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Who’s “Banking” on Some Minor League Strikeouts? Some Major League Educational Programs!

This fall marks the conclusion of Susquehanna Bank’s fourth season of Strikeouts for Straight A’s.  Since its inception, the program has generated more than $250,000 to support some stellar educational programs in many of our markets.

Susquehanna Bank makes a contribution to a local education initiative for each strikeout thrown at one of the nine partner teams’ home games. Learn more about the beneficiaries whose unique programs will be made possible due to the athletic prowess of some of minor league baseball’s finest!

With the Aberdeen IronBirds:

The Hannah More School, Reisterstown, MD – Technology Renovation Project
The addition of much-needed technology will help 150 children who are learning to overcome emotional and physical challenges.

With the Camden Riversharks:

Thomas Richards School, Atco, NJ – Waterford’s Young Publishers Project
The project will create a quarterly, student-produced newspaper for this K-6 district, applying written and technological skills, while increasing community and career awareness.

With the Hagerstown Suns:

Smithsburg High School, Smithsburg, MD – Horticulture Project
This new entrepreneurial skills project will enable students to plant, grow, market, and sell flowers and plants.

With the Harrisburg Senators:

Dauphin County Library System, Harrisburg, PA – School-Age Financial Literacy Program This new partnership will offer resources and training to children of all ages about the importance of saving – and spending – wisely.

With the Lancaster Barnstormers:

Brecknock Elementary School, Denver, PA – Technology Upgrade Project
470 children will be introduced to Polyvision Eno Boards, a new environmentally conscious teaching technique that inspires collaboration and active learning.

With the Lehigh Valley IronPigs:

Community Services for Children, Allentown, PA – Scientist in the Classroom Project
In conjunction with the DaVinci Science Center, this project will pair science educators with several Lehigh Valley classrooms to develop children’s understanding of math and science concepts.

With the Reading Phillies:

Berks County Community Television (BCTV), Reading, PA – The ‘Story Web’ Project
This partnership between BCTV, Reading Public Library and Reading School District incorporates financial literacy and the love of reading together on air.

With the Williamsport Crosscutters:

Rommelt Middle School, South Williamsport, PA – Library Makeover Project
More than 200 fifth and sixth grade students will benefit from this Extreme Home Makeover: School Library Edition.

With the York Revolution:

Washington Elementary School, Hanover, PA – New “Morning News” Broadcast
More than 300 students will have the opportunity to produce, write, edit and broadcast their own morning news announcements.

Watch for more info on these projects in the coming months, and if your school or nonprofit is interested in learning how they might become a future Strikeouts partner, contact our Community Relations Office,

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