Home Runs
for The Hungry

Help Us Achieve Our Goal of $30,000 to fight food insecurity in Barrie

The Countdown is On

Saturday, May 4, 2024
Home Runs For The Hungry
Rain date – Sunday, May 5, 2024

Step up to the plate and support our mission

A community where no one is hungry.

Together, we’re not just playing ball, we’re rallying our community to tackle hunger head-on. Every ticket sold, every swing, every cheer and every home run, brings us closer to our mission of building a community where no one goes hungry. So grab your glove, grab your tickets, and let’s knock hunger out of the park, one swing at a time!

– Sharon Palmer


As the Ward 2 Councillor for the City of Barrie, it is my pleasure to host this great event for the second year. The Barrie Food Bank needs our support more than ever and what better way to help than by coming out and enjoying a fun afternoon at the ball park!

– Craig Nixon

As president of the Barrie Baycats, I couldn’t be more thrilled to support the Barrie Food Bank. We’re not just donating players, we’re donating our passion for the game and our commitment to our community. Let’s hit hunger out of the park together! ⚾

– Josh Matlow



Barrie Food Bank 50/50 Tickets

Tickets are $5

Brought to you by United Way Simcoe Muskoka (Rafflebox)

Meet Our Celebrity Players

Gary “Big Daddy” Goodridge

Former UFC mixed martial arts artist and former Super Heavyweight Boxing Champion of Canada

Mark Dilley

Professional race car driver in both CASCAR and NASCAR circuits – but can his tires run the bases?

Charlie Beatty

Sure, he’s a World Cup Skiier & Snowboarder, but let’s see how he slides on flat grass!

KC Colby

“Storming” the field, CTV Barrie meteorologist K.C. Colby will definitely be bringing us the sunshine! 

Sarah Freemark

A big thanks to Sarah Freemark from CTV Barrie. She looks game ready and serious about supporting the Barrie Food Bank.

Dana Roberts

Anchoring Hope: CTV Barrie News’ Dana Roberts joins celebrity baseball game in support of Barrie Food Bank

Alex Nutall

Don’t think a mere fractured leg will keep our fearless Mayor from knocking it out of the park! His team might need to assign him a pinch runner though…

“Ty The Poetess” Thomas

City of Barrie’s Poet Laureate 🙏🏾
The Peoples Poet

Sergio Morales

Ward 9 Councillor and umpire extraordinaire!

Ann-Marie Kungl

Ward 3 Councillor

Brian Shelley

Chief Executive and Philanthropy Officer of United Way Simcoe Muskoka

Garvin Lewis

World Ranking Arm Wrestling Champion – he clearly has the “guns” but does he have the strength to hit it out of the park?

Kyle Shuttleworth

Kyle plays baseball, soccer, track & field, swimming, basketball and 5 & 10 pin bowling with Special Olympics Barrie. And he’s going to the Provincial Games in Waterloo this May for swimming!  Kyle also plays hockey for the Innisfil Snowdogs, part of Special Hockey International.   Win or lose Kyle always has a smile on his face.

Deputy Chief Rob Burke

Deputy Police Chief of Barrie

Josh Matlow

President, Barrie Baycats

Simcoe Youth Choir

Will be singing our National Anthem!

Hon. Andrea Khanjin

MP, Barrie-Innisfil

John Brassard

MP, Barrie-Innisfil

Rob Thomson

City of Barrie’s Deputy Mayor & Ward 5 Councillor 

Kat Chabot

Singing our National Anthem with the Simcoe Youth Choir

Rock 95 on-air celebrities to be announced!
A.J. Pieprzak

Barrie Food Bank Board of Directors Treasurer

Stay Tuned for more celebs!

Gold Sponsors

Thank you to the generosity of these GOLD sponsors for “walking the talk”!

Event Sponsors

Grab your seats now thru Seat Giant – tickets from $10

Like all Baycats games, kids under 12 are free!