Burlington, VT – The Vermont Lake Monsters, the Single-A Burlington, Vermont Minor League baseball team of Major League Baseball’s the Oakland Athletics, and Music For Mankind® founder Kelly Moore, of Manchester Center, Vermont, are teaming up to raise funds for the United Nations World Food Program and the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, a Burlington, Vermont based Feeding America food shelf.
Kelly Moore will sing The Star Spangled Banner when the Vermont Lake Monsters take on the Connecticut Tigers at Centennial Field in Burlington on June 24, 2011, and the Vermont Lake Monsters will make a contribution from tickets sold through the Music For Mankind® website on May 24, 2011 for the June 24 game to Music For Mankind®. Music For Mankind® will then contribute those funds directly to World Food Program USA and the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf.
Music For Mankind, Inc., founded by Kelly Moore in 2007, is a 501(c)(3) non profit public charity organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds to help alleviate chronic global hunger and to aid in disaster relief. Since its inception, contributions from concerts and other food and fund raising events have fed over 40,000 people.
"We are very grateful to Kelly Moore and Music For Mankind for their efforts with the Vermont Lake Monsters to help raise funds for the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf," said Rob Meehan, Director of CEFS. "This event helps raise awareness and support for hunger relief as we continue to see a growing number of visitors in need of food." "It's an incredible honor for me to be able to help people who struggle every day just to survive by honoring our country with this great song," stated Kelly Moore.
"We are so excited that Kelly and Music For Mankind is not only participating in our 31 for 31 program, but that they are so enthusiastic about the success of the program," Emily McDonald, Vermont Lake Monsters Director of Community Relations and Promotions said. "Kelly has really taken his involvement with this program to the next level."
For more information about Music For Mankind® or to purchase tickets to the game, visit Music For Mankind or call 802/362-3806.