Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 7/4/13
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San Francisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito pledged to honor the men and women fighting to defend the United States with a $500 donation for every strikeout in Major League Baseball on the Fourth of July. Zito will also donate this money in honor of his father, who he says loved the Fourth of July and all that it stood for. His donation will go toward helping Welcome Back Veterans, a non-profit organization “committed to providing post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) treatment to our veterans and their families.” San Francisco’s game against the Reds was rained out, but he has pledged to donate money for every MLB strikeout nonetheless. In honor of our nations independence, Barry Zito is donating $500 for every strikeout in every MLB game today to Welcome Back Vets &— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) July 04, 2013 in tribute to his late father, Joe, who loved what the 4th of July stood for #SFGiants— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) July 04, 2013
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