In late August, the St. Paul Baseball Old Timers Hot Stove League played their annual charity fundraiser game for Our Lady of Peace. For decades, they have held a raffle at the game to raise money to support our hospice care, and this year was no exception.
The Baseball Old Timers Hot Stove League was founded on January 6, 1939, by 14 members of the New York Yankee’s farm system who lived in St. Paul and wanted to keep their interest in baseball alive during the off season. The group raises money for charity by playing the sport they love, and it’s our understanding that the team has raised money for Our Lady of Peace since the 1960’s.
Organizers Dave Liedholm and Bob Ebert recall the sisters of OLP attending many benefit games over the years, and one year Sister Jenny threw out the first pitch!
This year, Heather Zenk from our development team attended the game with her daughter and OLP volunteer, Mackenzie, who had the opportunity give some love to Hot Stove’s unofficial mascot, a sweet yellow lab named Diesel. Heather says, “It was a blast, and we’re so grateful for their annual donation.”
Many thanks to Dave, Bob, and their teammates for your annual gift. To us, it’s a home run!