Shockers Baseball Club collecting items for local kids in foster care

Branson Roske (left), Kai Maltos, Kennton lampson and Connor Ellington (right) are a part of the Shockers Baseball Club, and they're team is collecting items for local kids in foster care.

KENNEWICK, Wash. - A local baseball club is collecting items for kids in foster care, and is asking the community to help out.

The Shockers Baseball Club said they want to give back specifically to kids the Tri-Cities community to show their appreciation for support from local team sponsors.

There are roughly 250 children placed in the local foster care system, according to the Department of Health and Social Services.

"Kids for Kids is a program that the Shockers set up last year and we did it for kids who got taken out of their homes because of something tragic that happened in their family," said Shocker teammate Kai Maltos.

The baseball team is collecting toiletry items, new clothing, and fast food gift cards for foster children.

"It's terrible what they go through, but it's always awesome to go out and get these kind of things like this fundraiser to help them," said Kennton Lampson, another Shockers teammate.

Care kits will include: toothbrushes and toothpaste, deodorant, underwear (all sizes) T-shirts, pajamas, socks and gift cards.

Cash donations will also be accepted and they will purchase the above mentioned items.

"This is a great fundraiser to help the kids, it's import to give to those who are without,"added teammate Branson Roske.

The boys will be a Walmart in Kennewick on Saturday May 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., working hard to collect these items.

Donations can also be dropped off May 7- May 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at JMS Insurance, located at 4206 W. 24th Ave.

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