RiverDogs lend helping hand to Oklahoma

  • Monday, June 10, 2013

General Manager Dave Echols has announced that 15 percent of all profits of Charleston RiverDogs merchandise purchased through MiLB.com will be donated to the Oklahoma City Red Cross, as part of Minor League Baseball’s “15 for 15” initiative to raise funds to assist those affected by the recent storms in Oklahoma. The donations will run until June 17.

A total of 51 minor league teams - including the RiverDogs - are participating in the endeavor to assist those in the Sooner State that were affected by recent tornados.

“The Charleston RiverDogs are pleased to participate in this endeavor,” said Echols. “It’s very important for us to help during this devastating and unfortunate time in Oklahoma.”

The RiverDogs join in the partnership with Minor League Baseball Charities, MiLB and Professional Baseball Umpire Corp., and the clubs participating in the program include the Bakersfield Blaze; Batavia Muckdogs; Bluefield Blue Jays; Boise Hawks; Bradenton Marauders; Buffalo Bisons; Cedar Rapids Kernels; Charlotte Knights; Charlotte Stone Crabs; Chattanooga Lookouts; Clinton LumberKings; Connecticut Tigers; Corpus Christi Hooks; Dayton Dragons; Delmarva Shorebirds; Durham Bulls; Frisco RoughRiders; Great Lakes Loons; Greenville Astros; Greensboro Grasshoppers; Hickory Crawdads; Idaho Falls Chukars; Indianapolis Indians; Inland Empire 66ers of San Bernardino; Jacksonville Suns; Lakewood BlueClaws; Las Vegas 51s; Lexington Legends; Lynchburg Hillcats; Mahoning Valley Scrappers ; Memphis Redbirds; Modesto Nuts; Myrtle Beach Pelicans; Nashville Sounds; Oklahoma City RedHawks; Orem Owlz; Rochester Red Wings; San Antonio Missions; Savannah Sand Gnats; Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders; St. Lucie Mets; State College Spikes; Stockton Ports; Syracuse Chiefs; Toledo Mud Hens; Trenton Thunder; Tri-City ValleyCats; Tulsa Drillers; West Michigan Whitecaps; and Wilmington Blue Rocks.

The Brooklyn Cyclones, Erie SeaWolves, New Orleans Zephyrs and Potomac Nationals will participate in the program through their own team stores and will provide MiLB Charities with a donation to add to the 15 for 15 funds.

Minor League Baseball Charities is a separate tax exempt, 501(c)(3) charitable organization affiliated with the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, Inc. Visit http://milbcharities.milbstore.com for more information about the “15 for 15” initiative or to make a donation to MiLB Charities.

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