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Youk's charity pitches in to replace equipment

Youk's charity pitches in to replace equipment

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Youk's charity pitches in to replace equipment
BOSTON -- Still serving the New England area, Kevin Youkilis' charity will donate $20,000 to replace baseball equipment lost in a lightning strike Saturday in New Hampshire.

A fire started once lightning hit a storage shed in Allard Park, where gear used by the Goffstown Babe Ruth League ranging from batting cages to bats, balls and catchers' equipment was lost.

Youkilis' charity, Youk's Kids, will continue to operate in New England as well as Cincinnati, his hometown, and Chicago, the current city he's playing in after being traded from the Red Sox.

"As a child, baseball was a large part of my life," the White Sox third baseman said in a news release. "Organizations like Goffstown Babe Ruth are an integral part of the town. They offer so many opportunities for kids to learn the skills of both baseball and teamwork, something that will stay with them throughout their lives. I'm thrilled that Youk's Kids has the ability to help out the Goffstown Babe Ruth League after the fire."

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