2012 Community Benefit Report

Table of Contents
Total League Contributions League Overview President’s Address Aberdeen IronBirds Auburn Doubledays Batavia Muckdogs Brooklyn Cyclones Connecticut Tigers Hudson Valley Renegades Jamestown Jammers Lowell Spinners Mahoning Valley Scrappers State College Spikes Staten Island Yankees Tri-City ValleyCats Vermont Lake Monsters Williamsport Crosscutters
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Total League Contributions
Aberdeen IronBirds Auburn Doubledays Batavia Muckdogs Brooklyn Cyclones Connecticut Tigers Hudson Valley Renegades Jamestown Jammers Lowell Spinners Mahoning Valley Scrappers State College Spikes Staten Island Yankees Tri-City ValleyCats Vermont Lake Monsters Williamsport Crosscutters $71,689 $53,755 $13,560 $275,430 $161,177 $79,687 $11,900 $78,360 $48,806 $239,101 $136,000 $53,356 $77,282 $53,000

Total Contributions: $1,353,103


League Overview
For nearly a decade, the New York-Penn League Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has been focused on establishing strong communities outside of the ballparks. Since 2003, the NYPL Charitable Foundation encourages clubs to support the surrounding communities through staff volunteering, fundraising and awareness events, and dontations to various organizations. Both the time and money given to the community organizations is always well received. In 2012, the NYPL Charitable Foundation donated over $1.35 million to non-profits, charities, education, and community organizations. The communities have responded to the efforts of the clubs by supporting their home team and establishing building stronger relationships around the game of baseball. The 2012 NYPL Annual awards recognize teams and individuals that show exceptional effort to create the best baseball atmosphere for fans and communities. The Hudson Valley Renegades won the Vincent McNamara Outstanding Club Award – awarded to the club for extensive community and fan involvement. The Brooklyn Cyclones won the Leo Pinckney Promotional Award – given to the club for the best overall promotions and giveaways. Brooklyn Cyclones’ Director of New Business Development, Gary Perone, won the Hon. Robert F. Julian Community & Baseball Service Award for his range of volunteer work around the Tri-City area. The Hudson Valley Renegades won the 2012 League Championship for the first time since 1999. During their 1999 title year, the Renegades established the Pitch for Kids Program. Over the years, Pitch for Kids has expanded to support local children through events in a wide variety of areas including charity softball games, comedy shows, and 5K races. The Renegares also began a new program in 2012, BaseBald, benefiting the St. Baldrick’s Foundations. Renegades players & front office staff raised money for childhood cancer research by shaving their heads to raise awareness to the St. Baldtrick’s Foundation’s efforts. More than 1,200 organizations benefited from charitable work of all fourteen NYPL clubs in 2012. The sum community donation of $1,356,103 is the second highest donation value (2011: $1,683,216) since the Foundation’s 2003 inception. The Charitable Foundation’s motto: “The Power of Baseball and The Power of Caring”, serves as a reminder of how the game of baseball can make a difference to the fans, friends, and communities of each home team.


August 2012 To Our Fans and Communities: The NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE wishes to share its 8th annual New York-Penn League Community Benefit Report with you, our fans and communities. This 2012 Community Benefit Report is produced by New York-Penn League Charitable Foundation, Inc., a Florida non-profit corporation & IRC 501(c)(3) charitable organization (the “Foundation”). The NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE organized the Foundation in 2003 to provide focus and support for its collective and individual charitable and community efforts. Since 2003, the NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE’s charitable programs and initiatives have grown steadily year after year. In 2012, the League raised, donated and otherwise facilitated, more than $1.35 million in support of those in need, the League’s annual Scholarship Program, and other charitable programming. We are very proud of the accomplishments of the Foundation, the NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE, its Clubs, and their ownership and staff. As President of the Foundation, I thank you, our fans and communities, for hosting our 14 Clubs and league office, and for your continued and generous support. We hope you enjoy this 2012 New York-Penn League Community Benefit Report and you join us in assisting the poor, the young, and those with special needs within our communities. Most Sincerely, NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION, INC.,

Ben J. Hayes President


Aberdeen IronBirds
Ripken Stadium - Aberdeen, MD MLB Affiliate: Baltimore Orioles Years in the NYPL: 2002-Present 2012 Attendance: 244,974

Charitable Summary

In an effort to make even more of a difference in their local community, Ripken Baseball began ROCS – Ripken Outreach and Community Service, launched in January 2012. Staff of the IronBirds were encouraged to organize monthly service events ranging from efforts towards local schools, cancer research and food banks. The IronBirds hope that their efforts with ROCS will help build more providing schools and stronger communities for years to come. In addition to ROCS, the Aberdeen IronBirds also held their annual event, Home Runs for the Homeless to support Harford Family House. In previous years, a celebrity softball game was held at Ripken Stadium to benefit the Ben Grubbs Foundation, last year that game partnered with the Ladarius Webb Foundation to support underprivileged children and families in the Baltimore area.


Community Programs & Promotions
Ripken Outreach & Community Service R.O.C.S.
The Ripken Outreach and Community Service (R.O.C.S.) program is an internal program that the Ripken organization created to gets its employees out in the community on a more regular basis to support those less fortunate in our area. At least once a month there was an opportunity for the staff to participate or volunteer as a company in a community project, activity, fundraiser or drive. Below were the monthly events which Ironbirds staff participated:

January-Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge benefiting Special Olympics Maryland: Seven of our staff members participated in the Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge, which benefits Special Olympics Maryland. The thousands of children and adults with intellectual disabilities experience the life-changing benefits of participating in the organization’s year round training and competition programs—all at no cost to themselves or their families. The Polar Bear Plunge is sponsored by the Maryland State Police. The IronBirds helped to raise $1,000 for the cause! The Plunge has participants pledge a $50 donation to take a quick swim in Chesapeake Bay in mid-January.

February-Reading Night at Edgewood Elementary:

Fifteen volunteers from the IronBirds and Ripken Baseball traveled to Edgewood Elementary (a Title-1 school) to participate in their reading night. Together with the teachers of the school we served dinner to the parents and kids and then manned reading tables presenting fun and educational activities for the kids. The activities showed the kids the value and enjoyment of reading.

March-Shoe Drive for Sundi’s Gift and Eagle Wing Ministries:
The IronBirds partnered with Sundi’s Gift and Eagle Wing Ministries for a shoe drive. Sundi’s Gift is an organization that collects black shoes (any type, new or used, adult or children) to donate to children in need in Kenya. One of our season ticket holders took the shoes with him on a visit to Africa to present to the children. Eagle Wing Ministries is a non-profit who purchases and sells shoes to raise money to build fresh water wells and fish ponds in Kenya. The money raised from the fundraiser helped to build drilling rigs that will drill for fresh water in Kenya, Haiti, and other places around the world and provide clean drinking water for many villages and towns. The IronBirds donated over 40 pairs of new or slightly used shoes for these great causes!

April-Stay In School Pep Rally for Garrett Heights Elementary & Middle School: Staff from Ripken Baseball and the IronBirds went to Garrett Heights Elementary and Middle School in

Baltimore to put on a “stay in school” pep rally. This was a first for the school and since it is a Title-1 school they are faced with few resources, low morale and a high drop-out percentage. The Ripken staff helped to get the kids pumped up and excited for the remainder of the school year.

May-Clean-Up Day at Aberdeen High School:

IronBirds and Ripken Baseball staff members went to the local Aberdeen High School for a much needed clean-up day. While at the high school the staff performed tasks such as weeding, planting, trash pick-up and painting alongside city employees and students. This was a great opportunity to give back to the community that has given so much to the Ripken organization.


Community Programs & Promotions (cont.)
Ripken Outreach & Community Service R.O.C.S.
June-Skybox at the Lardarius Webb Charity Softball Game for the Casey Cares Foundation:
We partnered with the Casey Cares Foundation, which provides fun events and programs to critically ill children and their families. The IronBirds donated two Skyboxes for sixty kids and their families to use on June 3rd for the Lardarius Webb Charity Softball Game. They were given the opportunity to watch the game and enjoy food in the skyboxes. The staff spent time visiting with the kids to ensure they had an enjoyable time.

July-Kidsave at Ripken Stadium for Kidsave: The IronBirds partnered with Kidsave, an organization whose mission is to bring older orphans together
with families to form connections that will last a lifetime. The IronBirds donated a Skybox to Kidsave for families that wouldn’t be the same without Kidsave. Two children from Columbia also had the chance to meet with four potential adoptive families in a unique and fun setting where those valuable connections could begin to form.

August-School Supply Drive for Edgewood Elementary:

The IronBirds returned to Edgewood Elementary to help the Title-1 School with a School Supply Drive. By tying the drive into the Cal Ripken World Series and our Back to School Night at Ripken Stadium, we were able to pool our resources together with our fans to make a large donation of school supplies to Edgewood Elementary.

October-Race for the Cure Maryland 5k Run/Walk benefiting Susan G. Koleman Foundation:
We paired up with Kenwood High School for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Maryland 5K run/walk. Together with Kenwood High School we helped to raise over $7,000 for breast cancer research/awareness. We had five staff members take part in the race that day.

November-Festival of Trees benefiting Kennedy Krieger Institute: For the second year in a row Ripken Baseball participated in the Festival of Trees for the Kennedy Krieger

Institute. The Kennedy Krieger Institute is a comprehensive resource for children with disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system. It’s a holiday themed event with an appearance by Santa, local music and entertainment, beautifully decorated trees, wreaths, gingerbread houses, shopping, kids’ activities, games and craft areas. Last year’s event attracted nearly 45,000 visitors and the event raised more than a million dollars for patient programs and research. Our tree sold for the maximum price at auction and raised $500 for the Institute.

December-Food Drive benefiting Hartford County Food Bank: We partnered with Jim Ullrich, a local business owner in Harford County, for a yearly food drive. Over the

past couple of years Jim has collected more than five tons of food and non-perishable donations for the needy. We pitted internal departments against each other to drive donations to new heights through heated competition.


Community Programs & Promotions (cont.)
Walk MS
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
On April 29th, Ripken Baseball teamed up with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to host their annual 5K Walk/Run on the complex. The event had over 500 participants who came out that day to support the cause. Walk MS is the rallying point, a time and place for everyone to stand together and be together to help raise critical funds that support cutting-edge research, drive change though advocacy, facilitate professional education and provide programs and services to help people with MS move their lives forward. The IronBirds hosted a charitable home run derby at Ripken Stadium. It was a light-hearted and fun way to raise awareness and money for an important local cause. Like many communities across America, the city of Aberdeen is doing what it can to fight homelessness. In support of that mission, we shared our ballpark with Harford Family House for their annual “Home Runs for the Homeless” event. Teams of generous donors took the field, shagging fly balls and swinging for the fences. Members of the winning team each received a bat signed by Cal Ripken Jr. The runners up won tickets to see the Orioles in action and all participants received a t-shirt, team photo and a memorable day at Ripken Stadium. The event raised $25,000 all of which will stay in Harford County, directly supporting homeless families with children in our area. On June 3rd, 2012, the IronBirds opened Ripken Stadium for a celebrity charity softball game that featured players from the Baltimore Ravens. With a huge attendance, almost doubling the attendance from the previous year, the event raised over $80,000 for the Lardarius Webb Foundation. The purpose of the Foundation is to raise and distribute funds to provide aid to underprivileged children and their families.

Home Runs for the Homeless
Hartford Family House

Lardarius Webb Softball Game
Lardarius Webb Foundation

Lardarius Webb Softball Game


IronBirds Staff Community Involvement - 2012
Aaron Moszer General Manager Harford Community College Foundation Harford County Tourism Chesapeake Bay Foundation Habitat For Humanity Board of Directors Board of Directors Volunteer Lee Greely Volunteer Account Representative Harford County Chamber Bel Air Rotary Kari Rumfield Havre de Grace Rotary Assistant General Manager, Director of Corporate Sponsorships Thrive Baltimore Fundraising Board of Directors Good Cause Foundation Ronald McDonald House Volunteer Stephanie Bonenberger Account Representative Ian Clark Aberdeen Chamer Senior Account Executive Greater Perryville Chamber Member Allen Randall Account Representative Scott Matejicka Baltimore County Chamber Senior Account Executive Cecil County Chamber Member Irene Pastorino Account Executive Baltimore City Chamber Mid-Atlantic Networking Group Brian DeAngelis Account Executive Baltimore City Chamber Member

Member Member Member Volunteer



Member Member


Annual Fundraising & Contributions
Girl Scouts of Central and Southern Maryland Tabitha’s House Boy Scouts of Maryland Fallston Baseball Hickory Elementary Homestead Wakefield Elementary Forest Lakes Elementary OI Foundation North Harford Baseball and Softball The Children’s Guild Welcome One Emergency Shelter Frannie Foundation Joppatowne Football Prospect Mill Elementary Hereford Baseball Edgewood Baseball Mavericks Lacrosse Kingsville Baseball Towsontowne Baseball Total In Stadium Fundraising Lardarius Webb Foundation Boy Scouts of Maryland Autism Awareness Rotary Club of Harford County Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Greater Excellence in Education Foundation Total Monetary Donations Ticket and Merchandise Donations In Stadium Fundraising Monetary Donations Ticket and Merchandise Donations

In Stadium Fundraising

Reading Night

$4,200 $3,800 $3,000 $2,115 $1,044 $948 $840 $800 $800 $540 $500 $500 $500 $496 $480 $400 $264 $200 $60 $ 21,487 $41,000 $3,000 $1,500 $1,000 $600 $250 $47,350 $2,582 $21,487 $47,350 $2,582

Monetary Donations

Overall Contributions for 2012: $71,689

Falcon Park - Auburn, NY MLB Affiliate: Washington Nationals Years in the NYPL: 1999-Present 2012 Attendance: 55,810

Auburn Doubledays

Charitable Summary

The Auburn Doubledays (Auburn Community Baseball Non-Profit, Inc.) was established in 1958. It has been our continuing mission to provide community entertainment for young and old alike. Each person that enters Falcon Park will be treated to an experience second to none in Cayuga County. The Doubledays are the cornerstone of the community during the summer and try our best to showcase Falcon Park to residents of Auburn and surrounding areas. Our primary goal is to provide affordable, family entertainment that can be enjoyed by all community members. Last season over 70,000 Cayuga County and surrounding area citizens passed through Falcon Park.


Community Programs & Promotions
Doubledays-Auburn YMCA Baseball Camp
Auburn YMCA
Doubledays in conjunction with the Auburn YMCA organized and ran succesfull baseball clinics. The kids had a chance to hang out with coaching staffs, players, staff while learning the fundamentals of baseball and most importantly had fun! The Doubledays, along with Run for Life, organized and ran a relay run for children called the Trick or Trot that raised over $5,000 for childrens charities. The Special Olympics sold Doubeldays tickets to raise funds for their organization along with a tractor pull event at Falcon Park. The Doubledays donated all tickets, food and beverage for all the participants and also provided a autograph session. The Doubledays partner with Sugarman Law Firm, in Auburn, to help grant one child their wish. The golf tournament started the morning of a game day and the players, coaches, and front office staff participate during the day. The end banquet takes place during a doubledays home game. This event raised $5,000.

Trick or Trot with the Doubledays
Run for Life

Tractor Pull Event
Special Olympics

Doubledays Golf Tournament & Make-A-Wish Wednesday
Make-a-Wish Foundation

Doubledays Hot Stove Dinner

In 2012, our hot stove dinner event drew 180 fans for an evening with the Washington Nationals, Auburn Doubledays staff, manager Gary Cathcart. The events proceeds crossed the $1,000 mark. The $1,000 donation went to Majorpalooza which is a non--profit organization targeted towards youth childrens charities. The Doubledays put on two clinics for children who have been forced to leave their families for a variety of reasons. This rewarded children who excerisied good behavior during their time at the center. Part of this, we celebrated 175 years of Hillside Family of Agencies by including them in our in game tennis ball toss at the end of the game raising money for the group.

Baseball Clinics
Hillside Children’s Center


Doubleday Staff Community Involvement - 2012
Adam Winslow General Manager Merry Go Round Playhouse and Musical Theatre Festival Majorpalooza IGNITE Young Professionals Group Run for Life Relay for Life American Cancer Society Auburn Rotary Club Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce Auburn Hockey Club / Auburn High School Hockey Ed Wagner Treasurer of Board of Directors Song Mountain Ski Patrol Finger lakes Minor League Soccer American Heart Association Cayuga Council Water Authority Merry Go Round Playhouse Town of Owasco Tony Franceschilli Board of Directors Merry Go Round Playhouse YMCA Board of Directors Board of Directors Volunteer Volunteer Volunteer Volunteer Member Volunteer Member Volunteer Coach

Ski Patrol Coach Certified CPR Instructor Board of Directors Board of Directors Councilman

Board of Directors Board of Directors


Annual Fundraising & Contributions
Majorpalooza $17,500 Auburn Doubledays Booster Club $6,000 Make A Wish Foundation of Cayuga County $5,000 Hillside Family of Agencies $3,000 Syracuse Mens Church Group $1,500 Stop the Bull Anti-Bullying School Group $800 Pop Warner Football $750 Ed Randall’s Bat for a Cure $250 Total In Stadium Fundraising $ 68,800 Doubledays Hot Stove Dinner $1,000 Majorpalooza $1,000 Cayuga County Health Network Gala $250 New York Penn League Charitable Foundation $100 Leo Pinckney Scholarship Fund $100 Total Monetary Donations $2,700 Ticket Donations In Stadium Fundraising Monetary Donations Ticket Donations $16,505 $34,800 $2,700 $16,505

In Stadium Fundraising

Monetary Donations

Overall Contributions for 2012: $53,755


Batavia Muckdogs
Dwyer Stadium - Batavia, NY 2012 MLB Affiliate: St. Louis Cardinals Years in the NYPL: 1961-Present 2012 Attendance: 33,443

Charitable Summary

communities. The Muckdogs have developed many annual programs, such as hosting baseball clinics with children from the Hillside Family of Agencies and collecting personal care items for Community Action of Orleans and Genesee Counties. They have also worked hard to develop new relationships for a wide variety of different causes, including hosting the annual kick off event for the United Way Day of Caring and serving as the start/finish point for Batavia MS Walk. Whether it’s through partnerships with charitable organizations, donations, or volunteering by the front office staff, the Muckdogs can be found in and around the community all year round. Listed below are the programs and initiatives the Muckdogs were involved in for 2012.

The Batavia Muckdogs are committed to creating and maintaining positive relationships within Batavia and the surrounding


Community Programs & Promotions
Care Package Collection
Mission S.T.A.R.S.
The Muckdogs partnered with a local school program called Mission S.T.A.R.S. (Students Taking Action to Recognize Soliders) to collect care packages to be sent to military personnel in Afghanistan. The students were looking to send items that are hard to find in a combat zone. That includes games, personal hygiene products, writing materials, reading materials, snacks and canned foods. The Muckdogs partnered with the Catholic Charities of WNY and allowed them to hold a 50/50 raffle at 2 games during the 2012 season. In total, Catholic Charities of WNY was able to raise $400 for their organization. The Muckdogs partnered with Community Action of Orleans and Genesee Counties to collect personal care items for needy families in the area. At 2 games during the 2012 season, any fan who donated an item would receive a free General Admission ticket. In total, the Muckdogs were able to help Community Action to collect over 100 personal care items.

50/50 Raffles
Catholic Charities of WNY

Personal Care Item Collection
Community Action of Orleanses & Genesee

Free Outdoor Movie
Genesee County Youth Bereau

The Muckdogs, in partnership with the Genesee County Youth Bureau, offered a free evening movie at Dwyer Stadium for the entire community. Approximately 200 local families took advantage of the event.

Concession Donations Boxes
Habitat for Humanity

The Muckdogs set up collection boxes at the concession stands. In 2012, we helped collect over $250 for Habitat for Humanity.

Baseball Clinics
Hillside Family of Agencies

In partnership with the Hillside Family of Agencies, several free baseball clinics were organized in conjunction with Muckdogs players. The kids had a chance to hang out with the pros, while learning the fundamentals of baseball. After each clinic, the players signed autographs, had a questions and answer period, and ate lunch with all participants and staff. Throughout the season, the Muckdogs raffled off baseballs autographed by current and former MLB players, with all proceeds being donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. In total, the Muckdogs were able to raise just over $1,500.

Autographed Baseball Raffles
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation


Community Programs & Promotions (cont.)
Stars of the Game
Local Little Leagues

Concession Stand Fundraisers
Local Organization

At each home game, the Muckdogs invite both Little League and Softball teams into the dugout before the game. Each player and coach was given complimentary tickets to the ballgame. The players are also announced by name with our players during the starting line-up and stand with the Muckdogs during the signing of the National Anthem. During the 2012 season, the Muckdogs local non-profits to work in the concession stand at Dywer Stadium to earn a portion of their sales from that night.

Walk MS
National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The Muckdogs and Dwyer Stadium served as the registration and start/finish spot for the Batavia MS Walk in May of 2012. We also hosted their kick-off event before the MS Walk. The Muckdogs staff took part in the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Drive that helped raise funds for families in need during the Holidays.

Christmas Kettle Drive
Salvation Army

United Way Day of Caring
United Way

The Muckdogs hosted the kick-off event at Dwyer Stadium for the United Way’s Day of Carin in the Spring of 2012.

Mascot & Player Apperances
Varrious Organization

The Muckdogs players and mascot are available for non-profit organizations free of charge. In total, the players made over 20 appearances this summer. They also visited a local pre-school for migrant families several times throughout the summer. Our mascot, Homer, made over 75 appearances throughout the year. General Manager, Travis Sick, visited over 20 area schools and colleges, as well as the local library, to educate children about basebal, the team, and the importance of education. He also took part in the local libraries’ summer reading program by reading baseball related stories to children in elementary grades several times throughout the summer.

Local Speaking Events
Area Schools & Colleges


Muckdogs Staff Community Involvement
Travis Sick General Manager Genesee County Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee GCASA Business/Media Committee Kiwanis Club of Batavia Member Meals on Wheels Volunteer

Annual Fundraising & Contributions
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation NY-Penn League Charitable Foundation Hillside Family of Agencies Catholic Charities of WNY Habitat for Humanity Total In Stadium Fundraising

In Stadium Fundraising

$ 1,500 $850 $810 $400 $250 $ 3,810 $250 $250 $250 $750 $9,000 $3,810 $750 $9,000

Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation, Inc. Batavia Minor League Baseball Batavia Little League Baseball Total Monetary Donations Ticket and Merchandise Donations In Stadium Fundraising Monetary Donations Ticket and Merchandise Donations

Monetary Donations

Overall Contributions for 2012: $13,560


MCU Park - Brooklyn, NY MLB Affiliate: New York Mets Years in the NYPL: 2001-Present 2012 Attendance: 249,009

Brooklyn Cyclones

Charitable Summary

The Brooklyn Cyclones strive to delight, entertain, and amaze guests with a unique, festive, and energetic ballpark experience. The Cyclones organization focuses on their fans by providing innovative ways to offer exceptional entertainment value and maintain leadership in the community. Their staff, coaches, and players strive to embody the hard work, loyalty and passion that is synonymous with the people of Brooklyn. Since 2008, the Brooklyn Cyclones have donated more than $1.2 million to the Brooklyn communty. In 2012, the Cyclones were awarded the Leo Pinckney Promotional Award. The award is voted on by league officials for the club that demonstrates the most innovative promotional programs. In addition to the annual Promotional Award a Cyclones staff member, Gary Perone (Director of New Business Development), was awarded the Hon. Robert F. Julian Community & Baseball Service Award for his tireless efforts in the Brooklyn Community.


Community Programs & Promotions
Take Your Base
American Cancer Society
In 2012, the Brooklyn Cyclones teamed up with the American Cancer Society for the 8th annual “Take Your Base – 5 Mile Run/5K Walk against Cancer.” Close to 1,000 people came out in support and helped raise nearly $40,000 for the American Cancer Society and the fight against cancer. The event has raised $169,000 in its eight-year history.

Brooklyn Baseball Charity Golf Outing
ALS Association

In 2012, the Brooklyn Cyclones teamed up with the ALS Association for the 6th annual Brooklyn Baseball Charity Golf Outing. This year’s event had over 75 participants and raised $3,500 for ALS and the fight against Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Throughout the game raffles were sold for a chance to win the jerseys off the players back with a portion of the proceeds going back to the American Red Cross.In addition, volunteers from the chapter were honored before the game including a ceremonial first pitch for Regional CEO Josh Lockwood. American Red Cross personnel were also on hand distributing emergency preparedness information, forms to become a volunteer and postcards fans signed for distribution to military service members through the Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces program (SAF). Red Cross disaster response vehicles from the chapter’s fleet were also on display in the ballpark’s parking lot. The Brooklyn Cyclones presented its 5th Annual Black History Celebration at the MCU Baseball Gallery on February 25. The event honored individuals who continue to make a positive contribution to the community, with a special recognition to veterans. Honorees were: Dr. Charles E. Hall, chaplain, Veterans Adminstration; Darrien Philips, a 16-year-old sophomore at Kingsborough Early College secondary school and community volunteer; Jeavante Qirashawn, president and CEO, Elique Group marketing company; Keith Suber, founder, Suber Foundation; Wallace “Rock” Watson,musician, artist, and community activist; Darrell L. Williams, founder, Silver Lining Outreach, assisting NYC residents displaced by fire; and Brant Wilson, manager, Underground Clown and Future Legend clothing, and community activist. Ken Currey, VP of business development,Municipal Credit Union, served as the event’s Master of Ceremonies. The keynote speaker was Rev. Karim Camara, assemblyman, District 43 in Brooklyn.

Second Annual Red Cross Night
American Red Cross

Fifth Annual Black History Month Celebration


Community Programs & Promotions (cont.)
Boy Scout Sleep Over Night
Boy Scouts of America
Local troops of Boy Scouts were given the opportunity after a regular season game to sleep on the field. Scouts set up their tents and sleeping bags and watched movies on the video board. Each scout that participated earned a special Boy Scout/Brooklyn Cyclone patch. The Cyclones in conjunction with Brooklyn Ballet hosted a one-of-a-kind promotion, Ballet & Baseball. Cyclones fans were treated to a history of ballet in 9 innings. The Cyclones donated back $6 of every ticket sold through the Brooklyn Ballet that night.

Ballet & Baseball Night
Brooklyn Ballet

Bark in the Park
Brooklyn Bark

Fans were able to bring their canine friends to a Cyclones home game. Pets and their owners were then given the opportunity to take part in a parade around the warning track during a pregame ceremony. Parked outside was an adoption truck where visitors to the park could meet four legged companions and take them home. Fans were also asked to bring cans of dog or cat food that was donated to the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals – a coalition of more than 150 animal rescue groups and shelters working with Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C) to end the killing of healthy and treatable cats and dogs at AC&C shelters. The Brooklyn Blue Storm, an undefeated little league team made up of 8 and 9 year olds, won their way into the Little League World Series. However the victory was bitter sweet since the players could not afford to travel to Georgia where the tournament was being held. The Cyclones stepped in to help. Members of the Blue Storm and their parents were invited to MCU Park during a Cyclones home game to take part in selling our post-game Launch-a-Ball promotion. The team was able to earn $1,000 toward their team trip and take in a professional baseball game. Brooklyn’s own Sandy the Seagull and King Henry visited a local Brooklyn public library on March 2nd to do their part in the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day. King Henry put on a free magic show and read to children ranging from ages 6 to 12. Each child in attendance received some gifts from the Cyclones to help promote the importance of reading/literacy. The Cyclones hire students for season long internships from high school or college who are interested in perusing a career in the sports industry. Interns are compensated and have the opportunity to accrue school credits where applicable. In 2012 the Cyclones had an internship staff of 20 who got the chance to see first hand and participate in the inner workings of a professional baseball team.

Launch-A-Ball Fundraiser
Brooklyn Blue Storm

Read Across America
Brooklyn Public Library

Brooklyn Cyclones Internship Program
College & High School Students


Community Programs & Promotions (cont.)
Clean Up & Toy Drive
Coney Island Gospel Assembly Church
Coney Island Gospel Assembly Church a stones throw from MCU Park was the recipient of extensive damage due to the flooding from hurricane Sandy. Brooklyn Cyclones employees visited the church and helped clean out and put the church back together. Then with the holidays quickly approaching the Cyclones organization made a donation of $2,500 used to purchase toys for the churches toy drive held on December 22nd. Over 2,000 kids were greeted by Cyclones mascot “Sandy the Seagull” and handed toys to bring back the spirit of the holidays during these trying times. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy the “Alliance for Coney Island,” including the Brooklyn Cyclones, launched ConeyRecovers.org, a multipronged relief and recovery effort to help Coney Island residents and businesses dealing with the hurricanes devastating aftermath. The website was set up as the central information location for people who live in the area to learn about where they can get assistance. On December 10th the alliance put together Coney Recovers holiday party. All the proceeds from the event directly benefited the Coney Recovers efforts to aid all of Coney Island residents and merchants affected. Minor League Baseball generously donated $10,000 in the Cyclones name to Coney Recovers. The Brooklyn Cyclones got involved with the Crohns and Colitis Foundation this year by taking part in and helping publicize the 2012 Take Steps Walk held in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Cyclones used their website, social media, and fan lists to help promote the walk and gain donations. Sandy the Seagull was on hand in October for the walk to show all the participants Cyclones support. Hurricane Sandy left many New York and particularly Coney Island residents with out power, food, water, or homes. The Brooklyn Cyclones stepped up to the plate and were out on the front lines helping recovery efforts. The parking lot adjacent to MCU Park became the Coney Island hub for FEMA. Cyclones employees were on hand for weeks after the storm to distribute necessary items such as food, water, clothes, toiletries, etc. Local business Danny Boys Pizzeria, new to Coney Island, sustained extensive damage due to the flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy. Cyclones employees volunteered equipped with gloves, masks, hammers and shovels to help restore the Pizzeria back to operating condition. The Brooklyn Cyclones also teamed up with Gerritsen Cares to help in the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Twenty Cyclones employees went into homes of the Gerritsen Beach section of Brooklyn to help those who were effected by the hurricane get back to a sense of normalcy. Cyclones volunteers did everything from demolition to construction helping to put the local community back together.

Coney Recovers

Take Steps Walk
Chrons and Colitis

Hurricane Sandy Relief
FEMA & Coney Island Residents The Siller Foundation Danny Boys Pizzaria Gerritsen Cares


Community Programs & Promotions (cont.)
Fort Hamilton Baseball Clinic
Fort Hamilton Army Base
Brooklyn Cyclones staff, along with Cyclones players, visited Fort Hamilton during an NYPL off day to run a baseball clinic for all the children of the army base. Kids of all ages joined the Cyclones players on the field to learn baseball from the pros at no cost to the children and their families. This year, the Mets family lost a long-time member with the passing of beloved Hall of Fame catcher and Mets icon, Gary Carter, who died on February 16th after a courageous battle with brain cancer. On June 29th, the Cyclones wore special orange and blue jerseys with a “Kid 8” memorial patch on the right sleeve. These special jerseys were raffled off throughout the game with a portion of the proceeds going to the Gary Carter Foundation. Local troops of Girl Scouts were given the opportunity after a regular season game to sleep on the field. Scouts set up their tents and sleeping bags and watched movies on the video board. Each scout that participated earned a special Girl Scout/Brooklyn Cyclone patch. Green-Wood Cemetery,founded in 1838, is recognized as one of Brooklyn’s National Historic Landmarks for its national significance in art, architecture, landscaping and history. On August 20th of this year the cemetery was vandalized, causing more than $100,000 in damage. The Cyclones offered their help by inviting the cemetery to run our Launch-a- Ball game as well as a 50/50 raffle during a Cyclones home game to raise funds for repairs. During several games this season the Brooklyn Cyclones raffled jerseys directly off the players backs. Money raised was used in our STRIKE Program to help fund local little leagues and other worthy charitable organizations. In this stressful economic environment the Brooklyn Cyclones opened their doors to businesses such as Luna Park, the Brooklyn Aquarium, and Estella Development for job/career fairs.

Gary Carter Foundation Fundraiser
Gary Carter Foundation

Brooklyn Girl Scout Night
Girl Scouts of America

Launch-A-Ball Fundraiser
Green-Wood Cemetary

Jerseys Off Their Backs
S.T.R.I.K.E. Program

Job Fairs
Local Businesses

In memory of famous Mets catcher, Gary Carter, the Cyclones wore commerative “Kid 8” patches. These jerseys were reffled after the game to raise mony for the Gary Carter Foundation.

Brooklyn Girl Scout Night celebrated local Girl Scout Troops with a sleep over on the field.


Community Programs & Promotions (cont.)
Team in Training Night
Leukemia Lymphoma Society
Brooklyn and Leukemia Lymphoma Societies Team in Training partnered up for Team in Training Night at MCU Park this past season. Team in training were given the opportunity to purchase significantly discounted tickets for a Cyclones home game where they would have the opportunity for team exposure to nearly 7,000 Brooklynites. Team in Training received multiple in game reads and video board plugs along with a pre-game on field stretch with mascots Sandy the Seagull and King Henry. They also received a concourse table where they conducted bone marrow screening and spread the word about Leukemia Lymphoma. Their ticket fundraiser netted them nearly $6,000 in donations. TNT raised a separate $1,000 from Brooklyn Cyclones Jersey Raffle.

Giving Back Week
Local Charities

During the 2012 season, the Brooklyn Cyclones declared three home games, from August 21st to August 23rd, as Giving Back Week. Cyclones fans used the code “DONATE” when purchasing $16 field box tickets via phone or Internet and $5 from each seat sold was donated to local charities. In addition, all revenue from in-house initiatives, such as inflatable games, launch-a-ball, and jersey auctions went towards this worthwhile program.

History of Baseball Assembly Program
Local Area Schools

In 2012, the Cyclones were fortunate enough to go directly into local schools to teach students about the History of Baseball and the borough of Brooklyn. Our very own on field personality King Henry personally visited over 125 schools, giving a FREE assembly and magic show to over 41,000 students. Schools that took on the Cyclones FUNdraiser program also used these assemblies as a tool to motivate students to continue their efforts selling tickets and raising money for the school.


Community Programs & Promotions (cont.)
Night of Champions
Brooklyn High Schools
On June 25th, the Cyclones hosted the first ever Night of Champions at MCU Park. Local Brooklyn High School Champions were invited to the game, free of charge, to be honored in an on field pre-game ceremony. David Diehl, of the 2012 Super Bowl Champion New York Giants, was on hand to throw out a first pitch, meet with our local champions, and sign autographs for the first 200 fans that made a $10 donation to the Brooklyn Cyclones S.T.R.I.K.E. foundation. The Cyclones and concession provider, Aramark, teamed up with “Rock & Wrap It Up” to help fight hunger in the Brooklyn community. Following home games, the Aramark staff arranges to have concession food that was prepared but not served, recovered and delivered to local food shelters. Within the past three seasons, the Cyclones donated nearly 4,000 lbs. of food. Every little leaguer dreams of running onto a professional field one day -- and now they can! The Cyclones invited groups of youth baseball, softball, and little league teams -- in uniform -- onto the field to stand side-by-side with the pros for the National Anthem during home games.

Rock & Wrap It Up
Local Food Shelters

Field of Dreams Program
Local Little League Players

Field of Dreams Program

B.A.T.T.E.R. U.P. Program

B.A.T.T.E.R. U.P. Program
Local Schools

The agenda of Batter Up is to encourage Better Attendance & Academics, Teach Teamwork, Excellence & Responsibility while helping students to Understand their full Potential. Schools determine which students have shown the most improvement throughout the school year, with the selected students being honored by the Cyclones. The most improved received four (4) tickets to a Brooklyn Cyclones game for the student and their family where they were honored on the field. We hope that the knowledge that their efforts will not only reward them, but their loved ones as well, will be a strong motivator. In 2012, we had over 150 kids and their families from 10 different schools. The Cyclones School Fundraising Program was designed to help raise much needed funds for individual schools and youth sport teams throughout Brooklyn. The schools and organizations were able to purchase significantly discounted tickets to sell for a one-of-a-kind group outing at a Cyclones game. Depending on amount of tickets sold schools were given money back from the Cyclones to help fund school programs. Students also had the ability to earn individual prizes by reaching certain selling plateaus. Since the program’s inception in 2006, 96 NYC public schools and local organizations participated and raised a total of $105,236 for their organizations. This past year alone the School FUNdraising program raised over $40,000 for over 40 different schools.

Cyclones FUNdraising Program
Local Schools and Non-Profits


Community Programs & Promotions (cont.)
NYPD Appreciation Night
New York Police DepT.
On July 17th, the Brooklyn Cyclones held NYPD Appreciation night at MCU Park. 27 officers from 27 different precincts around the New York area were given tickets and honored on the field in a pre-game ceremony as well as awarded a first pitch. The Cyclones held a food drive on Tuesday, August 21, and asked that all who attended to bring cans of nonperishable food that was donated to Reaching Out Community Services – a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to the distribution of food and other basic items to needy families and individuals in the Brooklyn area since 1992.

Canned Food Drive
Reaching Out Community Services

Blood Drives
American Red Cross

During the 2012 season, the Brooklyn Cyclones and MCU Park hosted two blood drives. The American Red Cross set up their blood donation trailers by the front gates where fans could stop in and donate. The Brooklyn Cyclones partnered with their parent ball club and ace pitcher Johan Santana to bring hot meals to those who felt the devastation of hurricane Sandy. Santana personally donated $25,000 and was on hand to help hand out supplies and put smiles on the faces of those who had not had much to smile about in recent weeks. The Brooklyn Cyclones partnered with Emblem Health for the first ever Emblem Health Kids Camp. For one day children of local low income families were treated to a free camp with Cyclones players on the field of MCU Park. Kids who participated took part in hitting, fielding, and pitching drills and received free promotional items from the Cyclones and Emblem Health.

Johan Santana Food Drive
Residents of Coney Island

Emblem Health Kids Camp
Salt and Sea Mission


Community Programs & Promotions (cont.)
Sneaker Drive
Soles 4 Shoes
Those who attended the Cyclones game on Thursday, August 23 were asked to bring gently worn pairs of sneakers or shoes to be donated to the Soles 4 Souls initiative. S4S is responsible for delivering over 19 millions pairs of shoes in over 125 countries both for crisis relief and to support efforts to eradicate poverty. Steven St. Bernard, a New York City bus driver and quick-acting passerby, caught and likely saved the life of a 7-year-old girl who fell three stories from an air conditioning unit outside a Brooklyn building. In the process St. Bernard suffered a torn tendon in his arm. To show appreciation for local heroes St. Bernard was invited to throw out a first pitch before a Brooklyn Cyclones home game. The hero was also awarded a $1,000 savings bond for his daughter’s education. The STRIKE program is geared toward donating money back to local little leagues. Since its inception nearly $60,000 worth of money and equipment have been donated to needy youth league teams. Of the 15 Little Leagues S.T.R.I.K.E. has supported, $16,500 has been donated for scholarships.

Local Heros Recognition
Steve St. Bernard

Striving To Restore and Improve Kids Equipment
S.T.R.I.K.E. Program

Military Appreciation Night
U,S, Service men and Women

The Cyclones held the annual Military Appreciation Night July 2nd. The night featured 75 newly enlisted recruits who took their oath on the field prior to the game at MCU Park. Also the first 200 people to show their military identification at the ticket window would receive two pairs of tickets for that nights game.


Community Programs & Promotions (cont.)
Operation: Blessing
Victims of Hurricane Sandy
The Brooklyn Cyclones partnered with Operation Blessing to go into homes that were devastated by the recent hurricane. Cyclones employees got their hands dirty helping discard compromised items from Brooklyn residents homes. Operation: Blessing went into the most damaged areas of the borough and connected volunteers with families that were in need. Sandy the Seagull and PeeWee, our beloved mascots, have been seen all over Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan and Queens. From walking against numerous diseases or in memory of some amazing people to visiting local hospitals and schools Sandy and PeeWee are easily recognizable faces within the community. The Cyclones work with various organizations by donating tickets to games. Nearly 10,000 tickets were donated in 2012 to groups in the area equaling nearly $80,000. These tickets were either used by the group members to attend a game together, or used for fundraising purposes at organizational functions and raffles. On Wednesday, June 27, the Brooklyn Cyclones, WWE, and The Creative Coalition joined up for Anti-Bullying Night at MCU Park. As fans came in through the front gates they were encouraged to sign our giant “Be A Star” poster signifying their pledge toward anti-bullying. The game then started with an Anti-Bullying rally on the field featuring Sandy the Seagull and WWE superstars David Otunga,Zack Ryder, Natalya and Lilian Garcia. Fans were then encouraged to take the “Be A Star” pledge through social media, online or at the ball park. The WWE stars remained at the stadium after the pledge to sign autographs for lucky Cyclones fans.

Sandy and PeeWee Mascot Appearances
Various Organizations and Non-Profits

Various Ticket Donations
Local Schools and Non-Profits

Anti-Bullying Night


Cyclones Staff Community Involvement
Steve Cohen General Manager Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce You Gotta Believe High School Sports Management American Cancer Society Kevin Mahoney Assistant General Manager Ancient Order of Hibernians Knights of Columbus #1251 Ricky Viola Account Executive Knights of Columbus Billy Harner Director of Media Relations Bill Harner Memorial Fund Scott Bart Memorial Scholarship Fund St. Anselm Youth Activities Coaches vs. Cancer Jimmy V. Foundation Gary Perone Director of New Business Development Board of Directors Greater N.Y. Sandlot Alliance Board of Directors Crohn’s and Colitis Lead Partner N.Y. Professional Scouts Foundation Honoree ACBL Minor League Baseball Diversity Board President Board of Directors Sharon Lundy Administrative Assistant Kiwanis International Cyclones Staff Meaningful Mondays President Board of Directors Board of Directors Board of Directors Member

Member Monthly Volunteering at Various Organizations

Third Degree Knight

Board of Directors Board of Directors Coach Volunteer Volunteer


Annual Fundraising & Contributions

American Cancer Society (Take Your Base) School FUNdraising Program Giving Back Week Jersey off the Back Raffle STRIKE Raffle Team In Training (TNT Night) Wheel of Fun (STRIKE) Night of Champions (STRIKE) Brooklyn Blue Storm Greenwood Cemetry Total In Stadium Fundraising

In Stadium Fundraising

$40,000 $40,000 $15,000 $10,000 $10,000 $7,000 $4,000 $2,000 $1,000 $1,000 $ 130,000 $12,000 $10,000 $10,000 $3,500 $3,000 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,000 $1,000 $1,000 $750 $500 $500 $500 $500 $500 $400 $375 $355 $250 $250 $200 $150 $100 $100 $55,430 $80,000 $10,000 $130,000 $55,430 $90,000


ALS (Golf Outing) Coney Recovers (MiLB in Cyclones name) Siller Foundation (MiLB in Cyclones name) ALS (Golf Outing Money Raised) American Cancer Society (Take Your Base Expenses) Coney Island Gospel Assembly Church 78th Precinct Youth Council American Cancer Society (Pink & Black Tie Gala) American Cancer Society (Take Your Base) Kings Bay Youth Organization Camp Brooklyn Coney Island Sharks Educational Sports Good Shepherd Sports BCAC Little League St. Francis Xavier Youth Sports Parkville Youth Organization Rosedale Little League OLS Athletic League Reaching Out Community Services District 21 UFT Scholarship Fund Children’s Miracle Network Oceanside Fastpitch 68th Precinct Youth Council Bay Ridge Saint Patricks Day Parade College Publications Shorefront Democratic Club Total Monetary Donations Ticket Donations Merchandise Donations In Stadium Fundraising Monetary Donations Ticket and Merchandise Donations

Monetary Donations

Overall Contributions for 2012: $275,430


Connecticut Tigers
Dodd Stadium - Norwich, CT MLB Affiliate: Detroit Tigers Years in the NYPL: 2010-Present 2012 Attendance: 58,086

Charitable Summary

The Connecticut Tigers continued their goal of forging a lasting bond with the Southeastern Connecticut community during the 2012 season. Over 150 events were held at Dodd Stadium during the calendar year. A major goal of the past two years has been to turn the stadium into a community destination for much more than just Minor League Baseball. Over 50 high school and college baseball games and A Relay For Life event are just some examples of how our venue benefited the community this year. During 2012, the Tigers made over 300 gift-in-kind donations to non-profit organizations and provided the opportunity for countless groups and individuals to enjoy a baseball game that otherwise may not have been able to do so. The Tigers were able to more than double their community contributions for the second straight season. This was in large part due to the addition of many non-baseball or game-night events that were tied to a charitable organization. On an individual basis, the Tigers front office staff, players, coaches, and mascots all donated their time to various causes throughout 2012. Speaking engagements, community appearances, job shadow opportunities, and baseball clinics were some of the ways their time was donated to help cement the foundation of the franchise in Southeastern Connecticut. In November of 2012 VP/General Manager C.J. Knudsen was selected to be honored as a member of the first annual “Southeastern CT 40 Under 40 Awards”. The honorees were selected for making a positive contribution to the community and the lives of fellow citizens. All honorees have consistently demonstrated excellence in their profession, as well as leadership, commitment, and service to the region. The awards were presented by the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce, Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck Area Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce and The Day newspaper.


Community Programs & Promotions
Southeastern Connecticut Relay For Life
American Cancer Society
On June 9th and 10th, 2012 the Tigers donated the use of Dodd Stadium for the Southeastern Connecticut Relay For Life. This was the second straight year for the event at Dodd Stadium. This collaboration between The American Cancer Society and the Tigers celebrated the lives of people who have battled cancer, remembered loved one’s lost and helped fight back against the disease. At the event, teams of people camped out overnight and took turns walking or running around the warning track at Dodd Stadium. Each of the 38 teams that participated had a representative on the track at all times during the overnight event. In addition to the relay on the field, there were musical performances, and “Touch A Truck” event in the parking lot put on by local fire of police departments, haircuts, facepainting, and even a zumba class on the concourse! In total, the event was able to raise over $95,000 for the American Cancer Society to help fund research in the fight to cure cancer!

Bicycle and Donation Drive
Bikes for Kids

On Saturday, July 21st, “Bikes For Kids” was on hand to accept donations of used bikes, new equipment, and monetary donations. The goal of the organization is provide bikes and equipment to those less fortune, who may otherwise be unable to own a bike. The Founder of the organization Chuck Graeb felt that every child should have have the opportunity to own a bicycle at least once in their life. The Connecticut Tigers partnered with the CT Sports Foundation throughout 2012 in various ways. A Wishing Well was installed on the concourse, where fans were encouraged to deposit their spare change at each home game. A video message from Jim Leyland, who is a large supporter of the cause, also encouraged fans to give to the foundation via mobile donations. The foundation also helped to bring American Idol contestant and CT resident Gabbi Carrubba to Dodd Stadium to perform the National Anthem, meet fans and sign autographs, and help support the cause. The CT Sports Foundation is aimed at helping the lives of those with cancer.

Coins for Cancer
CT Sports Foundation


Community Programs & Promotions (cont.)
Mascot Appearances
Various Non-Profit and Charity Organizations
The Tigers’ mascot, C.T. the Tiger, along with his friend Tater the Gator made appearances all across Southeastern Connecticut in 2012. C.T. and Tater added fun and excitement to parades, little league events, kid’s days, festivals, and much more. In all, C.T. and Tater donated over 75 hours of their time. The total value of time donated during 2012 was approximately $5,000.

Front Office Speaking Engagements
Local Organizations

Members of the Tigers front office gave their time during 2012 to speak at numerous local schools, universities,and associations’ events.

Parking Fee Donations
Mayor’s Pantry Regional Food Bank

Each season the Connecticut Tigers donate a portion of the total amount collected in parking fees to the Mayor’s Pantry, a regional food bank that helps provide meals to those less fortunate. This season, $5,420 was donated to the Mayor’s Pantry.

Hit the Books
Norwich Public Schools

Another program launched in conjunction with the Norwich Public Schools (NPS) was the Hit The Books Program. Each student in the NPS system was given the opportunity to win a free Tigers ticket voucher by reading and logging four books between June 1st and August 1st. The reading log was then returned to the Tigers in exchange for the free voucher. The program saw an increase in participation and rewarded many students the opportunity to watch a free Tigers game! Since 2010, the Connecticut Tigers have been a facility for the collection and storage of new and used baseball equipment for Roberto’s Kids, an organization affiliated with the Roberto Clemente Foundation. The equipment is then sent to Latin American countries to be used by those in need, to help grow the game of baseball!

Equipment Donations
Roberto’s Kids


Community Programs & Promotions (cont.)
Cop on Top
Special Olympics
For the second straight year, the CT Tigers hosted the Special Olympics CT “Cop on Top” event. Over the course of a weekend homestand a police officer from the Norwich Police Department agreed to live on the roof of Dodd Stadium until a fundraising goal was met. SOCT staff was positioned just under the police officer on the concourse collecting donations and a bucket was lowered to fans below as well. On Saturday afternoon, the SOCT held a “Car Cruise” in the parking lot to help attract fans during the day to further collect funds to benefit the cause. Despite inclement weather, the fundraising goal was within sight and culminated with some representatives from the Special Olympics participating in on-field pre-game activities to thank the fans for their contributions! After the conclusion of the 2012 season, the Tigers donated the majority of all food product left over from the food and beverage operation to St. Vincent de Paul Place, a soup kitchen and food pantry located here in Norwich. The Connecticut Tigers teamed up with UCP of Eastern CT for a ticket fundraiser to help raise funds to make a former local high school baseball coach’s home more handicapped accessible. Three former players and current local business owners worked together to put together funds to help the beloved former coach pay for improvements that will help him become more independent in his own home.

Ballpark Food Donations
St. Vincent de Paul Place

Michael Looper Fundraiser
UCP of Eastern Connecticut


Tigers Staff Community Involvement
C.J. Knudsen General Manager American Cancer Society Relay For Life Norwich Community Development Corporation Special Olympics Connecticut Eric Knighton Assistant General Manager Special Olympics Connecticut Committee Member Industrial Park Committee Member 2012 Penguin Plunge Partipicant

2012 Penguin Plunge Partipicant

Dave Schermerhorn Director of Community Relations and Promotions Special Olympics Connecticut 2012 Penguin Plunge Partipicant Norwich Free Academy/St. Bernard/Bacon Academy High School Hockey Team Assistant Coach Bryan Barkley Director of Facilities and Turf Management Special Olympics Connecticut World Baseball Coaches Convention Jack Kasten Group Sales Account Executive Plainfield High School

2012 Penguin Plunge Partipicant Guest Presenter

Active Job Shadow Representative/ Guest Speaker


Annual Fundraising & Contributions
In Stadium Fundraising
American Cancer Society- Southeastern CT Relay For Life Various Local Organizations- Ticket Fundraiser Program Connecticut Sports Foundation- 2012 Spook-A-Thon Connecticut Sports Foundation- Wishing Well & Coin Drop Special Olympics CT- Cop On Top Fundraiser Total In Stadium Fundraising $101,350 $18,376 $6,549 $1,132 $1,000 $ 128,407 $150 $100 $250 $32,520 $128,407 $250 $32,520

Monetary Donations
Norwich Public Schools Education Foundation Connecticut Humane Society Total Monetary Donations Ticket and Merchandise Donations In Stadium Fundraising Monetary Donations Ticket and Merchandise Donations

Overall Contributions for 2012: $161,177


Hudson Valley Renegades
Dutchess Stadium - Fishkill, NY MLB Affiliate: Tampa Bay Rays Years in the NYPL: 1994-Present 2012 Attendance: 161,811

Charitable Summary

2012 New York-Penn League Champions

The Hudson Valley Renegades have worked dilegently throughout the past 18 years to provide a positive atmosphere within the local community. While creating a family fun environment here at the stadium during the season, the front office staff has also made it possible for many local organizations to team up with the Renegades and form relationships that have been very beneficial to not only the community, but to the Renegades as well. The Hudson Valley Renegades also run an organization called Pitch for Kids Fund.” The Renegades’ Pitch For Kids was founded to enhance the quality of life of young people and their families throughout the Hudson Valley by supporting community organizations whose programs make a positive change in youth, their families and the community.” The Hudson Valley Renegades, as an organization recognize what it means to give back to a community that has been so supportive over the past 18 years and are grateful to be in the position to do so.


Community Programs & Promotions
Renegades Pitch for Kids
Founded in 1999, the Renegades’ Pitch for Kids (PFK) Program helps local children and families in a wide variety of areas. Since its inceptions, the Renegades have donated more than $300,000 to local children, families and non-profit organizations. The Pitch for Kids program uses a variety of events to raise funds including 5k runs, softball and golf tournaments.

Turkey Bowl:

The Pitch for Kids Turkey Bowl has always been one of our most successful Pitch For Kids events. Participants pay a $30 fee, which includes three games, lunch, and a chance to win over 400 prizes! Participants of this year’s Turkey Bowl also had the opportunity to win full turkeys for their holiday gatherings.

Classic and Advanced Baseball Camps:

Renegades manager Jared Sandberg and the Renegades players hosted two separate camps to teach kids the over all fundamentals of baseball. At the end of the camp kids got to play an age-appropriate game against the Renegades players. Children of all ages love the event as it gives them the opportunity to interact with professional players while learning the important aspects of the sport.

Jail Break for Home 5k Race:

Participants of the 2012 Jail Break for Home began their race at a local jail, racing 5 kilometers to home plate in Dutchess Stadium to claim their prizes. NEW for this season, Dutchess Stadium was hosting the Hudson Valley Fair during the 5K that allowed runners to run through the fair setting obstacles towards the finish.

Softball Tournement:

The Softball Tournament was a double elimination competition in which teams of 10 competed to win $1,000. Each team was guaranteed to play at least two games. The more games they won, the more games they played, and the closer they got to the grand prize.


Wiffle Ball was set up as a 16 team round ribbon tournament with ages of participants raging from 15-60. The tournament was held on the field at Dutchess Stadium. Three fields were set up in the outfield, with the championship round being played on the infield. A Home Run Derby was held for the teams that had time in between their games. This created a fun activity for people to partake in and also created a way for Pitch for Kids to raise more money throughout the day.

Not your traditional golf tournament. The ‘Gades Golf Tour, the first major event of the year, had many unique and unusual elements that set it apart from other local tournaments. Participates were able to interact with our seasonal promotions such as “angry birds”, “Tip of the Tongue”, and more.

‘Gades Golf Tour:


Pitch For Kids Events (cont.)

Family Fest:

For this free event, the Hudson Valley Renegades opened Dutchess Stadium to the public as we teamed up with local organizations & non-profits that encourage and educate families on becoming more involved with in the Hudson Valley community. Throughout the day, organizations were showcased by putting on performances (karate, cheerleading, horse back riding, etc.) as well as workshops from local organizations (boy/girl scouts, fitness organizations, and corporations) all free of charge.

Baseball Cards for Charities:

Every year, the Hudson Valley Renegades players and coaching staff get together and sign hundreds of baseball cards that will be donated to multiple nonprofit organizations throughout the Hudson Valley. With the players and coaches’ generous participation, their signed items help raises thousands of dollars for local organizations in the Hudson Valley community.

WDPH Comedy All-Stars:

The Hudson Valley Renegades hosted it’s first ever comedy show this year in support of the Renegades Pitch for Kids Fund. A sold out crowd of over 300 people came out for a night full of entertainment featuring some of the great comedians of the Hudson Valley as well as nationally known acts.

Home Run Derby:

The Renegades Pitch for Kids Fund hosted a 3-Day Home Run Derby at Dutchess Stadium. Teams were able to participate in the Home Run Derby Challenge as well as shag balls in the outfield.

Kickball Tournement:

The Renegades Pitch For Kids Fund rekindled the favorite schoolyard game at the annual Pitch For Kids Kickball Tournament. Over 20 teams participated in an elimination round tournament where one team was named the Kickball Champions. All proceeds benefited the Renegades Pitch for Kids Fund.


Community Programs & Promotions (cont.)
Car Show:
The Renegades and Pitch For Kids hosted their first Annual Renegades Car Show. The event displayed some of the hottest rides in the Hudson Valley. Guest enjoyed food, prizes, and live music throughout the day as the proceeds benefit the Renegades Pitch for Kids Fund.

Fantasy Football:

Fan’s Football knowledge was put to the test with the first ever Pitch For Kids Fantasy Football Tournament! 8 Leagues of 12 teams fought it out for the title of League Champion. Then each Champion re-drafted a new team, and was entered into the Championship Bracket.

Renegades Reading Program
Glenham Elementary School

The Hudson Valley Renegades have continued their partnership with Glenham Elementary School for the Renegades reading program. A full time staff member from the Renegades is assigned to a class at Glenham Elementary School. Every staff member goes into their assigned classroom once a week to read a book to the children, help out with special assignments and talk to the children about community involvement. The students are also given the opportunity to ask questions and learn about baseball and the baseball industry. At the end of the program, the Renegades mascot makes an appearance in each of the classrooms and distributes free tickets to all of the students who participate!

Every night at Dutchess Stadium, the Hudson Valley Renegades invited a different Rescue out to the ballpark to bring adoptable pets to showcase to our fans. This year, the Renegades expanded the animals from dogs to cats, rabbits and other animals that are need of a home. Rescue for Love The Rescue would be given a table to distribute information. In the bottom of the first inning Smilin’ Pit Bull Rescue the dogs were walked along the warning track while the P.A. Announcer read a description Hudson Valley SPCA about each featured animal available for adoption. Afterward, the animals would make their way back over to their organizations table where fans could interact with the featured pets. Over 80% of the animals brought to the stadium were adopted through this program.

Pet of the Game

Guns N’ Hoses: 9/11 Memorial Baseball Game

On September 11th, local police officers faced off against local firefighters in a memorial baseball game at The Dutch to pay tribute to those we lost on September 11th. The day included a memorial service & parade featuring elected officials official and community members. The day also included Police vs. Fire Department tug of war competition, mechanical bull riding contest, hot air balloon rides, bouncy house and a post-game fireworks show. The event also included celebrity appearances by New York All-Star athletes Hakeem Nicks, Doc Gooden, Shane Spencer and Ron Greschner. Proceeds from the event supported the Paul Tegtmeier Memorial Fund.


Community Programs & Promotions (cont.)
Community Easter Egg Hunt
The Hudson Valley Renegades opened Dutchess Stadium to the public to kick off spring with Easter Egg Hunts, art & crafts, inflatables, interactive games & prizes. The Renegades hosted 3 separate Easter Egg Hunts throughout the day giving children the opportunity to be outside and active for the start of the season. The event was open to the public, free of charge. Rascal’s Monster Bash at the ballpark provides children and their families a safe environment to trick or treat on Halloween. With tons of activities for the kids (decorating your own trick or treat bag, making your own candy apple, etc.) the ballpark allowed families in the Hudson Valley the opportunity to enjoy the holiday festivities free of charge. After the event, one lucky family received the opportunity to bring Renegades Mascot, Rascal trick-or-treating in their neighborhood. The Hudson Valley Renegades organization, players and coaches partnered with celebrity personal trainer and fitness author, Larysa DiDio to promote the health and well being of families throughout the Hudson Valley. The Hudson Valley Renegades players & trainer joined DiDio in conducting a 30-minute group “feel good” workout for families on the field following the Hudson Valley Renegades home game. The Renegades players & trainer worked with the children and parents in the community to teach the importance of health & fitness in one’s everyday life. From June through September, the Hudson Valley Renegades open their gates every Wednesday from 11am-2pm for “Mommy & Me Time”. With inflatables, music, food and crafts set up on the concourse, parents had the opportunity to bring their kids and enjoy the outdoors on the nice summer days. Mommy & Me is a free program thanks to our corporate sponsors. Once a year, the Hudson Valley Renegades host the “Hudson Valley Baseball Classic” between the Black Knights of West Point vs. the Red Foxes of Marist College. The event is free to the public including a free pre-game baseball clinic taught by the players and coaches of both college ball clubs. Fans were also able to enjoy fireworks after the conclusion of the game.

Rascal’s Monster Bash

Fitness on the Field

Mommy & Me Time Hudson Valley Baseball Classic (Army v. Marist)
Marist College & Army Athletics

St. Baldrick’s Foundation

The Hudson Valley Renegades players joined forces with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation in order to support finding a cure for childhood cancers. Several players from the Hudson Valley Renegades joined the Front Office Staff in shaving their heads to bring awareness to the organization in hopes of finding a cure.


Renegades Staff Community Involvement
Eben Yager General Manager American Red Cross of Dutchess County Chairman of the Board N.Y. Blood Center Chair of Little Doctor Program Greater Southern Dutchess Chamber of Commerce Board Member Habitat for Humanity Board Member Glenham Elementary Volunteer Reader Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Fundraising Committee Corey Whitted Assistant General Manager Southern Dutchess Chamber of Commerce Pitch for Kids Mid Hudson Civic Center American Cancer Society 40 Under 40 Young Professionals Group of the Hudson Valley Glenham Elementary Kristen Huss Director of Ticket Operations Eric B. Huss Memorial Foundation Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Glenham Elementary Tim Merante Head Groundskeeper Glenham Elementary Rick Zolzer Director of Special Events/P.A. Announcer Pitch for Kids WPDH Roof-A-Thon Saint Matins De Porres Church Glenham Elementary Chairman Volunteer Volunteer Reader Volunteer Reader Executive Director Volunteer Volunteer Volunteer Reader Member Volunteer Reader Volunteer Reader Volunteer Volunteer Volunteer Reader Walk Committee Member

Andrew Willmert Director of Corporate Sales American Red Cross Volunteer Thomas Hubmaster Museum of Natural History Volunteer Director of Stadium Events Glenham Elementary Volunteer Reader Glenham Elementary Dutchess County Regional Chamber IT Committee Vicky Defreese Bob Outer Director of Business Operations Community Relations Specialist Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Exchange Club of Southern Dutchess Founder Good Shepherd Soup Kitchen Beacon Recreation Commission Board Member Glenham Elementary Greater Southern Dutchess Chamber Board Member Mount Gulian Society Board Member Chris Yager Salvation Army Board Chair Director of Food & Beverage Orange County Chamber Member ARCS (AIDS Related Community Service) Dutchess County Regional Chamber Member Beacon City School Arts and Education Committee On Committee Corinne Adams Director of Marketing & Communication Orange County Chamber Glenham Elementary School Member Volunteer Reader

Board Member Board Member Board Member Regional Board Member Committee Member Founding Member Sean Kammerer Volunteer Reader Director of Group Sales Westchester Business Council Glenham Elementary


Annual Fundraising & Contributions
Elant $736 Astor Services $510 Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie $500 Poughkeepsie Corps Salvation Army $500 Abbott House $420 Young Adult Institute $414 Cerebral Palsy of Ulster County $354 ARC Aids Walk $325 American Cancer Society $320 Walden Quarterly $300 DFMWR $260 Heather Batelic $260 March of Dimes $260 Rob Torre $260 Beacon High School $250 Mid-Hudson Animal Aid, Inc. $245 Beacon Night Out $240 Bethel Church COGIC $240 Bill Pollack Seminar $240 Gayhead Elementary School $240 Lakeland Education Foundation $240 Pamal $240 Pleasant Valley Lions Club $240 Taconic Resources for Indepedence $240 NYSACAC Annual Conference $230

Gifts in Kind

Vernon Little League $223 Beekman Athletic Club $215 Boys & Girls Club $195 Graymoor-Franciscan Friars $195 Hendrick Hudson School District $195 Troop K $195 American Red Cross $192 Tuxedo Park Library $191 Highland Right Aid $190 The Center for Child Abuse Prevention $185 Beacon High School Band $180 Children’s Village Bridges to Health $180 Fulmar Road Elementary School $180 Mount Gulian Historic Site $180 Paul Davis Restoration $180 Putnam Humane Society $180 DRA Imaging $165 Dutchess County Young Professionals $140  Ronald McDonald House Golf Outing $130 American Cancer Society $130 American Cancer Society- Just for Kicks $130 Bishop Dunn Memorial School $130 Central Valley Elementary PTA $130 Cortlandt $130 Dessert For Dave $130 Dutchess Divas U14 team $130

Faith Christian Academy $130 Hudson Valley Crusaders $130 L.L.S $130 Mahopac Sports Association $130 2012 Golf Tournament-Animal Aid $130 North East Westchester Special Rec $130 Professional Women of Putnam $130 Relay for Life-Mt. St. Mary $130 Relay for Life-just for kicks $130 Rotary Club of Fishkill $130 Special Olympics NY $130 Sussex Wantage Little League $130 The Children’s Foundation of Astor $130 Washingtonville Soccer $130 Westchester Putnam Council-Boy Scouts $130 Cardinal Hayes Home $126 Beacon City School District $125 Grace Smith House $125 Our Lady of the Assumption Church $125 Putnam County Childrens Committee $125 Arlington Education Foundation $120 Backpack Snack Attack $120 Brewster Public Library $120 Chelsea Ridge Apartments $120 Chester Community Fund $120 Children’s Foundation of Astor $120

Renegades’ players and front office staff teamed up BaseBald to benefit St. Baldrick’s Foundation - a charity focused on raising awareness of children’s cancer. The ‘Gades BaseBald was one of 1,300 nationwide head shaving events organized by the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.


Annual Fundraising & Contributions (cont.)
Cornell Cooperative-Dutchess County $120 Cornwall Central Middle-Drama Club $120 CSEA $120 Cub Scout Pack 31 $120 Dr. Victor A. Bacile Scholarship Fund $120 Dutchess County SPCA $120 Eleanor Roosevelt Center $120 Ellenville Cooperative Nursery School $120 Family House $120 Green Chimneys RTC $120 Hurricane Relief Angels $120 Kathleen F. Marks Memorial Foundation $120 Middletown High School Parents Club $120 MSA Football Blitz $120 Pine Bush High-Performing Arts Academy $120 Playground Palloozza Association $120 Radio Station $120 Sacred Heart Grade School $120 Special Children’s Fund $120 SUNY New Paltz $120 Support Connection $120 Team Ups for Relay for Life $120 The Park Center $120 The Ryan McElroy Foundation $120 The School of Saint Gregory Barbarigo $120 Tommy Dowd Memorial Foundation $120 Tyler Rush Memorial Scholarship Fund $120 Wynona Fire Dept $120 Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation $100 Putnam Family and Community Services $100 Foundation for Suicide Prevention $95 Big Brothers Big Sisters $90 Casino For the Cause $90 St. Katharine of Siena School $85 Jewish Community of Dutchess County $80 Temple Beth-El $80 Bolger House in Poughkeepsie $66 Drug Abuse Council of Orange Co. $65 All Saints Catholic Academy $65 Alzheimer’s Associations $65 American Cancer Society-Bark for Life Austin Road Elementary School Autographs 4 Alopecia Beacon Hebrew Alliance Religious School Bedrod Hils Elementary School Benedictine Health Foundation Berea Elementary School Birthright of Dutchess County Bloomfield Babe Ruth League Bon Secours Charity Health Systems Booton PTA Brewster Little League Butterfield Library Caitlyns F.I.G.H.T Inc Cam White Sox Carmel Fire Department Carmel Rams Youth Football and Cheer Catholic Charities Cerebral Palsy of Westchester Chester All Night Alcohol Free Graduation Children’s Museum Mid Hudson Cornwall Sea Dragons Cultural Care Kids First Foundation Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Danbury Athletic Youth Organization Dance Of Joy Dominican Sisters Family Health Services Dutchess Community College Foundation Elinor Martin Residence for Mother and Child Erin Ortiz Memorial Family YMCA at Tarrytown Fostertown ETC Magnet School Friends of Dante Petrizzo Fund Friends of Dotties House Gilded Otter Brewing Company Girl Scout Troop 40165 Girl Scout Troop 60239 Goshen Area Parent Nursery School Hawthorne Found. Development Corp. $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 Henry E Harris School $65 Highland Falls Fire Department $65 Holy Trinity School $65 Hoover School PTA $65 Hope For Michael $65 Hudson River Housing $65 Hudson Valley Food Bank $65 Hurley Little League $65 Immaculate High School $65 Isotopes Banner Sponsorship $65 Jerry Damato Charity foundation $65 John M Mangiante Foundation $65 Justice For Jimmy Trust $65 Kelly Oster School of Irish Dance $65 KHS Tiger Band Boosters $65 Knights of Columbus $65 Knights of Pythias $65 Ladies Aux $65 Ladies of the Elks $65 Lakeland Central Drama Club $65 Lakeland Children’s Center $65 Lakeland Education Foundtation $65 Lakewood Elementary School PTA $65 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s $65 Literacy Orange $65 Lustgarten Center for Pancreatic Cancer $65 Mahopac Carmel Chamber $65 Poughkeepsie Little League $65 MAS PTA Silent Auction Committee $65 MDA $65 Melissa D. Bisaccia Fund $65 Memorial Golf Outing $65 Mental Health Of America $65 MHA Westchester $65 Minisink Valley High School- Project Grad $65 Minisink Valley Teacher’s Association $65 Montebello Jewish Center $65 Most Precious Blood $65 Most Precious Blood School $65 Mount Kisco Elementary School $65


Annual Fundraising & Contributions (cont.)
Music Makes A Difference Dance $65 Nephcure Foundation $65 Netcong Elementary School PTA $65 New Rochelle Humane Society $65 North Edison Baseball and Softball $65 NRA $65 Orange AHRC $65 Orange Regional Golf Classic $65 Ossining High School $65 PARC $65 Parkinsons Unity Walk $65 Pegasus Therapeutic Riding $65 Plattekill fire department $65 Plattekill Public Library $65 Pleasant Valley litte League $65 Pleasantville Childrens Center $65 Poughkeepsie Middle School $65 Project Safe Graduation $65 Putnam Community Action Program $65 Putnam County Land Trust $65 Ralph R. Smith PTA $65 Relay For Life-All Sport in Fishkill $65 Relay For Life-Hudson Valley $65 River Valley Rep $65 Rotary Club of Wappingers $65 S.W. Johnson SFE Co. No. 1 $65 Sandrodville Elementary $65 Scotchtown Ave School PTO $65 Silent Auction-Methodist Church $65 SS Seward Institute PTSA $65 St. Denis-St Columbia $65 St. Pauls Christian Day School $65 St. John The Baptist $65 St. Patricks School $65 Suffern Volunteer Hose Co. $65 The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore $65 The Greater NY Chapter: Scholarship $65 The Greek Orthodox Church of Our Saviour $65 The Red Dog Foundation $65 Tony Cappillino Memorial Golf Tourney $65 Town Of paterson rec center Boy Scout Troop 78-Nanuet Boy Scout Troop 97-NYC Vincent Crotty Memorial foundation Visiting Nurse Association of HV Walk With Us to Cure Lupus Wappingers Crew Club Wappingers Elk Lodge Washington Ice Hockey Club WEE Play Community Project Western Connecticut State University Women of the Moose Victor A. Baile Golf Tournament Rosary Society St. Denis-Columba-Kateri Amenia Fire Company Arlington Teacher’s Association Auxilary of the Wurtsboro Fire Co. #1 AVM Find a Cure Foundation Ben Franklin Elementary Berea Elementary School Bikers for America’s Bravest Bloomingburg Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary Somers, NY-Cub Scout Pack 1 Briarcliff Manor Youth Lacrosse Building for America’s Bravest Carmel Sports Association Carmelite Friars Catskill Adventure Resort Activities Central Orange Sunrise Rotary Chester Rotary Childrens Village CMG Fundraising Foundation Common Ground Farm Community Living Corporation Connecticut Juvenile Training School Cornwall Baptist Church Dutchess County Alzheimer’s Association EJ Russell Elementary School PTA Ellenville Cooperative Nursery School Endure to Cure Foundation $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $65 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 Esophageal Cancer $60 Food Bank of the Hudson Valley $60 Furnace Woods School $60 Gardiner Library $60 Goals for hope $60 Great Plain Elementary School $60 Greenwood Lake Police $60 Hagan Elementary $60 Haverstraw Coumbiettes 581 $60 Haviland Middle School $60 Hawthorne Volunteer Ambulance Corps $60 Health Quest : Vassar Brothers Center $60 Hudson Valley Hospital Center $60 Inspire $60 John ‘Jack’ Santopietro Softball Game $60 Kent Primary PTO $60 Kingston Caholic School $60 LaGrange Carnival $60 Laurel Plains Elementary School $60 Living Hope Fellowship $60 LLS Light The Night Walk $60 Longview School $60 LT Autism Awareness $60 Mapplebrook School Inc $60 Marbletown Sportsmen’s Club, Inc. $60 Matthew Paterson Elementary School $60 Mental Association in Putnam County $60 Michael Remus Foundation $60 Ms. New York World Internation $60 Nat. Institute for People with Disabilities $60 Nora Cronin Presentation Academy $60 Our Special Place $60 Pace Women’s Justice Center $60 Partners with PARC $60 PKD Foundation $60 Putnam County H-4 $60 Regina Coeli School $60 Regis High School $60 Rifton Fire Department $60 Romp for Research $60


Annual Fundraising & Contributions (cont.)
Sacred Heart School St. Judes Children Hospital St. Stephens School St. Columbanus School St. Denis Parish St. James the Apostle School St. Johns Episcopal Church St. Joseph School St. Mary’s Catholic School SW Johnson Ladies Auxiliary Team Cleary The Carmel Cardinals Tower of Hope Town of Beakman Community Day Travis A. Nissen Memorial Fund Travis Mills Memorial Ulster County Community College Gala Vassar College VFW Post Viking Fun Run Voices United For Change Wappingers Family Fun Day Wayne Police Athletic League West Sayville Christian School $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 Westchester Philharmonic Woodmore Elementary School YMCA of Dutchess and Eastern Orange Miles Of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation Millbrook Central School District-Middle Nanuet Fire Department Ladies Auxillary Poughkeepsie Group Home TZHS/PTSA Progject Graduation Field Seminar Day Sharpe Reservation Alzheimer’s Associations Autism Awareness Golf Tournament Highland Mills volunteer Fire Co. Ryan Pisapia Memoriale fund Saugerties Lions Club Vassar Warner Casino Night Verplanck Ladies Auxillary Volunteer Hose Co. #2 Ladies Auxiliary Washington Heights Fire Company Beekman Library LaGrange Community Day Richmond Community Services Total Gift in Kind $60 $60 $60 $55 $55 $55 $54 $50 $48 $48 $30 $30 $30 $30 $30 $30 $30 $30 $30 $25 $25 $24 $35,026

On an annual basis, the Renegades host the Hudson Valley Baseball Classic, a ballgame between between the West Point Black Knights and the Marist College Red Foxes. This free event offers a pre-game baseball clinic with players and coaches from both clubs. and a post-game firework show.


Annual Fundraising & Contributions (cont.)
Fishkill Plains Elementary PTA $2275 Marching Band-Arlington High $1265 Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson $864 Poughquag Boy Scouts-Troop 77 $480 St. Mary Mother Of the Church $462 Cornwall Public Library $396 Poughkeepsie Little League $340 Ulster County Library Association $312 St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School $309 St. Stephen-St. Edward $285 Beautiful People $284 Kinry and Vassar School $275 Orange County Cyclones $272 Josephine-Louise Public Library $252 Chris Macconnell Scholarship $240 St. James The Apostle $237 St. Martin De Porres $231 Horizons on the Hudson $219 James S. Evans $183 Taconic Resource Association $183 Florida Public Library $168 St. Joseph School Kingston $162 St. Stanislaus $162 JV Forrestal Elementary $153 Cornwall Soccer Club $152 Monroe Woodbury Little League $144 Beacon 100th Anniversary Kickoff $141 Educator of the Night-Arlington Middle $135 Town of Wallkill Thunder Baseball $135 AMOC $130 Highland Little League $129 Salvation Army $115

In Stadium Fundraising

Ramapo Catskill Library System Cub Scout Pack 53 Anderson Center for Autism St. Mary’s Wappingers Falls Washingtonville Teachers Association Scotchtown Avenue School Marlboro Little League & Youth Soccer Goshen Library and Historical Society St. Peter’s Regional School Bigotes Brigade Goshen Soccer Club Albert Wisner Library Blessed Kateri Elite Diamonds Gardnertown Fundamental Magnet School North Salem-Cub Scout Pack 1 Tuxedo School District Dance Team Cragsmoor Public Library Rack Pack-Avon Walk Kelsie’s Krew Girl Schout Heart of the Hudson 10123 Newburgh Free Library Evergreen Chorus St. John the Evangelist Hopewell Reform Church Northern Westchester Chinese School Manitou Farms Minor Baseball-Tigers First Evangelical Lutheran Church Highland Falls Library St. Patrick Bedford Port Jervis Public Library Minor Baseball-Athletics

$114 $112 $110 $110 $108 $105 $100 $96 $96 $95 $91 $90 $90 $90 $75 $75 $75 $72 $72 $66 $63 $60 $57 $57 $56 $55 $54 $52 $48 $48 $48 $42 $40

Cub Scout Pack 31 $36 St. Peter’s Regional School $36 Sunshine Hall Free Library $36 St. Annes Episcopal Church $35 Mark Martell $32 RK Major Ricci $30 Ronald McDonald House $30 Minor Baseball-Reds $28 Junior League Orange County $27 Town of Wallkill Thunder Baseball $27 T-Ball Papa $24 Temple Hill Elementary School $24 Peekskill Community Volunteer Ambulance $20 HONOReg, Inc. $18 RK Minor Nesbitt $18 Sports Museum of Dutchess County $18 Minor Baseball-Orioles $16 Minor Softball Wallkill $16 Love, Inc $12 St. Patrick Yorktown Heights $12 Warwick Valley Middle School $12 Vinny Vespa $10 Devilfish Aquatics $9 Goshen Christian Reformed Youth Group $9 St. Joseph School Millbrook $9 Care Net $6 Hugh O Brien Youth Leadership $6 LLS Mamaroneck $6 RK Major Cunningham $6 St. John School Goshen $6 Total In Stadium Findraising $ 35,026


Annual Fundraising & Contributions (cont.)
Civic Center Wonderly Family Diabetes Research Foundation American Red Cross New York Penn League Foundation Putnam Hospital Dutchess County Community Bridge to the Future Town of Fishkill PBA New York State Trooper PBA Chelsea Fire Department Total Monetary Donations

Monetary Donations

$15,000 $5,000 $5,000 $2,000 $1,000 $1,000 $550 $500 $350 $75 $30,475 $35.026 $14,186 $30,475

Rascal’s Monster Bash

Gifts in Kind In Stadium Fundraising Monetary Donations

Overall Contributions for 2012: $79,687

The Renegades strive to promote health and well-being to youth and families. After a Renegades home game, Fitness on the Field allowed fans to take part in a half hour workout with Larysa DiDio and Renegades players.


Jamestown Jammers
Russell E. Diethrick, Jr. Park - Jamestown, NY MLB Affiliate: Pittsburgh Pirates Years in the NYPL: 1994-Present 2012 Attendance: 36,078

Charitable Summary

The Jamestown Jammers pledge to support the residents, business, and programs of the greater Jamestown area, and Chautauqua and surrounding counties. The Jamestown Jammers will continue to support local and area programs that help better the quality of life. In 2012, Jamestown continued to offer various events to the community including their annual Hot Stove dinner, benefiting the St. Susan Center Food Bank.


Russell Diethrick Park was the home to the Jamestown Falcons in 1941, the parks inaugural year.

Community Programs & Promotions
Hot Stove Banquet
St. Susan Center
The Jammers held an annual winter hotstove banquet. The event included a sit down dinner, silent and live acutions and a guest speaker (speaker is a former Jammers and current Marlins player and Jammers team manager).

Career Day
Local Schools

The Jammers staff volunteer at many area high schools and colleges to discuss minor league baseball careers.

Mascot & Player Appearances
Various Non-profit Organizations

The Jammers players and mascot made appearances to non-profit organizations at no charge.

Donation Requests
Non-profit Organizations

The Jammers donated tickets, memorabilia and merchandise to non-profit organizations for thier own fundraising events.

Ballpark Tours
Non-Profit Organizations

The Jammers staff provided ballpark tours to any non-profit organizations. Russell E. Diethrick, Jr. Park was opened in 1941 and is one of the oldest parks in professional baseball.

Free Baseball Clinic for Kids
Local Children & Families

The Jammers held an annual free baseball kids baseball clinic. Area children where able to get baseball skills tips from the Jammers players and coaches. Each child recieved a free t-shirt and where able to attend a player meet and greet luncheon after the event.


Jammers Staff Community Involvement
Matt Drayer General Manager Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce Jamestown Rotary Warren County Chamber of Commerce Chautauqua Striders John Pogorzelski Sales & Operations Manager Chautauqua Striders Member Member Member Youth Mentor

Youth Mentor


Annual Fundraising & Contributions
St. Susan’s Center Food Bank $1,000 Aspire $500 WCA Hospital $500 NY-Penn League Charitable Foundation $250 Chautauqua County Humane Society $150 Total In Stadium Fundraising $ 2,400 Downtown Jamestown Development Corporation Total Monetary Donations Ticket and Merchandise Donations In Stadium Fundraising Monetary Donations Ticket and Merchandise Donations

In Stadium Fundraising

Monetary Donations

$1,000 $1,000 $8,500 $2,400 $1,000 $8,500

Overall Contributions for 2012: $11,900


Lowell Spinners

Edward A. LaLacheur Park - Lowell, MA MLB Affiliate: Boston Red Sox Years in the NYPL: 1996-Present 2012 Attendance: 168,239

Charitable Summary

The Lowell Spinners take pride in being the Merrimack Valley’s team and an active member of the surrounding community. Oftentimes, the team chooses to be involved in activities as silent partners. It is important for us to support various causes in the area while keeping a modest profile. There are, however, a few causes with which we promote our involvement. On a personal level, our front office members volunteer time in causes including the Lowell General Hospital Cancer Walk, Special Olympics, the Boys and Girls Club, March of Dimes, The Paul Center and Cystic Fibrosis/Cerebral Palsy Research. The Spinners also have made substantial inroads raising funds for the Joann Weber Charitable Fund, founded in 2007 by Spinners owner Drew Weber in memory of his wife after a courageous three-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Historically the organization has had a number of different charitable partnerships, beginning in 1998 with the Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce and their annual scholarship awards. Thousands of dollars are given away and the winners were announced at a special pre-game ceremony at LeLacheur Park. In 1999 the concept of “Spinners Charities” was born, becoming a vital mechanism for the organization to quietly donate funds to worthy causes in our community while keeping a low profile. When you attend a Spinners game, you’ll hear birthday announcements and special welcomes. For each fan-requested announcement, $10 is donated towards Spinners Charities, money which goes directly back into the Merrimack Valley community. Be it by dedicating a season to a particular charity, or taking an open approach and including as many charitable partners as possible throughout the year, the Spinners’ organization has a nightly charity tie-in for nearly every game or event at LeLacheur Park. During the 2012 season, the Spinners escalated our community involvement through a brand new ticket fundraising program, while making a record number of community appearances and mascot appearances. In addition, the team re-developed a reading program to promote reading at the elementary school level, reaching over 100 different schools within and beyond the Merrimack Valley. Furthermore, the club hosted the first ever Lowell Spinners Job Fair with over 60 employers actively seeking to hire new employees participating in a landmark event at LeLacheur Park. Overall, the organization returned well over $30,000 to the community with further planning ahead for the winter.


Community Programs & Promotions
Inhalant Abuse Awareness Night
Alliance for Consumer Education
The Spinners teamed with ACE, the Alliance for Consumer Education, for Inhalant Abuse Awareness Night at LeLacheur Park in 2012. The program included not only an awareness night at the park, including video clips, pre-game interview and poster giveaway for all fans, but school assemblies with local chapters of drug awareness groups and the Spinners.

Bullseye Bounce
children’s Hospital Boston

Through the team’s partnership with metroPCS, the Spinners were able to raise well over $2,000 for Children’s Hospital Boston and Milagros Para Los Ninos through Bulls-Eye Bounce following a trio of Spinners’ games. Balls were sold at 3 for $5 with prizes being donated by area business.

Spinners Library Pass
Local Libraries

In an effort to continue our partnership with local libraries, the Spinners’ unveiled a Library Pass for the 2012 season. Participating libraries have a dated voucher for each Spinners home games which allows patrons to purchase up to six reserved tickets for $18 ($3/ticket). Vouchers may be picked up at your local library and must be presented at the ticket office on the day of the game in order to receive the discount. The Spinners partnered with FOSEK, Friends of Special Education Kids, for a special day at the park in the 2012. Tied to the team’s annual Star Wars Day, the team received a donation of toys from HASBRO which were used in a raffle throughout the game. FOSEK was able to raise over $1,000 through the raffle in addition to creating awareness for the charity throughout the day. The day kicked off with the athletes and their helpers playing a game on the field before the game, with the athletes then taking the field with the Spinners players for the National Anthem. The Spinners honored all our local heroes (First Responders, Military, Teachers) by selecting 20 local heroes to make a mad dash for cash in our $1,000 Money Drop following our July 30 game. Each hero armed only with a shopping bag dashed for cash as $1,000 was dropped from a helicopter over the field at LeLacheur.

Friends of Special Education Kids

Heroes Night


Community Programs & Promotions (cont.)
Jack Kerouac Bobble Head/ Bobble Thumb
Kerouac Scholarship Foundation
The Spinners honored Lowell’s own Jack Kerouac with a bobble head for the second time, but this bobble was a first! The bobble was a double bobble, both head and thumb, for Lowell’s favorite beatnick, author and hitchhiker. 1,000 were given away to the first 1,000 fans in attendance for the Spinners’ August 7 game while another 1,000 were sold with $10 of each doll being donated to the Kerouac Scholarship Fund. Over $8,000 has been raised to date.

Peter King Bobble Head Night
Lowell Transitional Housing

Sports Illustrated writer and NBC Sunday Night Football personality Peter King was on hand for his bobble head night and signed the bobble heads for fans for a $10 donation to the Lowell Transitional Housing Authority, raising over $500 for the organization!

Heroes Among Us
Military Veterans

Sponsored by Hanscom Federal Credit Union, the “Heroes Among Us” program allowed us to truly salute the service of a service member and his or her family. Originally slated for just Saturday home games, so many worthy submissions were received that the program was expanded to two additional dates. Each honoree was welcomed into the park early for a private behind the scenes tour, meeting the team in the clubhouse and taking batting practice with the team in their own Spinners jersey. After a heartwarming introduction, each threw a ceremonial first pitch before enjoying the game with their family from a luxury suite.


Community Programs & Promotions (cont.)
POW/MIA Seat Dedication
POW/MIA - Rolling Thunder
The Spinners will forever have one seat unoccupied for each and every LeLacheur Park event as the team dedicated to the 92,000 American soldiers who have not returned home in the first ever ceremony of it’s kind.

Lowell Spinners Reading Program
Local Schools

The Spinners reformulated their reading program in 2012, using tickets as a driver to promote reading in our community elementary schools. The program kicked off with a mascot appearance at an assembly followed by a series of rewards for books read (folder, pencil kit, Spinners Tickets). In all the Spinners partnered with over 100 local schools to promote childhood literacy. In partnership with TD Bank, the Spinners once again saluted the athletes and volunteers of the Special Olympics. Athletes signed autographs on the concourse for a donation to the Special Olympics, raising over $500 during the game.

Special Olympics Day by TD Bank
Special Olympics

Royal Caribbean Cruise Raffle
Spinners Charities

One lucky fan packed their bags and headed on a Royal Caribbean Cruise for two thanks to the team’s season long raffle to benefit Lowell Spinners Charities. The season long-raffle generated over $1,000 for the charity!

Spinners Speakers Bureau
Various Non-Profit Organizations

The Spinners Speakers Bureau visited over 30 local community organizations at no cost to talk baseball, the industry, promotions and more. Schools, Kiwanis Clubs, Rotary, Lions, you name it, we spoke to it!


Scrappers Staff Community Involvement
Drew Weber Owner Joann Weber Charitable Fund Lowell General Hospital Ironstone Farm March of Dimes Merrimack Repatory Theatre Tim Bawmann President/General Manager Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell Greater Merrimack Convention & Visitor’s Bureau New York-Penn League Habitat for Humanity Dan Beaulieu Vice President; Facilities Salvation Army Brian Lindsay Vice President/Assistant General Manager Special Olympics Jon Boswell Director of Media Relations March of Dimes - Merrimack Valley Jeff Cohen Director of Merchandising Brixsam Friends Montessori School Founder Board of Directors Board of Directors Steering Committee Board of Directors Jon Goode Vice President; Corporate Communications C-Squared Mission Founder Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Volunteer/Fundraising Committee Ironstone Farm Marketing Committee Salvation Army Bell Ringer Priscilla Harbour Vice President; Controller Lowell General Hospital

Board of Directors Board of Directors Jon Healy Board of Directors Vice President; Group Ticketing Volunteer Pepperell Little League Gareth Markey Director of Facilities Management Bell Ringer Gareth Markey Foundation Jeff Paolino Head Groundskeeper Volunteer Saint Alfio Society Salvation Army Board of Directors Justin Williams Director of Ticket Operations Chelmsford Little League




Member Bell Ringer




Annual Fundraising & Contributions
Lowell Spinners Charities $32,141 Children’s Hospital Boston $1,250 D’Youville Alzheimer’s Wing $874 FOSEK $790 Lowell Spinners Charities $780 Saints Memorial Hospital Cancer Wing $750 Joann Weber Charitable Fund $535 Children’s Hospital Boston $500 Special Olympics $500 Lowell Humane Society $425 Lowell Transitional Housing $385 Total In-Stadium Fundraising $38,930 Lowell General Hospital TeamWalk for Cancer Care Challenge Unlimited at Ironstone Farms IAABO Board 95 Merrimack Valley Food Bank March of Dimes Lowell General Hospital Lowell Summer Music Series Boys and Girls Club of Lowell Catholic Cup Scholarship Winner (Flynn) Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell Greater Lowell YMCA Greater Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce Lowell Catholic High School Lowell Community Health Clinic Lowell General Hospital Lowell Sun Charities Salvation Army Spinners HS World Series Scholarship (Flynn) Spinners HS World Series Scholarship (Marasa) Spinners HS World Series Scholarship (Murphy)

In Stadium Fundraising

Monetary Donations

$3,000 $2,500 $2,400 $1,600 $1,275 $1,200 $1,000 $500 $500 $500 $500 $500 $500 $500 $500 $500 $500 $500 $500 $500

Spinners HS World Series Scholarship (Walsh) $500 Greater Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau $400 C2 Mission $375 Women Working Wonders Foundation $360 Krystal Boucher College Fund $300 Saints Memorial Foundation $200 Vespa $200 YMCA Lowell $200 House of Hope $150 Lowell Festival Foundation $150 Lowell General Hospital $150 VNA of Greater Lowell $150 Byam School Association $100 Friends of Chelmsford Recreation $100 Greater Lowell Charitable Foundation $100 Greater Lowell Community Healthy Center $100 Greater Lowell Technical High School $100 Lowell Community Teamwork $50 United Teens Equity Center $20 Total Monetary Distributions $23,180 Ticket and Merchandise Donations Children’s Hospital Boston Friends of Special Education Kids March of Dimes In Stadium Fundraising Monetary Donations Various Ticket and Merchandise Donations Children’s Hospital Boston Friends of Special Education Kids March of Dimes $9,750 $3,500 $1,500 $1,500 $38,930 $23,180 $9,750 $3,500 $1,500 $1,500

Monetary Donations (Cont.)

Overall Contributions for 2012: $78,360

Mahoning Valley Scrappers
Eastwood Field - Niles, OH MLB Affiliate: Cleveland Indians Years in the NYPL: 1999-Present 2012 Attendance: 109,956

Charitable Summary

The Mahoning Valley Scrappers are one of the most visible and active organizations in the area. The Scrappers participate in the community many different ways including but not limited to ticket fundraising with nonprofit groups, the all new Scrappy’s Scholars Reading Club developed for elementary schools and promoting the importance of literacy, community days at the ballpark highlighting local communities, over 125 mascot appearances throughout the year, as well as raising awareness on health concerns facing area residents. Partnering with these charitable and community organizations helps us to strengthen our relationships in the Mahoning Valley and also continue to present our team positively. During the 2012 year, the Scrappers were chosen to receive the HandsOn Volunteer Network Corporate Partner in Service Award. The award recognizes a corporation that has demonstrated a commitment to the Mahoning Valley by promoting corporate responsibility through financial resources and extensions of service opportunities to its employees. The Corporate Partner in Service Award recipient has had measurable impact on local organizations by a commitment to service through corporate engagement programs and the philosophy of giving back to the Mahoning Valley.


Community Programs & Promotions
Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley Night & 5K Race
Akron’s Children Hospital Mahoning Valley
Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley was the charity for the Scrappers annual 5K race in the morning on a Scrappers game day. They received a donation for each runner as well as sponsors that participated in the event. At the game, they participated in a ticket fundraiser and kicked off their change bandit collection month long campaign at the game. In addition, the Scrappers collected memorabilia from teams and sponsors and it was auctioned off at the game. The event raised over $1,600 for Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley.

Scrappy’s Scholars Reading Club
Area Schools

Over 15,000 students participated in the program. Each student received a bookmark and needed to read 5 books within the time allotted to receive two tickets to a select Scrappers game. At each game, Reading Club students had a parade around the field and were recognized. The top classroom in the program received a pizza party and a visit from Scrappy at the end of the program. Scrappers front office staff members participated in Junior Achievement’s J.A. in a Day Program at a local elementary school. Each Scrappers staff member had a second grade class to teach five different lessons about business and finances.

J.A. In a Day
Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley


Community Programs & Promotions (cont.)
Strike Out Cancer Night
American Cancer Society
The Scrappers held Strike Out Cancer night at the game this summer. Cancer survivors received two free tickets to the game. There was also a ticket fundraising component for the American Cancer Society. Cancer support groups, such as the Hope Center for Cancer and Relay For Life teams were on had to also raise money with tshirts, raffles, baskets, etc. Relay For Life banners were displayed throughout the stadium and we held a post-game cancer awareness ribbon on the field after the game with fans participating. The Scrappers held its College Fair at a Scrappers game. The fair runs for two hours prior to the game. Area high school juniors and seniors are invited to come out to visit with over 20 colleges and universities participating in the event. The students have a card to take to each of the colleges that needs to be stamped so they are entered to win the $750 scholarship. One lucky student is drawn during the game and is recognized on field as the recipient.

College Fair with $1,000 Scholarhip Giveaway
High School Senior

Trick-or-Treat Halloween Event
Local Families

The Scrappers hosted its thirteenth annual “Trick or Treat” at Eastwood Field. “Trick or Treat” at Eastwood Field is a fun and safe way to celebrate Halloween for children age 12 and under. Local businesses participated by passing out candy to children dressed in costumes as they walked around the concourse and stadium. The stadium was filled with Halloween decorations, music and games for the kids.


Community Programs & Promotions (cont.)
Mystery Ball Sale for Luke Holko
Luke Holko Fund
The Scrappers held their second Mystery Ball Sale with 75 baseballs from MLB and MiLB teams with proceeds to Luke Holko, the little boy who was injured in 2009 by a foul ball. There was also a ticket fundraiser on this day for Luke. He threw out a first pitch and had his little league team run out with the players for the starting line ups. Luke also got to meet some of his favortite wrestlers that day at the game. The events raised over $800 for Luke.

Marisa Kay Chili Cook Off
Marisa Key Fund

The Marisa Kay Chili Cook Off was held prior to a Scrappers game. Over 15 different contestants competed in the chili taste off. Fans could purchase a fundraiser ticket and taste several samples of the chili to vote on the best. There was also a chinese auction, tshirt sale, etc. to raise money for the Marisa Kay Fund, which was made to cover expenses for Marisa Kay who was involved in an accident. The Scrappers held Military Wednesdays during every Wednesday home game throughout the season. Anyonewith a Military Identification Card got two free tickets to the game. The Military groups participated with Color Guards, First Pitches, Informational Tables in the concourse, etc. The Scrappers held the second MS Walk at Eastwood Field. Participants walked around the stadium and finished on the warning track on the field. The team names and MS Society logos were scrolled on the message center and video board throughout the walk. For the second year, the Scrappers hosted a school day game for area elementary and middle school students. The game was with the local college, YSU vs. Wright State. Students got a ticket to the game and lunch for $5. Over 4,000 students came to the game, which took place during the Scrappers “off-season”. Teachers also received a curriculum guide to use to teach the classes with baseball themed lessions, prior to the game. The Scrappers also secured a sponsorship for the game.

Military Nights
Military Groups

MS Walk
MS Society

YSU Game Day

Chili Cook Off

Military Nights

MS Walk


Community Programs & Promotions (cont.)
Recycling Can Night
As a part of the Novelis Recycling Night, the Scrappers held an aluminum can recycling drive at a game. Any fan that brought a bag of cans to be recycled received a ticket voucher to an upcoming Scrappers game and was also entered to win a new Trek Bike which was raffled off at the game. The Scrappers donate family four packs of tickets and promotional merchandise to over 400 nonprofit organizations within the community every season. The Scrappers raised over $1,500 for the NYPL Charitable Foundation with a combination of several events, including broken bats sales and message center birthday announcements. The Scrappers had three games designated as Faith Nights. One dollar for each ticket sold with the Faith Night program was given to Second Harvest Food Bank. Over $400 was raised. For every Monday home game, the Scrappers held the Every Monday Matters promotion. Fans could bring in canned goods, new books or clothing to be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank, Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley and Niles Community Center. With each donation, the fan would receive a free ticket to that night’s game. At the game, different community organizations were recognized for their contributions to the valley. A volunteer was also recognized from the HandsOn Volunteer Network for their outstanding volunteer work in the area. The Scrappers held its third Annual ALS Walk at Eastwood Field in October of 2012. The fundraising event took place around the stadium and finished on the warning track. Participating teams had their names scrolled on the stadium message center along with the ALS Association logo. The Scrappers held “Christmas in July” at a game this summer and included a Toys For Tots toy drive at the game. Any fan bringing a new toy received a free ticket to the Scrappers game. Santa was at the game to visit with the kids. The Scrappers are very active in the community, bringing Scrappy the mascot out to over 120 appearances throughout the year, including but not limited to fairs, festivals, schols, libraries, sponsor locations, parades, etc.

Promotional Merchandise Donations
Various Organizations

Various Events Faith Nights

NYPL Charitable Foundation Second Harvest Food Bank

Every Monday Matters
Second Harvest Akron Children’s Hospital Niles Community Center

ALS Walk
The ALS Association

Toys for Tots Drive Christmas in July
Toys for Tots

“Scrappy” Mascot Appearances
Various Organizations


Scrappers Staff Community Involvement
Jordan Taylor General Manager Kiwanis Club of Niles Member Kiwanis Club Ohio Lieutenant Governor Trumbull 100 Member Junior Achievement Volunteer Stephanie Novak Box Office Manager Junior Achievement Volunteer Heather Sahli Director of Marketing Corporate Volunteer Council Professional Development/Marketing Chair Junior Achievement Volunteer

Chris Sumner Account Executive Junior Achievement Volunteer Warren Kiwanis Member Matt Thompson Director of Corporate Sales Junior Achievement Volunteer

Annual Fundraising & Contributions
Various Ticket Fundraisers Kids In Education Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley NYPL Charitable Foundation Trumbull 100 Marisa Kay Chili Cook Off Trumbull County Historical Society Lucas Holko College Fair Scholarship Donation Second Harvest Food Bank Akron Children’s Hospital MV Golf Sponsor Dandy Walker Awareness Kiwanis Night Austintown Softball Team American Cancer Society Steel Industry Night

ALS Walk

Monetary Donations

“Scrappy” Appearances

$3,900 $3,500 $1,626 $1,500 $1,500 $1,308 $1,068 $833 $750 $416 $250 $144 $140 $96 $96 $96

Autism Awareness Groups $96 HandsOn Volunteer Network $96 Lions Club $68 Opera Western Reserve $60 ALS Association $56 Not For Sale $40 Cure Search $32 American Heart Association $32 TNR Cat Rescue $28 Regional Chamber Economic Development $25 Wee Wisdom School $20 Total Monetary Donations $17,776 Ticket and Merchandise Donations Scrappers Backers 50/50 $17,646 $13,384

Monetary Donations (Cont.)

Christmas in July

Overall Contributions for 2012: $48,806


State College Spikes

Medlar Field at Lubrano Park - State College, PA 2012 MLB Affiliate: Pittsburgh Pirates Years in the NYPL: 2006-Present 2012 Attendance: 129,588

Charitable Summary

Located in the heart of “Happy Valley”, the State College Spikes have always believed in the importance of playing a leading role in the community. The Spikes community efforts led to a staggering total of over $250,000 being raised, all of which went directly back into the Central Pennsylvania community. The Spikes worked with over 50 non-profit organizations in 2012, and notable community events that the Spikes were closely involved with included: Opening Ceremonies for the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania, the Reverse Car Drawing for the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer, Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association State Baseball Championships, 24 Hour Walk benefiting Habitat for Humanity and the area’s first ever free indoor Halloween trick-or-treating event. The Spikes visited over 30 schools during 2012 and educated students with five school programs: Healthy Home Runs, Project I.K.E. (Inspiring Kids to be Eco-Friendly), Spikes Student All-Stars, Spikes Essay Contest, and Spikes Books and Baseball. Giving back to the community has been the top organizational goal for the Spikes since their inaugural year of 2006. The Spikes strive on not only being in the baseball business but also in the “memory making” business.


Community Programs & Promotions
Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts
Dog Jog Foundation Operation Jersey
The front office staff of the State College Spikes played a critical role in organizing aid for both New York City NYPL clubs and their fans. Staff members from the Spikes drove to the New York and New Jersey area to help New York-Penn League teams affected by Hurricane Sandy. The Spikes took down roughly $1,085 worth of supplies which consisted of generators, gasoline and paper products. In addition to supply drives, the Spikes also held events to raise relief funds for Sandy’s victims including: Members of the Spikes collected items to help pets affected by Hurricane Sandy. The Spikes front office volunteered at Operation Jersey in collecting food, clothes, supplies and other needed items for those affected by Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey. All staff members of the Spikes front office volunteered a day to ring bells and collect money for the Salvation Army of Central PA. The staff raised over $200!

Holiday Voluntering with The Salvation Army
Salvation Army

Safe and Seen in the Ballpark
State College Spikes

The State College Spikes partnered with Centre LifeLink EMS and radio station B94.5 to host a free safe outdoor trick-ortreating event that over 2,000 people attended the event. Everyone attending was encourage to bring one non-perishable. The Spikes collected over 800 pounds all going to the local food bank.

Operation Jersey

Safe and Seen at the Ballpark


Spikes Staff Community Involvement
Jason Dambach Senior Vice President and General Manager Central PA Convention & Visitors Bureau TIPS Business Networking Club Mount Nittany Medical Center Golf Classic Committee Kris McDonough Director of Ticket Sales Board of Directors State College Youth Hockey Member Juniata Boy Scouts Member Centre County Youth Services Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County State College Food Bank Business Networking International Member Player Karen Mahon Player Accounting Manager Walk Committee Nittany Valley Youth Basketball Inc. Walk Committee State College Girls Lacrosse Booster Club Matt Neri Sports Turf Manager American Legion Sports Turf Management Association State College Little League Colby Miller Ticket Account Executive State College Food Bank Steven Christ Senior Account Executive State College Food Bank Operation Jersey Steven Kassimer Senior Account Executive State College Food Bank Operation Jersey Head Coach Council Chair Volunteer Ambassador Volunteer Member

Scott Walker Vice President, Sales Business Network International Centre County Baseball League Bald Eagle Area Adult Basketball League March of Dimes Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation David Wells Manager of Promotions and Community Relations House of Care, State College Volunteer Tides - Happy Valley’s Got Talent Planning Committee Recreation, Park and Tourism Mgmt. Alumni Association Board Member Aquafina Pitch, Hit and Run Coordinator Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County Ambassador Penn State - Alumni Programming Group President Habitat for Humanity Social Media Chair Will West Senior Ticket Account Executive Habitat for Humanity of Greater Centre County Volunteer Centre Lacrosse Asst. Lacrosse Coach Centre County United Way Contributor Business Networking International - Keystone Referrals Chapter Member American Cancer Society - Relay for Life Member Habitat for Humanity of Greater Centre County Volunteer

Secretary and Treasurer Treasurer

Volunteer Member Volunteer


Volunteer Volunteer

Volunteer Volunteer

Annual Fundraising & Contributions
Coaches vs. Cancer $100,000 Relay for Life $75,000 Make-A-Wish $11,000 Centre County Power House $5,963 Children’s Miracle Network $4,870 House of Care Walk $2,000 Total In Stadium Fundraising $ 198,833 The Foundation of Mt. Nittany Medical Center The Children’s Miracle Network Mifflin County Cheerleaders Coaches vs. Cancer

In Stadium Fundraising

Monetary Donations

$6,155 $5,265 $2,477 $2,240

Juniata Valley Boy Scouts Skills of Central PA Thrivent Financial for Lutherans March of Dimes Penn State THON House of Care Walk Juniata Valley High School Band Habitat for Humanity Lions Club National Multiple Sclerosis Society Operation Christmas Child Strawberry Fields, Inc. Friends of Jake Corman Charity Golf Tournament

$1,078 $1,040 $1,001 $900 $900 $800 $687 $600 $600 $600 $600 $600 $500


Annual Fundraising & Contributions (cont.)
Morris Cooper Majorettes State College United Methodist Night CCUW Partner Agency Series Penn State Home Coming Centre County Down Syndrome Society Spikes Ladies Night Bachelor Auction YMCA of Centre County Centre for Alternatives in Community Justice Eater Seals Penn State Federal Credit Union Child Development and Family Council Otto’s Charity Golf Tournament CDFC Summer Fun Camp Thrivent Financial for Lutherans of Snyder County Centre Home Care Centre County Women’s Resource Centre Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA The Arc of Centre County Metzger Animal Hospital Bellefonte White Phantom THON Mascot Fund Total Monetary Donations $480 $480 $462 $400 $360 $345 $324 $300 $300 $285 $252 $250 $210 $150 $126 $100 $100 $100 $75 $72 $50 $74,920 Pride of Quakertown Punxsutawney Youth Baseball Clinic St. Francis School The 5th Annual Lion Wine and Cheese Glendale Education Foundation Mick Orsich Memorial MNHS- Relay for Life St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church McKeesport Lady Tiger Basketball St. Pauls United Methodist Church State College Area School District 2012 PRPS Conference - Prize Pool Aquinas Academy Beaver Springs Volunteer Fire Company Bellefonte Relay For Life Bishop Shanahan High School Camp Mount Luther Care for Children Centre County Historical Society Children’s Dyslexia Center Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Clearfield Area Elementary Schools Clearfield Area High School Class of ‘87 Clearfield County Conservation District Daytona Cubs Booster Club Dskeratos Congenita Outreach DuBois Area Catholic School Dubois Christian Schools Emmanuel Bible Church Faith Centre of Bellefonte GL Noble Denton: Relay For Life Greenvillage Youth League, Inc. Hollidaysburg Area Women’s Club Hollidaysburg Catholic School Impact Christian Center Jackson General’s Baseball Club Kennemetal: Relay For Life 72 Additional Schools, Charities & Community Organiztions Total Gift in Kind In Stadium Fundraising Monetary Donations Gift in Kind $36 $36 $36 $36 $32 $32 $25 $25 $24 $24 $21 $20 $20 $20 $20 $20 $20 $20 $20 $20 $20 $20 $20 $20 $20 $20 $20 $20 $20 $20 $20 $20 $20 $20 $20 $20 $20 $1,176 $9,004 $198,833 $74,920 $9,004

Tides $2,400 CROP Hunger Walk $700 Bob Perks Fund $600 Fur Ball Event $600 MNHS - Charity Ball $600 Susquehanna Bank $600 Umps Care Charities Online Auction $600 Salvation Army $220 Brady’s Smile $100 PSU RPTM 356 $80 State College YMCA $62 Salvation Army Centre County $58 Bellefonte Elks Club $53 St. Joseph Home and School $52 Lock Haven Univeristy $48 Bellefonte Area High School All Night Party $40 CBICC After Hours: Rotelli $40 Punxsutawney Rotary Club $40 Fayette Area Lions Den $36 Lock Haven YMCA $36

Gift in Kind

Overall Contributions for 2012: $239,101


Staten Island Yankees

Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George - Staten Island, NY MLB Affiliate: New York Yankees Years in the NYPL: 1999-Present 2012 Attendance: 141,163

Charitable Summary

The Staten Island Yankees have been an important part of the Staten Island community since the team’s inception. During the 2012 season the Staten Island Yankees continued their efforts with many local and national charities and supported programs. The Staten Island Yankees continually dedicate time, expertise, and resources to make a positive impact in our community. The team’s mascot, Scooter “The Holy Cow”, is likely the most well known figure on Staten Island, attending hundreds of events each year. The front office staff also dedicates their time volunteering for events, participating in fund raising walks and other fundraisers, and lending time and expertise by sitting on various boards and committees. The organization also donates tickets and merchandise to organizations throughout the year. The Staten Island Yankees have developed strong relationships with many community organizations throughout the years. The organization looks forward to continuing to grow these relationships and to developing new partnerships in the future.


Community Programs & Promotions
Hope Week
Eger Nursing Home Visit benefiting Egar Nursing Home:
For the first day of Hope Week, Tuesday, August 21st, the Staten Island Yankees visited the residents of Eger Nursing Home on Staten Island. Players Evan DeLuca, Taylor Garrison, Claudio Custodio and Daniel Lopez along with Scooter, The Holy Cow and front office staff brought cheer and smiles to all the people at Eger. The players, Scooter and staff went from floor to floor, room to room chatting with the residents, signing autographs, handing out hats and simply adding joy and excitement to the residents’ day.

Rab’s County Lanes benefiting Special Olympics:

On Wednesday, August 22nd, Scooter and the Staten Island Yankees took a ride to Rab’s Country Lanes to challenge the On Your Mark – Special Olympics group to a few games of bowling! After their shoes were rented and the bowling balls were picked out their games faces went on. The Staten Island Yankees players were impressed by the amount of strikes, turkeys, and spares, the On Your Mark group put on the scoreboard. While Scooter and Red weren’t as competitive, they were able to throw the ball a few times – with bumpers of course! Smiles lit up the lanes from all teams! Frank Wilkinson, one of the Owner/Manager’s of Rab’s said “It looks like everyone is having a great time and we’re happy to help, we love this!” With the great service and staff from Rab’s to the enthusiasm of the On Your Mark group and the encouragement and camaraderie from the Staten Island Yankees everyone had a fun-filled afternoon.

iPlay America-A Day to Play! benefiting Hungerford School:

On Friday, August 25, the Staten Island Yankees and the Hungerford School paid a visit to Freehold, NJ. For the 4th day of Hope Week, they went to iPlay America, the indoor amusement park, to enjoy a day of rides, food and games! Pitchers Gabe Encinas, Charles Basford, Andrew Benak, Derek Vernadore, and a few of the organizations staff members, all went out to enjoy a fun filled day with the students. They shot some hoops, ate some pizza, and played some laser tag! At the end of the day, everyone was exhausted, but for good reasons. The children and players left excited and ready to go back. The event was a huge success and we can’t wait to go back next year!

VA Hospital Visits benefiting VA Hospital in Brooklyn:

During Hope Week the Staten Island Yankees staff, players, and mascots were fortunate enough to visit the VA Hospital in Brooklyn. For those unfamiliar it is a hospital dedicated to helping United States Veterans from all wars and military Branches. Going to the hospital we had the vision of a place that was filled with men and women who could use a visit from a Yankee to lift their spirits . What we later found was quite the contrary. Upon arrival we were brought into a room filled with veterans from several wars and they shared with us their names, what wars they had served in, and what military branch they had served in. From there we were given a tour of the facility. What we found above all else is that it was a place of healing. Throughout the hospital there were rooms dedicated to therapy, art therapy, music therapy, and rooms for men and women to just socialize and tell stories. In the end what we found was they didn’t need Yankees to cheer them up. What truly came out of the experience was a group of men and women who were happy to feel appreciated. What was taken from it was a greater appreciation and understanding of the mind and feelings of a solider.


Community Programs & Promotions (cont.)
One on One Physical Therapy Fundraising Event
One on One Physical Therapy
The Inaugural High School Senior Scholarship baseball game and Autism Awareness Fundraiser was held on July 14th at Richmond County Bank Ballpark. The concept of the game originated when One On One Physical Therapy, a sponsor of the Staten Island Yankees, was looking to hold an event for its one day use of the park. Approximately 50 high school seniors from Staten Island public and private schools competed in the baseball game and for the chance to win a $2,500 scholarship. The scholarship was awarded based on applications which consisted of their school grades, community service and an essay about the obstacles they’ve overcome in their own lives. The winner was Tottenville’s Andrew Falcone, who is living with Type I Diabetes. While the crowd of 1,000 was there to cheer on players in their last hurrah at the scholastic level, the revenue from ticket sales, raffle prizes and a 50/50 drawing went towards raising autism awareness. Specifically, the money went to three local Staten Island families affected by autism. The total money raised was $11,000.

S.I. Yankees in the Soup Kitchen
Project Hospitality

The Staten Island Yankees Staff took the trip to the local Soup kitchen to benefit Project Hospitality in December. The staff helps the volunteers cut, prepare, bag, set-up and serve for those in need. We are in the process of making this an annual effort.

The Staten Island Yankees and owner Nick Tiller partnered to host a baseball game for a local Staten Island baseball team. On July 31st, Staten Island’s Robert Curatolo Rangers played against a Connecticut travel baseball team Staten Island Little League the BVSA Fury. All families and friends of both teams were invited into the ballpark as guests to enjoy the game, dinner, and drinks.

Community Baseball Game

Holiday Party
Stephen Siller T2T Foundation for Sandy Relief

On Saturday, December 15th, 2012 families that have been displaced by Hurricane Sandy were invited to attend a free holiday party at The Vanderbilt at South Beach. Invitations to the party were extended to storm victims who were registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The party was sponsored by the Staten Island Advance, Borough Hall, the Siller Foundation’s Tunnel to Towers Sandy Relief Fund, the Pirate Toy Fund of Rochester, NY, Staten Island Yankees, New York Yankees and Legends Hospitality Management. Items that were distributed to the families were backpacks, binders, pencils, promotional items and toys in addition to Stop & Shop and Shop Rite gift cards.


Yankees Staff Community Involvement
Jane Rogers President &General Manager MiLB Baseball Chapel Eden II Foundation Staten Island Economic Development Corportation Chamber of Commerce Jillian Wright Manager, Sponsorship Services ALS Kerry Haley Manager, Spnsorship Services ALS Big Brothers Big Sisters Advisory Board Member Advisory Board Member Business Council Member Member


Member Member

Annual Fundraising & Contributions
Wounded Warriors 120+ Local Elementary, Middle and High Schools Total Monetary Donations

Monetary Donations

$25,000 $69,000 $94,000 $14,000 $28,000 $94,000

50/50 Raffle: 25 Local Non-Profit Organizations 600+ Local Community Organizations Monetary Contributions

Overall Contributions for 2012: $136,000


Tri-City ValleyCats
Joseph L. Bruno Stadium - Troy, NY MLB Affiliate: Houston Astros Years in the NYPL: 2002-Present 2012 Attendance: 159,966

Charitable Summary In 2012, the Tri-City ValleyCats completed their 11th season in the Capital Region and set an attendance record for the ninth consecutive year. More

than ever the ValleyCats and their front office have planted firm roots in the local community and continue to make a commitment to serve those in the Capital Region. Many theme nights promote positive initiatives, such as healthy living, going green, breast cancer awareness, and stopping DWI. Other themes honor select members of the Capital Region, including Veterans Night and Community Heroes Night. For the third consecutive year the Tri-City ValleyCats commissioned the “4-in-24” program in April. On April 13th, the ValleyCats along with their Community Partners the Brickman Group, Pioneer Bank and BlueShield of Northeastern New York renovated four youth baseball fields in 24 hours through a coordinated, well-planned out effort that involved the ValleyCats’ front office, league volunteers and our corporate partners. The team also built upon their 4 in 24 project and existing Field Renovation Program with the creation of the Community Grounds Crew. Teaming up with BlueShield of Northeastern New York, the mission of this crew is to provide safe and well-maintained fields for youth sports organizations throughout the Capital Region by taking on additional projects during the year. The Tri-City ValleyCats continued their partnership with BlueShield of Northeastern New York and the “K’s for Kids” Program whose goal it is to educate children and families about bullies and bullying behavior. Also new in 2012, was the Drug Free Capital District program which featured a Drug Free Carnival, free tickets and meals to under privileged youth and a quiz administered at the stadium to encourage parents and children to start the conversation on drug use. The ValleyCats revamped their Kid’s Club program in 2012 by introducing the ‘Cats Crew Kid’s Club. This paid club allows members unprecedented access to the players and staff with a private lunch with the players, a t-shirt, a hat as well as other discounts and benefits not available with the free Junior ‘Cats program. With 90 ‘Cats Crew members and over 3,000 Junior ‘Cats members, we are engaging more youth in the Capital Region than ever before. The ValleyCats contributed almost $55,000 in goods, services, and financial donations to causes and organizations throughout the Capital Region. Events like the Capital Region Series Baseball Tournament and Capital Region Craft Brewers Festival raised money for the New York-Penn League Charitable Foundation with the proceeds reinvested back into the community as part of the Community Grounds Crew Program, with the NYPL Scholarship Program, and in the form of a Small Business Scholarship for the Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Institute. Fundraising opportunities at “The Joe” helped raise an additional $82,000 for local non-profit organization, highlighted by the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life that was hosted on June 9th & 10th. In recognition of these efforts, the team was the proud recipient of the prestigious Van Rensselaer Small Business Award from the Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce, an acknowledgement of it’s contributions to the quality of life within the communities it serves. As the Community has continued to support the ValleyCats, win or lose, it’s imperative that the ValleyCats continue to give back whenever they can. Youth sports, and youth in general, are the focus of our efforts as we try and create “Fans for Life” with each person who walks through our front gates.


Community Programs & Promotions
Relay for Life
American Cancer Society
On June 9th, the Rensselaer County Relay for Life took place at Joe Bruno Stadium. Raising nearly $56,000 for the American Cancer Society, the Relay for Life event at “The Joe” has become a pre-season summer staple that we look to continue for years to come. In 2012, the Tri-City ValleyCats continued to partner with with BlueShield of Northeastern New York to “strike out” bullying. For each strikeout recorded by ValleyCats pitchers at home, BlueShield donated ten dollars to the Capital District YMCA to help fund their “Reach Out For Youth Scholarship Program”, which provides access to CDYMCA programs and services for children in need in the Capital Region. The K’s for Kids program also featured anti-bullying presentations at area schools and libraries with ValleyCats players and the team’s mascot, SouthPaw. Fun activity books designed to help children understand what bullying is and how to treat others were also distributed at presentations, at ValleyCats’ home games, during birthday parties held at the Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, and were available through the ValleyCats Kid’s Club. In total, $3,040 was raised for the Capital District YMCA which was celebrated with a check presentation during a ValleyCats home game.

Blue Shield K’s for Kids
Capital District YMCA

Free Clinic
Chevy Youth Baseball

This past summer area kids were invited to participate in a Chevy Youth Baseball Clinic at “The Joe” from 9 AM - 1 PM on Sunday, August 19th. This free clinic was made possible by Chevy Youth Baseball as well as the donated time and efforts of ValleyCats’ players and staff. The Tri-City ValleyCats hosted Ed Randall’s Bat for the Cure on August 15th, 2012. Bat for the Cure had an information table in front of the stadium for prostate cancer awareness.

Game Night
Ed Randall’s Bat for the Cure

Hits for Mental Health
National Association on Mental Health

The National Association on Mental Illness and the Tri-City ValleyCats teamed up to promote mental health throughout the Capital Region. With every hit by a ValleyCat player at home, Janssen donated $10 to the National Association on Mental Illness.

Free Baseball Clinic

Relay for Life

Hits for Mental Health


Community Programs & Promotions (cont.)
Summer Reading Program
New York’s College Savings 529 Program
Throughout the entire summer, the Tri-City ValleyCats front office, players and even mascots traveled to local libraries to read to kids who frequented that library. Each library was given a block of tickets which were then handed out to the kids who completed that individual library’s summer reading program. All of our summer readers were then invited out to the August 25th game. In 2012, the Tri-City ValleyCats, Rensselaer Honda and the Regional Food Bank partnerned for the “Pass the Plate” promotion in which Rensselaer Honda made a monetary donation for every run the ValleyCats scored at home during the season. In 2012, the Tri-City ValleyCats partnered up with Rensselaer County Stop DWI, Black & White Taxi and DeCrescente Distributing Company to help crack down on drunk driving. The R.I.D.E. program (or Renssealer County Invites Designated Drivers Everyday) encouraged fans to get home safe by filling out a R.I.D.E. voucher and receiving $15 towards their cab fare home. The program also encouraged designated drivers to step forward who upon registering would receive complimentary non-alcoholic beverages all game long. In 2012, the ValleyCats and corporate partners Dunkin’ Donuts and National Grid continued the Community Dugout program. This program provides complimentary ValleyCats tickets to non-profit organizations during the season. In 2012, the Tri-City ValleyCats made over 150 mascot, street team and player appearances throughout the community, ranging from visiting the Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center and cooking breakfast for the Ronald McDonald House to Little League Opening Days and baseball clinics, the ValleyCats made each appearance free of charge.

Pass the Plate Promotion
Regional Food Bank of NENY

R.I.D.E. Program
Rensselaer County Stop D.W.I.

Community Dugout
Various Organizations

Mascot Appearance Program
Non-Profit Organizations

Pass the Plate

Summer Reading Program


ValleyCats Staff Community Involvement
Rick Murphy Vice President/General Manager Albany Police Athletic League Matt Callahan Assistant General Manager Troy YMCA Troy YMCA Board Member Michael Johnson Account Executive Rensselaer County Underage Drinking Coalition Jessica Kaszeta Box Office Manager Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Michelle Skinner Fan Development Manager American Cancer Society American Cancer Society Troy Kiwanis Club Friends of St. Jude-Albany Epsilon Sigma Alpha International Active Member

Board Member Committee Chair (Youth & Teen Program)

Committee Member

Ryan Burke Community Relations Manager NE New York Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure Christopher Dawson Account Executive Southern Saratoga Chamber of Commerce Halfmoon Baseball League

Board Member

Member Youth Umpire Trainer

Relay For Life Committee Member Making Strides Volunteer Board Member Member Member

Annual Fundraising & Contributions
Fundraiser for Charlie Dague $3,560 Holy Spirit School $1,750 Hoosick Falls Youth Baseball and Softball $1,500 Southgate Elementary School $1,380 Halfmoon Little League $1,309 Spring Youth Baseball $1,246 Colonie Little League $1,200 American Legion Baseball $1,000 Twin Town Little League $992 Northern Columbia Little League $900 Albany Cty. Dept.-Children, Youth and Families$850 Bethlehem Tomboys $848 Guilderland Bulldogs $800 Niskayuna Baseball $796 Glenville Rotary $750 United Way of the Greater Capital Region $750 Cambridge Valley Athletic Association $675 Cohoes Little League $675 Menands Junior Baseball & Softball $671

In Stadium Fundraising

R.I.D.E. Program

Mary Kay Foundation $653 Mohonasen Elementary PTO $644 Clifton Park Baseball $623 St. Catherine’s Center for Children $546 Nat. Com. of Grandparents Children’s Rights $500 Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York $444 Cohoes Softball $375 Conroy Classic $375 Tourette Syndrome Assc. of Greater NYS $375 Schenectady Cty. Republican Women Club $340 St. George Church $296 Mohawk Hudson Humane Society $250 Saratoga American Little League $244 Watervliet Pop Warner $150 Shelter Box $145 Total In Stadium Fundraising $ 68,800 American Cancer Society $1112 Ronald McDonald House Charities $1000 Albany Police Athletic League $500

Gift In Kind


Annual Fundraising & Contributions (cont.)
American Red Cross $500 Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center $500 Hope House $500 Jonesy Open 2012 $500 Pioneer Bank $500 Wildwood Programs $500 Make-A-Wish Foundation of NENY $375 Junior Diabetes Research Foundation $319 UMPS CARE Charities $275 Seton Health Foundation $246 Polish American Citizens Club (St. Jude’s Research Hospital) $230 Ninety Nine Restaurants $202 Ellis Medicine $200 UAlbany Athletics $200 Regional Food Bank of NENY $187 Gold’s Gym $170 Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County $146 Saratoga Bridges $144 American Heart Association $135 Hillcrest Educational Centers $135 St. Mary’s Parish $135 Chamber of Southern Saratoga County $130 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society $130 Derek Murphy Fund $128 Animal Protective Foundation $100 Boy Scots of America - Twin Rivers Council $100 Fulton-County Baseball & Sports Hall of Fame $100 Girls, Inc. $100 Golf J.A.M. $100 Minor League Baseball Charities $100 New York Capital Region American Marketing Association $100 Northeast Kidney Foundation $100 PEF (American Cancer Society) $100 Special Olympics New York $100 St. Mary’s Academy $100 Starlight Foundation $100 Commission on Economic Opportunity $95 Amsterdam Mohawks $92 La Salle Institute $92 SEFCU $92 St. Peter’s ALS Regional Center $92 STRIDE, Inc. $92 Altamont Free Library $90 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation $88 Twin Bridges Rotary Club $88 Bishop Maginn High School $86 Cohoes Community Center $84 Rensselaer County Tourism Board $84 Sacred Heart School $84 Troy Youth Association $84 American Legion $76 Waterford-Halfmoon High School $72 Boy Scots of America - Schenectady & Sir William Johnson District $64 Epilepsy Foundation of NENY $64 NYOH $64 Tech Sgt. Joseph Wilkinson Fund $64 City of Albany Office of Special Events & Volunteer Services $62 Albany-Capital District Pug Lovers $58 Cub Scouts Pack 62 $54 National Night Out Against Crime $52 15-LOVE $46 A.S.A.P. Daisies $46 Academy of the Holy Names $46 AIDS Council of Northeastern New York $46 Albany County Correctional Facility for Children’s Benefit $46 Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce $46 Arthritis Foundation $46 Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services $46 Berne-Knox Westerlo Little League $46 Best Buddies New York $46 Blue Star Mothers $46 BlueShield of Northeastern New York $46 Boy Scout Troop 46 $46 Brickman Group $46 Broadalbin Perth Baseball $46 Brunswick Little League $46 Building on Love $46 Capital Communications Federal Credit Union $46 Capital District Child Care Council $46 Capital District Community Gardens $46 Capital Financial Planning $46 CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services $46 Carman Little League $46 Cathedral of All Saints $46 Catholic Charities Disabilities Services $46 Christian Brothers Academy $46 Christian’s Invitational Golf Tournament $46 Church of the Blessed Sacrament $46


Annual Fundraising & Contributions (cont.)
CIREB $46 City of Rensselaer $46 Classie Lassies $46 Clifton Park Nursery School $46 Clifton Park Pythons $46 Colonie Senior Service Centers $46 Community Hospice $46 Community Hospice of Schenectady $46 Crossroads Center for Children $46 CSEA Labor Local 670 $46 Daughters of Sarah Jewish Foundation $46 David Cunningham Memorial Golf Tournament $46 Dominick J. Catalfmo Scholarship $46 E-Biz Docs $46 ENY Titans Travel Baseball $46 Equinox $46 Excelsior College $46 Friends of Trieste Savona $46 Fundraiser Benefit for Maggie Zeoli-Delvalle $46 Glens Falls Hospital Foundation $46 Holy Spirit School $46 Hoosick Area Church Association $46 Hope 7 Community Center $46 Huntingdon’s Disease Society of America $46 Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless $46 Irish American Heritage Museum $46 Jack Falvo III Foundation $46 Jewish Community Center of Schenectady $46 John Deuel Golf Benefit $46 Lansingburgh Baseball Booster Club $46 Leadership Tech Valley $46 Lions Eye Bank at Albany $46 Little Sisters of the Poor $46 Loudonville Christian School $46 Ludlow Boys & Girls Club $46 Maddie’s Mark $46 Maple Ski Ridge $46 March of Dimes-Liam’s Legion $46 MS Run $46 National Kidney Foundation $46 New Scotland Elementary $46 Nfrastructure $46 North Colonie Baseball $46 North Greenbush Common School District $46 Northeastern New York Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure $46 Northern Columbia Little League $46 Northside Little League $46 NYCapitalsports.net $46 Ohio State Alumni Club of New York Capital Region $46 Our Savior’s Lutheran School $46 PANCAN Organization $46 Peerless Insurance $46 Pet Connection $46 Rensselaer Elks Lodge #2073 $46 Rensselaer Honda $46 Rosie’s Love $46 Rotary Club of Pittsfield $46 Rotterdam Little League $46 RPI Athletics $46 Russell Sage College $46 Schenectady County Republican Committee $46 Schenectady Museum & Suits-Bueche Planetarium $46 Schoharie County ARC $46 Scotia-Glenville Children’s Traveling Museum $46 Seton Health Auxiliary $46 South Colonie Youth Baseball/Girls Softball $46 Sports Are For Everyone $46 St. Clement’s Regional Catholic School $46 St. Colman’s Home $46 St. Gregory’s School $46 St. Henry’s Church $46 St. Pius X Catholic School $46 Steele Engineering and Consulting, P.C. $46 Steven L. Henry Memorial Golf Tournament (ASPCA) $46 Susan Odell Taylor School $46 Taconic Hills Little League $46 The ARC of Rensselaer County $46 The College of Saint Rose $46 Timothy J. Murphy Foundation $46 To Life! $46 Trinity Alliance $46 Troy Boys & Girls Club $46 Tyler DeMarco Foundation $46 Union College Athletics $46 United Sisters of New York $46 United Way of the Greater Capital Region $46


Annual Fundraising & Contributions (cont.)
Voorheesville Community Pre-School $46 Walmart $46 WAMC Northeast Public Radio $46 Watervliet Public Library $46 Wee Care at Labor $46 WERC $46 Women’s Business Council of the A/C Chamber $46 Wonderland Cooperative Nursery School $46 Woodland Hill Montessori School $46 World’s Window $46 Altamont 5K $44 Angel Names $44 Baptist Health System Foundation $44 Castleton Elementary School PTO $44 Family & Child Service of Schenectady $44 Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany $44 SAFE, Inc. $44 Samaritan Hospital Cancer Center $44 St. Anne Institute $44 Sunnyview Hospital $44 Unity House $44 Watervliet Little League $44 Whiskers Animal Benevolent League $44 Casey Lane Events $42 Averill Park Wrestling Club $38 Capital District Labor Religion Coalition $38 CDTA $38 Church of Saint Clare $38 Class Act Productions $38 Cohoes-Waterford Elks $38 Colonie Police Department $38 Colonie-Guilderland Rotary $38 Columbia High School All-Sports Club $38 Cornell Cooperative Extension $38 CSCIC $38 East Greenbush Community Library $38 East Greenbush Price Chopper $38 Elevator Constructors Local 35 $38 Grace Christian School $38 Greene County Sheriff’s Office $38 Heatly Elementary School PTO $38 Hudson Valley Community College $38 Kidskeller Child Care Centers $38 Kiwanis Clubs of the Van Rensselaer Division $38 Lake Lauderdale Improvement Association $38 Muscular Dystrophy Association $38 New York Long Term Care Brokers $38 Niskayuna Cooperative Nursery School $38 Okte Elementary School $38 Park Avenue Nursery School $38 Rabbit Ramble $38 Sand Lake Center for the Arts $38 Schmitz Memorial Foundation $38 Shaker Road PTA $38 Southwest Airlines $38 St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Community $38 St. Mary’s-St. Alphonsus Regional Catholic School $38 The Tears Foundation $38 Voorheesville Community and School Foundation $38 West Sand Lake Elementary School $38 Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region $36 Capital City Rescue Mission $36 Forest Park Elementary School PTA $36 Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy $36


Annual Fundraising & Contributions (cont.)
RiverRun Community Montessori $36 St. Luke’s Roman Catholic Church $36 Adirondack Xtreme Black 12U Travel Softball $26 Albany City Council PTA $26 Altamont Cooperative Preschool $26 Alzheimer’s Association of Northeast New York $26 Ballard Elementary School $26 Bleeding Disorders Association of Northeastern New York $26 Blue Creek PTA $26 Burnt Hills Rowing Association $26 Choir of Men & Boys $26 Church of Saint Mary’s at Clinton Heights $26 Columbia County Corrections Union Local 3828 $26 Congregation Sons of Israel $26 Corinth All Sports Booster Club $26 C-R Productions at Cohoes Music Hall $26 Craig Elementary School $26 Cranesville Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary $26 Crawlin’ For Cures 2012 $26 Elsmere Elementary School $26 Father Peter G. Young Foundation $26 Friends and Family of Mindy Frungillo $26 Fulton-Montgomery Community College $26 Galway PTSA $26 Grafton Lakes State Park $26 Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation $26 Helping Hands for Mary Cooke Rzeszuto $26 Homeless Action Committee $26 Hoosic Valley Community Partnership $26 Hoosick Falls High School $26 Hoosick Falls Youth Football and Cheerleading $26 Independent Baseball League $26 Logan’s Fund $26 Lynnwood PTA $26 Mater Christi School $26 Men REACH $26 Mulligans for Mikes $26 Musicians of Ma’alwyck $26 NAFSA $26 Nassau Hose Company No. 1 Orenda Elementary School Pine Bush Elementary School PTA Pittstown United Methodist Church Pulling Together for Casey’s Kidneys Rensselaer Pop Warner Football Ride for Life Saddlewood Elementary PTA Sand Creek Middle School Schenectady County Community College Scleroderma Foundation Selkirk Volunteer Fire Company, No.2 Shenendehowa PTA Council Preschool Committee Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet St. Mary’s Church St. Paul’s Center St. Peter Armenian Apostolic Church Troy High Steppers Voorheesville Elementary PTA Watervliet Ladies Auxiliary Council of Italian American Organizations Friends of Torre Rosenzweig Mabee Farm Historic Site McLane Food Service Pashley Elementary School Prevent Child Abuse New York Lexis Nexis Hudson Valley Renegades Monmouth Worship Center Gift in Kind Total Van Rensselaer Fund: Rensselaer Co. Chamber of Commerce In-Stadium Fundraising Gift In Kind $26 $26 $26 $26 $26 $26 $26 $26 $26 $26 $26 $26 $26 $26 $26 $26 $26 $26 $26 $26 $24 $24 $24 $24 $24 $24 $23 $11 $10 $21,744 $4,000 $27,612 $21,744

Overall Contributions for 2012: $53,356


Vermont Lake Monsters
Centennial Field - Burlington, VT MLB Affiliate: Oakland Athletics Years in the NYPL: 1994-Present 2012 Attendance: 89,977

Charitable Summary

As the only professional sports team in the state of Vermont, the Vermont Lake Monsters understand the importance of taking an active role in the community. The Lake Monsters organization strives to provide a fun and exciting ballpark experience, while recognizing individuals and organizations for their hard work and dedication to the community. As a way to share America’s Pastime with members of the local community, the Lake Monsters created the “Share the Experience” program. Since it’s inception in 2009, the Share the Experience program has given youth, schools and charitable organizations the opportunity to come out to the ballpark and enjoy a Lake Monsters game. The Lake Monsters also take part in many important outside programs and events to show support throughout the entire state. As a way to give back to the local area, the Lake Monsters are continually donating their time and resources to non-profit organizations and events. As a very well known figure throughout all of Vermont and its surrounding areas, the Lake Monsters’ mascot Champ attends many local initiatives and fundraisers. Some of these events include the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Walk for Wishes, the American Cancer Society’s Strides against Breast Cancer Walk, and the Travis Roy Foundation Wiffle Ball Tournament just to name a few. The Lake Monsters organization has always encouraged residents, local businesses and other members of the community to take an active role in giving back to those in need of support. Through many years of hard work, the Vermont Lake Monsters have developed strong relationships with many community organizations and hope to continue these relationships for years to come.


Community Programs & Promotions
Pink in The Park Night
American Cancer Society
Each season the Lake Monsters host “Pink in the Park” night at Centennial Field to support Breast Cancer Awareness. Players wear special pink jersey and pink ribbon pins are given out to people in attendance. Breast Cancer survivors are invited to throw out ceremonial first pitches and people are encouraged to make a donation for Breast Cancer research.

Pink in the Park

Strike Out Cancer
This season, NBT Bank sponsored a promotion called “Strike Out Hunger.” Each time a Lake Monsters pitcher threw a strikeout at home during the month of August, NBT Bank donated $10 to the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. A total of 134 strikeouts were thrown during August 2012, which allowed for $1,340 to be donated to the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. In partnership with Farrell Distributing, the Lake Monsters offer free reserved seating tickets all season long to any past or present military personnel and their families. In 2012, 674 tickets were given to men and women who have served our country through the Here’s to the Heroes program. Total value of tickets donated this year is $5,392. The Lake Monsters host two annual “Scout Sleepovers” at Centennial field. Local troops of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are invited out to a regular season home game and given the opportunity to camp out on the field post-game. Scouts set up their tents and sleeping bags, watch a movie, then spend the night sleeping under the stars at Centennial Field.

Strike Out Hunger
Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf

Here’s to the Heros
Local Military Personnel

Scout Night Sleepovers
Local Scout Troops

Here’s to the Heros

Scout Night


Community Programs & Promotions (cont.)
Outstanding Students
Local Schools & Students
This program honors students in grades K-12 across the state of Vermont who display hard work and dedication in school. Whether it’s perfect attendance, a spectacular display of determination, or a stellar representation of the school in academics, this program recognizes Vermont students for their scholastic achievements. Each student selected was invited to a game where they were recognized on the field for their efforts and presented with a certificate. This year, 828 students were recognized and $4,140 worth of tickets was donated to the program.

Player Appearances
Local Youth & Organizations

Ticket & Merchandise Donations
Various Organizations

Lake Monster players make an impact in the community by sharing their love of baseball during various player appearances throughout the season. When not at the field or on the road, players donate their time to local libraries where they read to children, answer questions, share stories, and sign autographs. Other player appearances include autograph signings and question and answer sessions with Little Leaguers, baseball clinics at Centennial Field, and local community festivals. The Lake Monsters make ticket and merchandise donations to local non-profit organizations, charities, and fans. In 2012, they donated over $7,840.39 worth of tickets and merchandise. Every time a Lake Monsters player hits a homerun at Centennial Field, TD Bank donates $100 to the Vermont Special Olympics. This year the Monsters hit 11 homeruns for a total donation of $1,100. Since the program started in 1998, the Lake Monsters have hit 229 home runs at Centennial Field for a total donation of $22,900. On Goodwill night at Centennial Field, fans were encouraged to make a donation in support of our local Goodwill. Each fan who brought a bag of gently used clothing to donate to Goodwill received a free ticket to the game. In 2012, $154 worth of tickets was donated to the community on this night. On Hannaford Supermarkets night, each fan who brought a bag of non-perishable food items to the ballpark to be donated to the Vermont Food Bank received a free ticket to the game. In 2012, $497 worth of tickets was donated to the community on this night.

Homeruns for Charity
Vermont Special Olympics

Goodwill Night
Local Goodwill

Hannaford Supermarkets Night
Vermont Food Bank


Lake Monsters Staff Community Involvement
Nate Cloutier General Manager University of Vermont Burlington Young Professionals University of Vermont Champlain College Joe Doud Assistant General Manager Key-Note Speaker Local Schools Steering Committee Member Burlington Young Professionals Event Committee Member Local Libraries Key-Note Speaker Winooski High School Habitat for Humanity Adam Matth Box Office Manager Habitat for Humanity Lindsay Simmons Director of Fan Development and Promotions Williston Community Food Shelf Habitat for Humanity Key-Note Speaker Steering Committee Member Volunteer Reader Student Mentor Volunteer

Carney Daniels Jr. Director of Business Development Knights of Columbus Member Travis Roy Foundation Volunteer American Cancer Society Guest Speaker Essex Youth Hockey Board of Directors Essex Youth Sports Hockey and Soccer Coach Essex High School Athletic Boosters Treasurer Norwich University Alumni Director Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce Member


Volunteer Volunteer

Annual Fundraising & Contributions
Field Auctions Hit the Books Total In Stadium Fundraising $20,876 Ticket and Merchandise Donations $2,365 Here’s to the Heroes $23,241 Mascot Appearances Outstanding Students Program Monetary Donations Ticket Fundraising Programs $19,023 Monster Student Athletes Share the Experience $7,175 Hannaford Night Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf $1,340 Goodwill Night Vermont Special Olympics $1,100 Total Gift in Kind Total Monetary Donations $28,638 In Stadium Fundraising Monetary Donations Gift in Kind

In Stadium Fundraising

Gift in Kind

$7,840 $5,392 $4,600 $4,140 $2,780 $497 $154 $25,403 $23,241 $28,638 $25,403

Mascot Appearances

Overall Contributions for 2012: $77,282

Williamsport Crosscutters
Bowman Field - Williamsport, PA MLB Affiliate: Philadelphia Phillies Years in the NYPL: 1994-Present 2012 Attendance: 62,901

Charitable Summary

The Williamsport Crosscutters strive to be a constructive force within their community. The organization maintains this positive role by developing strong ties with the people and businesses of the city and surrounding communities. The Williamsport Crosscutters are committed to creating fun and rewarding programs that will benefit the residents of the Susquehanna Valley. The Williamsport Crosscutters again teamed up with businesses throughout the community to present the United Way Home Run Team in 2012. With the annual help of these committed organizations, the Home Run Team has raised more than $118,500 for the United Way over 18 seasons. In addition, the Williamsport Crosscutters partnered with Susquehanna Bank to develop the Strikeouts for Straight A’s Program. Throughout the 2012 season, Susquehanna Bank made a CAPPA for each strikeout thrown by the Cutters. In all, more than $5,000 was raised. Throughout the year, the Williamsport Crosscutters teamed with many organizations by donating tickets to games, merchandise and other memorabilia. These items were used for different events, each benefiting the local community. In all, thousands of tickets were donated to groups who may not have had the means to experience the Crosscutters on their own. The success of these and other programs depend on the support of the local community. As these programs grow, so do the relationships between the Crosscutters and the people of the Williamsport area.


Community Programs & Promotions
Hot Stove League Dinner & Auction
Andrew’s Special Kids Foundation
The Crosscutters hosted our 6th annual Hot Stove League Dinner and Auction in January, 2012, with proceeds from the event going to local non-profit agency ‘Andrew’s Special Kids Foundation’. Guests speakers from both the Phillies and the Crosscutters marked the night, including newly announced Cutters Manager, and former Lehigh Valley player Andy Tracy. The night also featured a live and silent auction of sports memorabilia. More than 300 people attended this sold out event. A portion of the ticket proceeds and all money raised from the auctions was donated to Andrew’s SKF. In all, $4500 was raised. The Williamsport Crosscutters partnered with Susquehanna Bank to deliver the Stikeouts for Straight A’s program. Throughout the 2012 season, Susquehanna Bank made a donation for every strikeout thrown by a Cutters pitcher during home games. More than $5,000 was raised for CAPPA and benefited local, underpriveledged children. In June, the Crosscutters hosted a 5k Run for the Children’s Development Center of Williamsport. Runners and walkers had the chance to compete against Cutters manager Andy Tracey and members of our coaching staff. A total of $12,500 was raised. For 16 seasons, the Crosscutters have been promoting the importance of reading and education through the Grand Slam Reading Program. Each spring a member of the Cutters staff and mascot Boomer visit local elementary schools to promote reading. The students are encouraged to read, especially during the summer months. Students who read four books during the summer “win” two free tickets to a Crosscutters game. One lucky student was randomly drawn from all participants as the Grand Prize winner and received a new laptop computer from Susquehanna Computer Innovations. Again this year nearly 30 schools participated, with almost 10,000 students enrolled in the program. The Crosscutters again teamed up with businesses throughout the community to present the United Way Home Run Team in 2012. Local businesses pledged to donated $20 each time a Cutters player hit a home run at Historic Bowman Field. In 2012, this initiative raised over $6,800 for the Lycoming County United Way. With the annual help of local businesses, the Home Run Team has raised more than $124,000 over 18 seasons.

Strikeouts for Straight A’s

Cutters 5k Run for CDC
Children’s Development Center

Cutters Grand Slam Reading Program
Local Elementary Schools

United Way Home Run Team
Lycoming County United Way

Annual Hot Stove Dinner

Cutters 5K Run


Community Programs & Promotions (cont.)
Home Run Derby
PA Breast Cancer Coalition
The Crosscutters joined forces with the PA Breast Cancer Coalition for the 5th consecutive year and held a Home Run Derby day at Historic Bowman Field. Local businesses formed teams and paid a $1,000 enrty fee to see how many balls they could hit out of the park. All proceeds benefited the PA Breast Cancer Coalition and their search for a cure. Nearly one dozen teams particpated. This summer, the Crosscutters celebrated Prevent Child Abuse Awareness Night. The night included special blue Prevent Child Abuse PA themed jerseys that were worn by Cutters players and coaches, that were auctioned off during the game. Proceeds from the auction reached over $3700 and benefited Prevent Child Abuse PA. This summer, the Crosscutters celebrated Military Appreciation night. The night included special military themed jerseys that were worn by Cutters players and coaches, that were auctioned off during the game. Proceeds from the auction benefited the Sgt. Sean Thomas foundation and local Masonic charities.

Awareness Night and Jersey Auction
Prevent Child Abuse PA

Military Appreciation Night
Sgt. Sean Thomas Foundation & Masonic Charities

ALS Awareness Night
The ALS Association

In August, the Crosscutters hosted ALS awareness night. A local PA chapter of ALS was invited to table at the game and distribute information to fans throughout the game. In 2012, the Crosscutters held 2 food drives and 1 clothing drive at Historic Bowman Field. Fans who donated any canned or non-perishable food item, or gently worn apparel item during these drives received a General Admission ticket to that night’s game for just $1. Over 1,000 pounds of food and 500 pounds of clothing was collected and donated to the Central PA Food Bank, The American Rescue Workers, and The Salvation Army, where it was distributed to local families in need.

Cutter Food & Clothing Drives
Various Organizations

Strikeouts for Straight A’s

United Way Home Run Team


Crosscutters Staff Community Involvement
Gabe Sinicropi VP Marketing, Public Relations Kiwanis Club of Williamsport Kiwanis 5K Run Little League World Series Lycoming County United Way Sons of Italy Lodge #2786 Lycoming County United Way Lycoming County United Way Cutters 5K Run Various Community Functions Carl E. Stotz Memorial Bridge Dedication Wpt/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce Wpt/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce Member Co-Chairman PA Announcer/Volunteer Board of Directors Co-Founder/Member Chairman-Marketing Committee Funds Distribution Committee Committee Member Guest Speaker/Emcee Emcee Board of Directors Chairman-Marketing Committee Bill Gehron Director of Food & Beverage American Rescue Workers Newberry Lions Club Sojourners Ministry Salvation Army A.C.E.S. North America Volunteer Board Member Volunteer Bell Ringer Volunteer

Annual Fundraising & Contributions

Children’s Development Center $12,500 Lycoming County United Way $6,825 CAPPA $5,000 PA Breast Cancer Coalition $4,000 Prevent Child Abuse PA $3,794 Master Sgt. Sean Thomas Foundation $2,935 Total In Stadium Fundraising $35,054

In Stadium Fundraising

Andrew’s Special Kids Founation New York Penn League Foundation Lycoming County United Way West Branch Valley Chapter Sports Hall of Fame Total Monetary Donations

Monetary Donations

$4,500 $1,000 $525 $50 $6,075 $35,054 $6,075 $11,871

Cutters Reading Program

In Stadium Fundraising Monetary Donations Ticket and Merchandise Donations

Overall Contributions for 2012: $53,000

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