Owensboro HERricanes 12U fast pitch softball team began a fundraiser selling burgoo as a means to help pay for tournament fees, insurance, practice facilities, and other costs. Old Hickory donated 100 gallons of burgoo for teammates to sell.
A mom of a player contacted HERricanes head coach Quincy Moorman and said an anonymous community member wanted to purchase 35 gallons to donate to local shelters.
“I contacted Old Hickory, and John Foreman said he would throw in the extra 35 gallons!” Moorman said.
The HERricanes went a step further and collected personal hygiene products as well, adding these to the total donation that was given to OASIS, Crossroads, St. Benedict’s and Friends of Sinners.
This act inspired the team to create “The Kindness Campaign.” Because the team raised enough funds to cover the costs of their season, extra money was used to purchase four shirts for each girl — one for them to keep and three to give out to others they see doing good deeds and/or helping others. Along with each shirt given out, the girls also give three bracelets with the intention of the individual paying it forward to other people doing good deeds.
The shirts simply say “throw kindness around like confetti,” something the HERricanes are now living by.