Farmington IB students go to bat for Detroit PAL

Two Harrison High International Baccalaureate students are wrapping up a service project to help Detroit kids who love baseball.

Jared Char and Jacob Rubenstein
Jared Char (left) and Jacob Rubenstein (right) are collecting baseball equipment for Detroit PAL. (contributed photo)

Jacob Rubenstein and Jared Char, both seniors at Harrison High School, came up with the idea last July to collect equipment for Detroit PAL, a nonprofit through which the Detroit Police Department and community residents partner to create safe opportunities for kids to play. According to the Detroit PAL website, Char had some friends who played football with the organization.

“We imagine the youth that enjoy the baseball program have similarly great experiences,” Rubenstein said.

The equipment drive continues through March at The Bullpen, 40040 Grand River, Unit 450, Novi. To learn more, contact Jared, or Rubenstein,