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Stingers Raise $3,465 for Willmar Area Food Shelf

The Willmar Stingers of the Northwoods League and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans presented a check totaling $3,465 to the Willmar Area Food Shelf on Friday, August 27. The Stingers and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans partnered to bring "Shirts off our Backs Night" to the ballpark on Monday, August 9th. The promotion gave fans an opportunity to bid on the players jerseys with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Willmar Area Food Shelf. A total of three coaches and thirty players’ uniforms were bid on and awarded to fans that evening.

Pictured in the photo from left to right are Stingers co-owner Marc Jerzak, Willmar Area Food Shelf Volunteer Coordinator Laura Jorgenson, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans representative Charlie Munsch, Willmar Area Food Shelf Inventory Coordinator Susan Boonstra, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans representative Benjamin Munsch, and Stingers co-owner Ryan Voz.

The Stingers are members of the largest summer collegiate league in the country. More than 160 players were drafted into professional baseball in 2010 from the Northwoods League.