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Omaha promotion right down the crapper

Omaha Storm ChasersRiffing off a suggestion by Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle for the federal government to tax toilet paper as a method of paying for sewer upgrades, the Omaha Storm Chasers (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) are launching an April 21 promotion to benefit the March of Dimes.

All fans who attend that night’s game will receive a dime, matching the amount of the proposed national toilet-paper tax idea floated by Suttle.

“Part of the fun of Minor League Baseball is being tongue-in-cheek with your promotional calendar,” said team Vice President and General Manager Martie Cordaro. “We’re embracing a truly unique opportunity to help a worthy cause, while poking a little fun at the comments made by the mayor earlier this week.”

Fans will be able to keep their dime or drop it in the toilet donation station just inside the front gate. All money collected – including cash donations in other denominations – will be donated to the Nebraska Chapter of the March of Dimes, a non-profit organization whose dual mission is to help moms have full-term pregnancies and to research the problems that threaten the health of babies.

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