Push to save La Salle baseball continues with Barstool's Portnoy in tow

Save La Salle Baseball
James Santore and his roommate Joey Ravert continue to fight for the baseball program that gave them so much. The two are spearheading a campaign to raise funds to save baseball at La Salle, and they received a boost in favor of their cause on Thursday with a visit to campus from Dave Portnoy, founder of Barstool Sports. 

“Don’t just go quietly into the night," Portnoy said. "If you put pressure on people, you’ll generally get what you want – when it’s reasonable . . . and this is reasonable.” 

Portnoy filmed one of his popular 'One Bite' pizza reviews at the Explorer's Den, then posed with players and alumni for photographs. 

According to multiple sources, the baseball program will need to raise $9 million to remain alive beyond the 2021 season. Santore and Co. have raised a little more than $10k over the last week via a GoFundMe page. The hope is that more exposure to their cause, partly through Portnoy's efforts and massive audience, can bring in more cash to go toward saving the program. 

"We've had a lot of people that want to help us, be that in private equity or just some individuals that want to help," Santore told Branded Sports. "We have the people that want to help us out and get creative to find a way to do this."
Head coach David Miller said he's received encouragement from countless baseball personalities across the Philadelphia-region, including rivals at Saint Joseph's and Villanova. 

"We need to pull out all the stops and do whatever we can," Miller said last week. "Whatever needs to be done, we have to do it." 

You can visit here if you're interested in donating to the Save La Salle Baseball fund. You can also sign up to join their mailing list by clicking here.
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BY PATRICK GORDON
Managing Editor
pgordon@philadelphiabaseballreview.com

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