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One Step Closer to Home Program to Expand

Friday, May 31, Corvallis, Ore. – The Corvallis Knights and Papé Material Handling are thrilled to share they are continuing their One Step Closer to Home initiative in support of Community Outreach, Inc. Both partners are stepping up their game and bumping their COI contribution from $10 to $15 for every Knights’ stolen base at Goss Stadium this summer.

When the Knights win at home, both Knights Baseball Club and Papé Material Handling double their donations.

“We look forward to stealing lots of bases this season,” said Corvallis Knights President/General manager Dan Segel. “Coach Knight loves to run, and we’ll have team speed. It’s a great combo, both for contributing to our friends at Community Outreach and winning ball games.”

Since the program was established in 2016, the One Step Closer to Home promotion has generated nearly $30,000 in total donations.

In past years, Knights’ players, interns, and staff have helped with projects at Community Outreach, Inc., a transformative shelter located at 865 NW Remain Ave in Corvallis.

“Our hope is to better connect our team with COI this season to assist where we can, giving our young people an opportunity to see their work, engage and support their clients,” said Segel. “COI works diligently to help people help themselves. We believe in their results-based services and hope to help them help people.”

COI is dedicated to creating useful pathways for clients by building new habits so they can lead healthy and productive lives. Clients have access to mental health and addiction treatment services as well as life skill training.

“We are excited to sponsor the Corvallis Knights and the One Step Closer to Home initiative once again this season. Partnering with Dan and COI is not just about supporting the sport we love; it’s about investing in the heart of our community. Here’s to another season of teamwork, growth, and continued success for the Knights and our community,” said Papé Material Handling President Chris Wetle.

For Knights’ fans, every stolen base at Goss matters, and it will matter even more in 2024. For a home game to be determined, the hometown team will give its fans and partners the opportunity to sign-up online in support of Papé’s One Step Closer to Home promotion, where each stolen base triggers a $15 donation and a win multiplies that by two.

“It only takes one moment, one action, one person to help make transformative change,” said Community Outreach Inc. Development Director Mike Speten. “This initiative means a lot, as all donations and support help us guide our clients towards productive habits and healthier lives.”

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