ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral downtown has issued a World Series challenge to a large Episcopal church in Boston.

“Well, both of our cities are obviously very passionate about our baseball teams so we set up a challenge with St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in Boston,” Rev. Mike Kinman of Christ Church said.

“We set up something called ‘Strike Out Human Trafficking’ where we’ve identified non-profits in each of our cities that help women who are coming out of prostitution and human trafficking and we’re inviting people to put some money in the pot for the favorite team, the Cardinals or the Red Sox, and at the end of the series the money will go to the charity in the winning team’s city,” Kinman explained.

The local charity here is for Magadalen St. Louis, a two year residential program for women coming out of prostitution, violence, and drug abuse.

“And then to make it a little more interesting, the losing team’s Cathedral Dean has to wear the winning team’s hat at the service on Sunday morning after the series is over,” Kinman said.


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