Hy-Vee to donate $50,000 to Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Sandra Levy
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Hy-Vee is continuing its support of organizations that promote racial unity and equality.

The company is donating $50,000 to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Mo. The donation is part of Hy-Vee’s $1 million and one million volunteer-hour commitment to organizations that support racial unity and equality.

Hy-Vee has proudly supported the NLBM and been a presenting sponsor of its Hall of Game since 2014.

“As a longtime community partner to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Hy-Vee is proud to support the museum with this additional donation to help advance its mission in sharing the history of African American baseball,” said Drew Holmes, senior vice president of Hy-Vee’s south region.

The NLBM is the world’s only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the history of African American baseball and its impact on the social advancement of America. Hy-Vee’s donation will help support the museum’s future community outreach.

As part of its $1 million commitment, in recent weeks, Hy-Vee has donated $50,000 to four Iowa organizations including the Evelyn K. Davis Center, the NAACP Des Moines branch, Starts Right Here and Urban Dreams.

In Minnesota, Hy-Vee has donated $120,000 to the Page Education Foundation. Additionally, in June, Hy-Vee’s 11 stores in the Twin Cities partnered with customers and suppliers to hold a weeklong “Stuff-A-Truck” campaign that sent 18 semi truckloads of supplies to 10 local organizations across the Twin Cities. Hy-Vee donated $100,000 toward the purchase of food and supplies for the campaign.

With today’s announcement, Hy-Vee has currently donated $470,000 toward its previously announced $1 million commitment of donations to organizations working toward racial unity and equality.