Hannah Turner throws first pitch at Mud Hens

TOLEDO, Ohio – Aug. 27, 2009 – Join Hannah’s Socks this Sunday, Aug. 30, to watch eight-year-old Hannah Turner throw the ceremonial first pitch at the Mud Hens game.

Game time is 6 p.m., but Hannah’s pitch will be approximately 20 minutes prior to the start. Tickets, which are $9, can be purchased by calling Scott Rourke at 419-725-4539. Mention Hannah’s Socks, as there is a section dedicated for Hannah’s supporters.

Before the game, stop by the Hannah’s Socks Pre-Party at PizzaPapalis (519 Monroe St.). People attending the game can receive a free Hannah’s Socks t-shirt to wear to the game. The party runs from 3:30-5:30 p.m., just in time to head to the stadium for Hannah’s big moment.

Socks Boxes will be located inside the main gates at Fifth Third Field. Donations of new socks are appreciated.

For more information on Hannah’s Socks or game day, visit www.hannahssocks.org or call the Hannah’s Socks office at 419-931-4757.

Four years ago, then four-year-old Hannah Turner and her family were serving Thanksgiving dinner at a local homeless shelter. There Hannah saw a man whose shoes had split open, revealing he wasn’t wearing socks. Although her mother, Doris, reassured her the man’s shoes would keep his feet warm. Hannah wasn’t convinced and told her, “Mommy, he can have my socks.” The next day, Doris took Hannah to purchase and distribute socks to local shelters.

Hannah's Socks is a non-profit organization focused on providing clothing necessities to the less fortunate in Toledo, Ohio; Cincinnati, Ohio; and their neighboring communities. Hannah's Socks collects donated materials in the form of new men's, women's and children's socks and undergarments, then leverages partnerships with local shelters for distribution to both the homeless and to victims of domestic violence. In addition, it supports programs serving under-privileged children. For more information about the organization, visit www.hannahssocks.org.

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