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



Get your 50/50 Tickets!

Tickets are just $5 each

Brought to you by United Way Simcoe Muskoka (Rafflebox)

Meet Our Celebrity Players

Tyler Plumpton

#44 Barrie Baycats Catcher / 2023/24

Evan Soules

#46 Barrie Baycats Pitcher / 2023/24

Brad McQuinn

#47 Barrie Baycats Outfielder / 2023/24

Ryan Rijo

#27 Barrie Baycats Infielder/DH /  2023/24

James Anderson

#34 Barrie Baycats Catcher / 2023/24 season

Adam Odd

#27 Barrie Baycats Infielder / 2023/24

Riley Patterson

#21 Barrie Colts / OHL 2023/24

Jack Brauti

#6 Barrie Colts / OHL  2023/24 season

Shamar Moses

#78 Barrie Colts / OHL – 2023/24

Josh Matlow

Barrie Baycats President

K.C. Colby

“Storming” the field, CTV Barrie weather anchor 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.

Gary “Big Daddy” Goodridge

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

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?

Ben McCully

Rock 95 announcer Ben McCully will sharing his on air talent by being our emcee and calling the plays from the booth.

Matt “Millzy” Miller

Evening host and digital producer at 107.5 Kool FM

Bryan Flannery

Rock 95 Morning Show host Bryan Flannery is living the dream on the roster again as Number 10!

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

The Charlie Horse

Barrie Colts Mascot on the same field as the Baycats mascot for the first time ever!

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 Rob Burke might be used to keeping the streets safe, but in the Home Runs for the Hungry charity baseball game, he’s taking on a different kind of “steal” as he slides into base! Known for his quick thinking on duty and his quick reflexes on the field, Rob’s ready to pitch in to support the Barrie Food Bank—just don’t ask him to cuff the umpire if the call doesn’t go his way!

A.J. Pieprzak

Barrie Food Bank Board of Directors Treasurer

Simcoe Youth Choir

Will be singing our National Anthem!

Kat Chabot

Kat Chabot, our local songbird, will kick off the game by belting out the national anthem—she’s known for ‘hitting’ the high notes. Whether she’s on stage or at the ballpark, Kat’s voice is as powerful as a grand slam, and she’s here to bring some harmony to our support for the Barrie Food Bank.

John Brassard

MP for Barrie-Innisfil,  John Brassard is more accustomed to making laws in Parliament, but at the Home Runs for the Hungry charity baseball game, he’s focused on hitting them out of the park! With his signature style and a legislative-level swing, he’s set to make a big impact for the Barrie Food Bank—just don’t expect any filibusters on the field!

But that’s not all…

The first 500 attendees receive a FREE chicken sandwich voucher courtesty of Chick-fil-A North Barrie!

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Gold Sponsors

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

Event Sponsors

So grab your seats now thru Seat Giant – tickets from $10

Like all Baycats games, kids under 12 are free!