Joplin NALA Literacy invites you to attend the group’s 20th annual Baseball Bonanza on Tuesday evening, March 26 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, located at 2423 West 26th Street in Joplin.
Baseball Bonanza was formerly known as the All-Star Spell Ball.
The fundraiser will include baseball-themed trivia.
Grace Clouse, Executive Director, says the goal of this event is to promote literacy awareness and raise $10,000 to provide funding for the programs and services they offer to students.
As a not-for-profit, Joplin NALA Read serves more than 150 students per year. They accomplish that task on a pared-down budget of $74,000 which covers the Director’s salary, facility costs, books and materials.
With no government support and projected reductions in our income, Joplin NALA Read depends on the proceeds from Baseball Bonanza to help fill the funding gap.
The group does not charge for our services because they believe everyone has the right to literacy. Participation by the public is appreciated, and needed, so Joplin NALA Read can keep meeting the needs of adults in the four-state community.
There are a number of ways you can help out at Baseball Bonanza:
- Contribute items for a silent auction
- Enter a team consisting of three players for $150
- Be a Baseball Bonanza Inning Sponsor for $200
- Volunteer to help during Baseball Bonanza.
- Come out to Baseball Bonanza and cheer on the teams!
Joplin NALA Read will be glad to accept your contribution and list you or your company in our program for 2018 Baseball Bonanza.
For information on fielding a team in Baseball Bonanza, contact 417-782-2646.