March 2, 2010
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech Softball team has partnered with Lespwa Worldwide to raise money for Haiti Earthquake relief. The Yellow Jackets will be collecting donations during the Buzz Classic in Woodstock, Ga., this weekend as well as the March 13-14 Springhill Suites Buckhead Classic at Mewborn Field. 100 percent of the money raised will go towards earthquake relief in Haiti.
Fans can make flat donations throughout both tournaments or help the Yellow Jackets “Run for Relief” at the Springhill Suites Buckhead Classic. In addition to flat donations that weekend, fans can pledge a dollar amount for every run Tech scores in a game, each day or for the whole tournament (four games).
Fans who wish to pay by check can do so and make it out to “Lespwa Worldwide.” They will receive a tax receipt at the end of the year. Cash as well as credit cards will also be accepted. A representative will have the ability to run credit cards at the tournament sites directly through Lespwa’s web site. There will be a special comment section on the web site to make sure it’s noted through Georgia Tech Softball.
About LESPWA: Lespwa Worldwide is a nonprofit organization started by a group of college students who long to care for the children of Haiti. The organization exists to find the people and raise the money necessary to bring hope to the staggering number of hopeless children who live only two hours from America. Lespwa Worldwide partners with an established local ministry in Haiti to accomplish our goal of bringing hope to the children in the community. This goal is accomplished by building and supporting orphanages and by sponsoring children to receive an education. All work is focused on bringing hope to a specific community, with the belief that a restored community can grow and then take the hope they have experienced throughout the country.