Minor League Baseball Charities and the Everett AquaSox (short season A; Northwest League) are teaming up on charity efforts for victims of the March 22 mudslide in Oso, Wash.
The AquaSox announced they are dedicating their June 16 game towards relief efforts, with walk-up ticket sales going directly towards relief and recovery efforts. The Oso mudslide occurred only 30 miles from the AquaSox ballpark. Meanwhile, MiLB Charities is donating $10,000 to the United Way of Snohomish (Wash.) County’s Disaster Recovery Fund to aid in the relief efforts. More than three dozen people have lost their lives and several others are still missing as a result of the devastating incident.
“Through MiLB Charities, we are able to give back and offer support to the communities in which our clubs are a part, especially in times of need when natural disasters like the Oso mudslide occur,” said Tina Gust, MiLB Vice President of Business Development.
“As we enter our 30th year in Snohomish County, this is the least we can do to try and help those affected by this tragedy,” said AquaSox Executive Vice President Tom Backemeyer. “We are very appreciative of Minor League Baseball and the support they have offered to our community through this generous donation.”
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