Mason 4 Mitts – Bringing baseball to California Kids
Masonry is the world's first and largest fraternal organization, and is based on the belief that each man has a responsibility to help make the world a better place. Through our culture of philanthropy, we make a profound difference for our brothers, our families, our communities, and our future. The Palm Springs Masonic Lodge serves the Greater High Desert Area, including Yucca Valley, Cathedral City, Thousand Palms, Palm Desert, Desert Hot Springs, Bermuda Dunes and the surrounding communities in California. Since 1947.
As a Past Master I’ve found many opportunities to serve Masonry, and my beloved Palm Springs Lodge #693. The most recent “Masons4Mitts” has truly warmed my heart, and showed to me the true depth of community involvement Masonry offers!
Masons4Mitts supports the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) and their Dodgers RBI program, which is a comprehensive, urban youth baseball and softball program for boys and girls, ages 5-18. LADF provides uniforms and equipment, recruitment assistance, supplemental marketing assistance and cash grants to support the Dodgers RBI program. Through the Dodgers RBI Program, LADF seeks to promote greater inclusion of under-resourced youth, increase participation and interest in baseball and softball, encourage academic participation and achievement, stress healthy habits and wellness and focus on fun, teamwork and fair play.
Our Team for this competition is The Arryo Seco Hilltoppers!
We need donations!!
Our Brothers have just begun to give. Brothers David Whittaker, Robert Jacob and others have “stepped up to the plate” with considerable donations. I encourage all members of Palm Springs Lodge #693, Masonic District #830 and Division VIII to participate in this valuable and worthwhile program.
For a $20 donation you can provide a mitt for an underprivileged youth.
Our goal is 100% participation.
As an added incentive, during our next OSI, on July 19 at Oasis of Mara Lodge #735, there will be a silent auction for an Orel Hershiser autographed baseball which is certified by and courtesy of The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation. I also have an Official Masons of California, Rawlings Baseball glove for the highest bidder!! Don’t miss out!!
Please see myself or Brother Robert Jacob with your donations and questions…
Remember to Save the Date, and join our Grand Master of California, Most Worshipful M. David Perry on Monday, September 19 at Dodger Stadium for his on-field presentation and celebration. And of course the game, Vs. The San Francisco Giants… Tickets are only $25 for Infield Reserve and $60 for Executive Club Level.Seats.
Please see the attached flyer for details and ordering information. Order Early, seats are selling fast!!
Sincerely and Fraternally,
Kurt Handshuh, PM