High school wins third equipment drive

Hingham High School will receive a shout-out at the Tuesday Red Sox game at Fenway Park and receive a $1,500 gift card to Jordan’s Furniture for collecting the most used baseball and softball equipment for the “Double Play” campaign. Sponsored by Jordan’s Furniture and the Red Sox Foundation, the campaign seeks to provide equipment to underprivileged children in Boston through the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) youth program. Hingham has won the equipment drive three years in a row, and this year collected 150 items to donate. “One of the things helpful this year was collaborating with Hingham Little League,” said high school assistant principal Richard Swanson. “They made a good contribution towards the end of the drive that helped put it over the top.” Swanson said the student body and teachers also helped spread the word to get as much participation as possible. “You’d think it [would be] harder every year, [that] once someone has cleaned out their closet they won’t have anything next year,” Swanson said. “But we’ve been able to sustain it, and it’s great to see the community get behind a project like this, and it’s a worthwhile cause.”