“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
– Proverbs 3:5-6
FIRST AO1 FOUNDATION CHARITY SOFTBALL GAME
IN NORTH DAKOTA RAISES OVER $200,000
The Carson Wentz AO1 Foundation raised more than $200,000 at its first Charity Softball Game in North Dakota. On June 26, a total of 4,428 fans came to Newman Outdoor Field to cheer on Carson Wentz, starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, and 29 North Dakota State University football alumni who competed in a home run derby and softball game. Esley Thorton was the home run derby champion; and Team Offense secured a come-from-behind victory over Team Defense, 21-16.
All funds raised will benefit the foundation’s mission to “Uplift individuals and communities around the world by demonstrating God’s love for His people” through its three ministries: the Haiti Sports Complex, the Outdoor Ministry and Thy Kingdom Crumb (TKC).
“We wanted to do something community-friendly to engage with the community on a larger scale, and the softball game was a perfect fit,” said Carson Wentz, founder of the AO1 Foundation. “To get back here, to see some familiar faces and to do some different events like this means a lot to me.”
The event was highlighted by TKC serving 675 meals outside the stadium; the country music duo Tigirlily performing “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America”; and the first pitches that were thrown by Kansas State University head football coach Chris Klieman and North Dakota State University head football coach Matt Entz.
The foundation is thankful for its many supporters, sponsors and volunteers who made the event happen and the fans who came to enjoy the game!