Minor League Baseball Charities is donating $10,000 to a nonprofit providing relief assistance to flood victims in Northwest Florida, with Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Class AA; Southern League) fans voting on the recipient.
“After the storms and floods hit the greater Pensacola area, we reached out to our employees, fans and local non-profits to find out the needs of our community. Our extended Wahoos family is always there for us, so we want to be there to help lift up our community,” said Wahoos Executive Vice President Jonathan Griffith. “When we saw the magnitude of devastation in our area, we contacted Minor League Baseball Charities and they generously responded with this donation. We are honored and humbled by their gift and are excited to see all the good it can do to the town we call home.”
The recipient of the $10,000 donation will be decided on by Blue Wahoos fans. At every home game through June 30 fans may cast their vote for a deserving non-profit of their choice at the Gulf Coast Community Bank Fan Assistance Booth. Fans may vote once per game during the month of June. To be eligible, the organization much be a 501(c)3 that is actively providing flood relief assistance to residents in Northwest Florida.
The winning non-profit will be announced with a check presentation at the Blue Wahoos Family Fun Day on Friday, July 4 from 6 – 9 p.m. at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium before the Sertoma Club fireworks.
Through team fundraisers and auctions, the team has already donated over $8,000 to flood victims in greater Pensacola.
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