"WE LIVE HERE...WE PLAY HERE"... The Harrisburg Senators use these words to describe how important the local community is to our organization. We are very proud of our involvement in our surrounding communities and continue to strive to contribute to the growth, enjoyment and education of our fans and their families through our participation in local events and our outreach programs.
In our 25 seasons here in Harrisburg, the Senators have been able to participate in hundreds of activities in our community. Each year we strive to do more to enhance our community with involvement in educational programs, recreational business networking and fund raising. Our players, front office staff and mascots, Rascal and Grrrounder, have visited countless schools, youth sporting events, charitable functions and various other events in Central Pennsylvania, sharing their vision of "why it's important to be a good neighbor."
SCHOOLS: Our "Hit the Books" Reading Program and Report Card Program will give thousands of Elementary, Middle & High School children an outlet to not only learn, but to have fun and enjoy a game-night with us at Metro Bank Park. The underlying aspect of these programs, besides providing fun for all, is to help educate our young people by providing a positive incentive for them to read and do well in school.
COMMUNITY EVENTS: Rascal and Grrrounder, our players, coaching staff and front office have been able to visit local civic and business organizations, parades, festivals, community events and schools. Rascal and Grrrounder can be found all over the Harrisburg area providing quality entertainment in the community!
FUNDRAISERS & PROGRAM SALES: Countless church and youth groups, school choruses and bands, neighborhood associations, business groups, Little Leagues and others have taken advantage of our Fundraiser and Program Sales to spend time at the ballpark. Our Fundraiser program allows a group to sell tickets to their event at the ballpark and keep a portion of the proceeds for their organization. A night at a Senators game will help enhance the sense of community we all enjoy so much!
THEME NIGHTS & JERSEY AUCTIONS: Several annual "Theme Nights" are scheduled again this season. We help to bring the local business community together with promotions like our annual "Paint the Park Pink" game which is a team effort with the Senators and the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition. The Senators players wear specially designed jerseys throughout the season that are auctioned off after the game to benefit local community organizations. The jerseys are worn in conjunction with various theme nights throughout the season.
DONATIONS: Is your group or organization planning a fund raising event? Would you like to help generate some publicity for your event? The Senators Community Relations Department will be happy to consider helping you with your mission by donating tickets, merchandise or providing a player or mascot for an appearance. To request the Senators participation in your non-profit organization event, please send a letter to:
Director of Community Relations
P.O. Box 15757
Harrisburg, PA 17105
(717) 231-4444 ext. 109