YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Three buses filled with dozens of kids made a special trip to the Covelli Centre on Saturday for the Youngstown Phantoms hockey game.
Before the game, they enjoyed a pizza dinner at Saint Dominic’s.
The founder of American Food Forest, Mason Carratt, has a special place in his heart for kids. He says the Phantoms contacted him about doing a fundraiser.
Food Forest teaches people about urban farming and growing their own food.
The Phantoms are donating $2 from certain ticket sales back to Food Forest and Inner City Garden.
“Food Forest is splitting it three ways with our other Food Forests,” Carratt said. “We’re really not making a lot of money, but that’s okay. We’re making a lot of friends with these children and these children are our future, plain and simple.”
Carratt says he contacted places like the Rescue Mission to see if even more children wanted to come to the game. He also gave tickets to Youngstown Police to pass out to kids in the city’s seven wards.