Isotopes In the Community
The Albuquerque Isotopes are committed to giving back to their community, spreading goodwill and promoting the positive aspects associated with baseball in particular and sports in general. From player and mascot appearances to money raised through jersey auctions, the Isotopes continually demonstrate how important it is to be an active member of the community. Including donations and money raised at the ballpark, the Isotopes annually inject an average of more than $200,000 into Albuquerque community causes each year.
Throughout the season, 'Topes players make visits to local hospitals, schools, libraries, and various other community events throughout Albuquerque and the surrounding area committing numerous hours of community service. Amidst all their community involvement and nothing less of a grueling season schedule, the 'Topes also take time to hold informational baseball clinics at Isotopes Park for local youth.
Aside from entertaining fans at 71 home games a season, Orbit, whose presence is always in high demand, averages more than 200 appearances throughout the community each calendar year. Whether the Isotopes are in season or not, Orbit is always willing to volunteer his time to help promote charitable events and entertain his fans throughout the state. The loveable mascot has been asked countless times to be a celebrity guest judge, participate in jog-a-thons at local schools, and be the special guest of honor at a variety of community events. Orbit also visits schools to promote literacy and attends numerous charitable fundraisers.
The Isotopes staff gets involved as well by taking part in the club's Speaker's Bureau program in which full-time employees travel throughout the state, sharing career opportunities with students, volunteering their time with local organizations, and communicating the importance of education. The Isotopes staff volunteers their personal time to help the community. They volunteer setting up pumpkin patches, volunteer at animal events, and give back by helping at local food banks.