Slugger the Sea Dog meets with students at Saint Dominic Academy in Lewiston on Friday. Slugger, the mascot for the Portland Sea Dogs Minor League baseball team, was invited to the school by the Friends of St. Dom’s parent group to get students excited about the “World Series of Box Tops” fundraiser, group co-chairwoman Emily Vincent said. Each classroom is competing to see which class can collect the most box tops during the weeklong fundraiser. “Box tops raise a lot of money,” said Vincent. “We do a lot throughout the year with the money we raise.” Purchasing playground equipment, ice cream truck visits and bringing in guests such as Slugger are ways that funds from collecting box tops are used, said Vincent. “It brings fun and excitement throughout the whole school,” Vincent said about Slugger’s visit. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)

Slugger the Sea Dog keeps an eye out for the next visiting class, left, of students at Saint Dominic Academy in Lewiston on Friday. Slugger, the mascot for the Portland Sea Dogs Minor League baseball team, was invited to the school by the Friends of St. Dom’s parent group to get students excited about the “World Series of Box Tops” fundraiser, group co-chairwoman Emily Vincent said. Each classroom is competing to see which can collect the most box tops during the week-long fundraiser. “Box tops raise a lot of money,” said Vincent. “We do a lot throughout the year with the money we raise.” Purchasing playground equipment, ice cream truck visits and bringing in guests such as Slugger are ways that funds from collecting box tops are used, said Vincent. “It brings fun and excitement throughout the whole school,” Vincent said about Slugger’s visit. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)

First-grader Mackenzie Barton, 6, reacts after meeting Slugger the Sea Dog at Saint Dominic Academy in Lewiston on Friday. Slugger, the mascot for the Portland Sea Dogs Minor League baseball team, was invited to the school by the Friends of St. Dom’s parent group to get students excited about the “World Series of Box Tops” fundraiser, group co-chairwoman Emily Vincent said. Each classroom is competing to see which class can collect the most box tops during the weeklong fundraiser. “Box Tops raise a lot of money,” said Vincent. “We do a lot throughout the year with the money we raise.” Purchasing playground equipment, ice cream truck visits and bringing in guests such as Slugger are ways that funds from collecting Box tops are used, said Vincent. “It brings fun and excitement throughout the whole school,” Vincent said about Slugger’s visit. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)