On Saturday, December 10, Vermonters shopped till they dropped ‘ and raised over $5,000 to fight hunger.Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel held their 2nd annual Charity Sale in December, and the store and its customers collectively raised over $5,000 for Lenny’s chosen charity partner, the Vermont Foodbank. This morning, Lenny’s owner Mark McCarthy presented that donation to Vermont Foodbank CEO John Sayles.Lenny’s customers purchased tickets, for $5 each, to the one-day sale. With that ticket, customers qualified for substantial discounts on top gift items throughout the store. More than 550 tickets were sold, and 100% of the proceeds from those ticket sales went directly to the Foodbank. Each $5 ticket sold enabled the Foodbank to help provide 30 meals for Vermonters in need.In addition to the ticket proceeds, Lenny’s also donated a percentage of the day’s sales to benefit the Foodbank, making for a total donation of $5,148.‘We’re happy with the success of this event, and we’re so pleased to be able to make this kind of donation to the Vermont Foodbank,’ said Lenny’s owner Mark McCarthy. ‘We’d like to thank our loyal customers for their support – not only of a local business like Lenny’s – but also of the Vermont Foodbank. That’s the true spirit of the holiday season, and we’re so proud to have been a part of it. We’ll definitely be looking to do more of these sales in the future.’Barre, VTVermont Foodbank is the state’s largest hunger-relief organization, serving communities in all 14 counties of Vermont through a network of more than 280 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, senior centers and after-school programs. In FY2010, the Vermont Foodbank distributed more than 8 million pounds of food to as many as 86,000 Vermonters
7th Grade St. Louis falls short against Sunman-Dearborn by the score of 34-20. The 7th grade fought back many times but couldn’t get the win and the 8th Grade Lady Cards were able to take the W for their last home game as a Cardinal. We rallied back within 6pts several times but just couldn’t get as many shots to fall. Scoring for SLS were Megan Bauer with 8pts, Ella Smith with 6pts, and both Teresa Wanstrath and Katie Nobbe had 2pts. We played a great game of ball.The Lady Cards 8th Grade team won by the score 29-16.We held a close first half going in with a 1pt lead and coming out strong the second half and taking the lead a bit more. This has been the first game since the start of the year with all 8 of my 8th graders. Scoring for SLS were Emma Weberding with 9pts, Alyssa Wanstrath, Kate Voegele, and Chelsea Robertson with 4pts each, Ava Allen with 3pts, Lilly Wonnell with 2pts, and Faith Tekulve with 1pt. Way to finish your home court season off with a win.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Erin Trenkamp.
Yankees’ Clint Frazier calls demotion to Triple-A ‘a tough pill to swallow’ Yankees exploring trade market for ‘impact’ player, Brian Cashman says Brian Cashman continues to look for ways to improve the Yankees’ roster.When healthy, New York’s lineup is one of the best in baseball. But, Cashman, the team’s longtime general manager, acquired slugger Edwin Encarnacion from the Mariners last weekend in exchange for prospect Juan Then and cash considerations. Yankees injury updates: Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton in Triple-A for rehab assignments The Yankees are reportedly exploring the market for a starting pitcher and have already spoken with the Blue Jays about a potential deal for Marcus Stroman.New York entered play Monday in first place of the AL East with a 43-27 record. Cashman explained why he made the trade during an interview Monday with the New York Post.“Encarnacion can impact our roster in a significant way even though (offense was) not an area of weakness,” Cashman said. “It drives that level to an even higher level and it was not cost prohibitive, so we did it. Related News “Our job is to find ways to improve the club and there are many ways to do it.”Welcome to the Bronx, Edwin Encarnación 🦜 pic.twitter.com/otLlulKZGO— YES Network (@YESNetwork) June 17, 2019New York demoted outfielder Clint Frazier to make room on the roster for Encarnacion, who has hit an American League leading 21 home runs in 2019.Frazier is slashing .283/.330/.513 with 11 home runs and 34 RBIs in 53 games with New York this season.“This is the reality of things,” Frazier told reporters about his demotion Sunday. “Guess I’m facing reality right now. It’s a tough pill to swallow. It’s never fun, especially with how much I’ve felt like I’ve contributed to this team.”Clint Frazier: It’s a tough pill to swallow. It’s never fun, especially with how much I felt like I’ve contributed to the team this year. pic.twitter.com/V3lxQ9f5EQ— YES Network (@YESNetwork) June 16, 2019The Yankees have been decimated by injuries so far in 2019, however, they’re set to get some reinforcements back soon. Outfielders Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton both recently played in rehab games.“There are a lot of inquiries if this was a chess move to set up an easier lane to trade Frazier,” Cashman said. “It was a simple roster improvement (to add Encarnacion). (Frazier) was going to Triple-A when our guys got healthy and there was no spot for him. He has impacted us in a positive way, we are happy with his progression.”