Run, Billy: Rudyard Baseball Coach Gets Creative to Raise Money for Program

Rudyard baseball coach Billy Mitchell has found a creative way to raise money for his program.

Billy Mitchell Rudyard Run Vo0Mitchell has set a goal to run 265 miles from the start of the new year until the first day of practice on March 15.

The mileage represents the distance from Rudyard’s baseball field to Michigan State’s McLane Baseball Stadium, home of the MHSAA state finals.

Mitchell says he’s had support from all across Michigan.

“I just thought the kids have other sports they need to concentrate on right now, I’ll just take this fundraiser on my own right now and run with it,” Mitchell said. “I’ve had a lot of people in the community say they support it. I’ve had some of my coaching buddies from past summers, a couple former players.”

To learn more about Mitchell’s run or donate, visit the team’s Facebook page.

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