The Wilmington Blue Rocks (High A; Carolina League) is working with a local non-profit organization, Donate Delaware, on a donation drive for PPE and other essential medical supplies in the parking lot of Frawley Stadium on Saturday, April 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 5 from 9 a.m. to p.m.
All items collected will be donated to hospitals within Delaware. The Frawley Stadium drive will benefit Saint Francis Healthcare and the Wilmington VA Medical Center. To donate items, vehicles are asked to simply pull up outside of the main entrance of Frawley Stadium (801 Shipyard Drive, Wilmington, DE 19801). Volunteers will approach each vehicle and remove items to be donated, minimizing person-to-person contact. More information here, including a list of personal protective equipment.
Similarly, the Sugar Land Skeeters (independent; American Association) have set up Constellation Field as a drop-off site for personal protective equipment to be donated to local hospital Memorial Hermann. You can find the details here.
With hourly news about the spread of the coronavirus impacting the sports-business and facilities industries, it’s more important than ever to stay up with the latest news in the venues industry. That’s why we’re launching a new Venues Digest newsletter focusing on coronavirus information across the ballparks, arenas, stadiums, theater and performing-arts worlds. For now it will appear daily, and for now it will be free of charge to industry professionals. Sign up here.
RELATED STORIES: With season delay, MLB teams feeling the pinch; When baseball returns, will fans return as well?; MiLB teams expand offerings, launch charitable efforts; MLB to pay MiLB player wages through May; Nats/Astros spring camp closed, will be used for drive-up coronavirus testing; Layoffs, furloughs come for Memphis Redbirds; Fanatics shifts jersey production to personal protective equipment; MLB, MLBPA reach agreement on 2020 season details; Happy Opening Day–at home; Could we see a second spring training this year?; Doubleheaders May Be on the Docket at Start of MLB Season; MLB to Pay MiLB Players Spring Training Per Diems; MLB, MLBPA Negotiating Service Time, Draft; Truist Grant Extends Relief to MLB, MiLB Game-Day Workers; MiLB Teams Lose Non-Gameday Events Amidst Pandemic; Ballpark Parking Lots Could Help During Coronavirus Pandemic; MLB Teams Donate $30M Toward Game-Day Employees; Sandy Alderson: MLB Needs to Enter Total Shutdown; It’s Official: Don’t Look for MLB Until Memorial Day; MLB Teams Order Non-Roster Players Home, Shut Down Workouts; More MLB Teams Announce Plans to Aid Game-Day Employees; Telecommuting in Baseball’s Front Offices the New Reality; MLB, MiLB Season Openers Could Be Delayed to May; Surprise! Spring Training’s Canceled. What’s Next?; MLB Season Delayed For Two Weeks, MiLB Season Indefinitely