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Masons4Mitts Bats a Million!

Ten years ago, the California Masonic Foundation launched Masons4Mitts in Northern California. After a record season, the now-statewide program has raised $1,011,080 in support of at-risk youth, purchasing more than 50,500 mitts for California kids. 

“We’re so proud of all of our Masons4Mitts teams, captains, and all of our brothers and friends who have worked so hard to make this program a reality,” says Joshua Castro, manager of foundation programs.

“When we first started Masons4Mitts in 2008, we could have only dreamed of making a million-dollar impact,” says Douglas D. Ismail, president of the California Masonic Foundation. “This year, we surpassed that milestone! From the lodges who have been with us from the beginning to the brothers who helped us bring Masons4Mitts to Los Angeles, San Diego, and Anaheim, we have truly shown the impact California Masons are capable of making for our local communities and children.”

The 2018 Masons4Mitts season raised $185,040 – a whopping $40,000 more than last year’s season. Congratulations to the winning teams from each region:


  • Anaheim – North County Bees: 656 mitts
  • Los Angeles – South Bay Spartans: 1,167 mitts
  • Northern California – San Francisco Sluggers: 1,768 mitts
  • San Diego – Eastside Olympians: 283 mitts


Northern California’s South Bay Bombers deserve a very honorable mention: With 1,524 mitts given, they raised the second-highest most mitts in the state!

Congratulations to all the teams who helped make this year’s campaign one for the books. Next year’s campaign will kick off in April 2019 at


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