DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- All-star pitcher Madison Bumgarner recorded his 200th strikeout for the season yesterday, striking out seven Los Angeles batters. In doing so, Bumgarner increased the money tally to $101,000 in Carhartt's "Strikeouts for Vets" campaign.
Carhartt, America's premium workwear brand since 1889, partnered with Bumgarner for the 2016 baseball season to help transitioning active-duty military service members find meaningful careers in the trades. Carhartt is donating $500 for every strikeout that Bumgarner records during the regular season with all proceeds going to Helmets to Hardhats, a national nonprofit program that helps military service members successfully transition back into civilian life by offering them the means to secure a quality career in the building and trade industry.
With a season total of 202 strikeouts and potentially six more starts, Bumgarner is well on his way to set a career-best in strikeouts. Bumgarner is currently third in the league in strikeouts. Carhartt did not set a cap for this campaign and will donate the full amount earned.
"Madison has come up big this season, posting career bests to raise money for deserving military service members," said Tony Ambroza, senior vice president of marketing at Carhartt. "Every fifth game Madison goes to the mound and outworks them all, and as a result, is making it possible for transitioning military veterans to go to work. We're rooting for him to close out the year strong."
About Helmets to Hardhats
Helmets to Hardhats works closely with over 15 trade unions and 10 associations and corporations to source job openings and training for candidates. Once workers become a member in a building and construction trade or as a management employee and they work hard, they are entitled to a future with high pay, great medical insurance and one of the best pension plans in the nation. To learn more about Helmets to Hardhats, please visit www.helmetstohardhats.org.
About Carhartt, Inc
Established in 1889, Carhartt is a global premium work wear brand with a rich heritage of developing durable products for workers on and off the job. Headquartered in Dearborn, Mich., with approximately 5,400 associates worldwide, Carhartt is privately owned and managed by the descendants of the company's founder, Hamilton Carhartt. For more information, visit www.carhartt.com.