Nice work: Minor League Baseball Charities will present $20,000 checks this month to organizations designated by the Huntsville Stars, Birmingham Barons and Memphis Redbirds to assist these three communities in their recovery efforts from the devastating natural disasters that struck them this spring.
“I would like to thank our clubs and leagues who responded to our request for donations which will result in Minor League Baseball Charities significantly assisting three of our communities in need,” said Minor League Baseball President Pat O’Conner.
The Salvation Army of Huntsville/Madison County, Alabama, aims to provide those affected by the spring tornadoes with building supplies and new furniture as they continue to work towards a return to normalcy. MiLB will present the organization with its check at Monday’s game between the Stars and the Tennessee Smokies (both Class AA; Southern League).
The Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund, part of The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, which is serving as the philanthropic partner for local and statewide efforts associated with long-term recovery due to the spring tornado outbreak, will receive its check on Tuesday, August 9, before the Barons host the Jackson Generals (both Class AA; Southern League).
The final check will be presented to Hope Presbyterian Church prior to the August 16 game between the Redbirds and the Las Vegas 51s (both Class AAA; Pacific Coast League). Memphis experienced its second-worst flooding on record in May when the Mississippi River crested to almost 48 feet, nearly 14 feet above flood stage.
Minor League Baseball Charities is a separate tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) charitable organization affiliated with the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, Inc.
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