Message from José
Mensaje de José
José Berríos is Donating $50 per Strikeout...
José “La MaKina” Berríos is proud to announce the La MaKina Strikeout Challenge, a season-long program where José will fundraise to benefit a childhood cancer cause. José will donate $50 per strikeout and all funds raised will go directly to Fundación CAP in his native Puerto Rico.
José’s donations will include Opening Day and each and every start through the end of the 2019 season. The Minnesota Twins will also join in with a donation and will support José’s program in-game throughout the season.
Fans are invited to participate in the La MaKina Strikeout Challenge with their own donation. Any amount is welcome and will be part of the grand total presented to Fundación CAP at the conclusion of this season!
Thank you for your support.
“Puerto Rico is in my heart every pitch I throw. The people at home in Puerto Rico are my biggest inspiration and none more this year than the children at Hospital Pediátrico. I visited them this past offseason and was moved to do my part to help Fundación CAP, which benefits children with cancer at the Hospital Pediátrico. I want to thank you all for joining me in my strikeout challenge for this great cause.”
— José Berríos, Pro Baseball Player
About Fundación CAP:
Fundación CAP is a non-profit organization that has been working for children with cancer at Hospital Pediátrico, the leading public pediatric hospital in Puerto Rico, since 1989.
In 2019, CAP is celebrating its 30th anniversary and its continuous support to Hospital Pediátrico and its pediatric oncology unit. Fundación CAP’s mission is to ensure that all children with cancer, regardless of their financial resources, have access to first-rate cancer treatment in Puerto Rico, close to their family and home. All collected funds, 100 percent, remain in Puerto Rico and are used to provide advanced medical equipment for diagnosis and treatment, keep up to date the facilities and provide support services for patients, family members and staff of the Pediatric Oncology Unit of Hospital Pediátrico.
More information can be found by visiting www.fundacioncap.org.
Born: Bayamón, Puerto Rico
4th Year in the Major Leagues
2018 MLB All Star – American League
Reached the 200-strikeout mark (202 in 2018)
2018 Joseph W. Haynes Award for Twins Pitcher of the Year
2019 Opening Day starter
Recent Philanthropic Initiatives:
Berríos went to his hometown of Bayamón and delivered water, food, and other supplies to people in need as a consequence of Hurricane Maria which caused devastating damage to Puerto Rico in September 2017. He hosted his annual free baseball clinic in January 2019 for youth baseball players in his native Bayamón, Puerto Rico with fellow native and MLB star Javy Baez and 2018 AL All-Star pitcher Trevor Bauer. This season, Berríos will launch various community initiatives with the Minnesota Twins focused on education and youth baseball.