in Little League in Rochester? We need your help!

We would like to invite little league baseball teams to take part in the Strikeout Poverty campaign. Your teams participation will help Volunteers of America in their partnership with the Rochester Red Wings to give support to homeless families and people who are at-risk of homelessness in our community. Email info@voaupny.org if you'd like to participate. We hope your team will consider partnering with us and the Rochester Red Wings to make a difference! 

Thank you to the sponsors of Strikeout Poverty