Help Us Support The Buddy Fund on March 22!

March 16, 2022

Help Us Support The Buddy Fund on March 22!

We just reached an important milestone and have donated over $300,000 to local nonprofit organizations! It doesn’t stop there. We’re donating to The Buddy Fund this month, so be sure to join us in Rock Hill on March 22!

Each month, we’re proud to feature a local nonprofit charity and donate 100% of the earned proceeds from the entire day to the organization. Lunch, dinner, drinks, and carryout are all included. So far, Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria has donated $316,025 to nonprofit organizations here in St. Louis.

Funds raised from this Giveback Tuesday event will go toward providing sports and recreation equipment for at-risk youth in low-income St. Louis neighborhoods. Since The Buddy Fund purchases these items wholesale, this nearly doubles the amount they can give to dedicated schools and recreation and youth organizations.

$1,000 in contributions would buy 100 soccer balls, 80 basketballs, 80 footballs, 60 baseball gloves, 40 baseball bats, or 14 football helmets. These create opportunities for underserved kids in our community to develop their physical and mental health, confidence, and character, and improve their teamwork, respect for others, academic expectations, and personal responsibility.

The Buddy Fund was founded in 1962 by St. Louis native Buddy Blattner, who started his professional career by playing baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals. He auctioned off his own sports memorabilia to purchase new sports equipment for area youth, and The Buddy Fund continues his legacy of contributing new sports equipment.

Since the beginning, the nonprofit has helped over 567,500 kids and provided more than $5 million in sports equipment. Today, the Buddy Fund gives to 85+ youth organizations and to schools, foster homes, and group homes in the St. Louis region. This includes the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis, Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri, Special Olympics Missouri, and the YMCA.

Let’s come together and continue to support our community! 100% of earned profits will benefit The Buddy Fund and their awesome cause. Please call us at (314) 942-6555 with any questions and visit www.katiespizzaandpasta.com to make a dinner reservation or order curbside pickup. Our event is taking place on March 22 at our Rock Hill location, and we look forward to seeing you there!





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