Hits for Heroes Campaign Launched by Local High School Athlete

McDermott laying down a bunt in the Hudson County Championship game vs. Union City, May 2016. SPP won that game, earning them Back-to-Back County Championship Titles. Credits: Kim McDermott
McDermott - Hits for Heroes flier Credits: Kim McDermott

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Matt McDermott, a lifetime Little Falls resident and Senior at St. Peter's Prep High School in Jersey City, is playing for something much bigger this year than ever before.  

More important than working toward winning and getting recruited, McDermott will be playing for the heroes that protect our freedom every day. By teaming up wth Operation Homefront, Matt hopes to raise significant funds for military families in need.  

Supporters can make a flat donation, or in an attempt to raise even more funds, McDermott is seeking support in a pledge per hit scenario for the upcoming baseball season. Donors are encouraged to pledge a dollar amount for each hit McDermott is able to rack up this upcoming season. He will keep all donors updated of his progress throughout the season via email and final donations will be made in mid June via Operation Homefront's website.  

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McDermott is a third year varsity player for SPP baseball. The senior caption will again be the starting shortstop and leadoff batter for SPP. Matt is also a member of the National Honor Society, Ignatian Scholarship Leadership Team and proud recipient of the SPP Spirit Award. He will be continuing his education and baseball career at The College of William and Mary in the fall.

For more information or to make a donation, contact Matt at

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