ERIE, Pa. — On Thursday, the Children’s Miracle Network was given nearly $24,000 dollars that was raised from the Wal-Mart City-County All-Star baseball game in June.
The Erie County Umpires, with the support of the All-Star Baseball Committee, presented a check for $23,900.
In the past four years, more than $83,000 has been given to the Children’s Miracle Network thanks to the baseball umpires.
The money helps provide sleep sacks for newborn babies born at Saint Vincent Hospital to help prevent sudden infant death syndrome.
“It stays locally here in Erie and it benefits all the babies that need it that might have been born prematurely and for the babies that will need the sleep sack and protect them in their early life,” president of the Erie County Baseball Umpires Steve Staaf said. “It’s just awesome.”
For the past 25 years, the Erie County Baseball Umpires have coordinated the City-County All-Star baseball game, which has raised more than $283,000 for Children’s Charities in Erie County.