This year, the Augusta GreenJackets generated almost $3,000 during the 2015 season through two jersey auctions to benefit the Augusta Wounded Warrior Project and the Savannah Riverkeeper. Fans enjoy seeing the team wear themed jerseys and have the chance to bid on their own through the silent auctions. At the conclusion of each game, fans are brought onto the field to receive their jersey, take photos, and get players' autographs.
Drives at The Lake
Book Drive - Over 150 books were donated benefited E.W. Halger Club the Boys & Girls Club of the CSRA on Auggie's 9th Birthday Celebrations. Food Drives - Nonperishable food items were collected during the season benefiting Catholic Social Services.
Mystery Ball Night
The GreenJackets held their First Annual Mystery Ball Event on September 4th. Over 100 baseballs were donated as a part of our Mystery Ball promotion. Signatures ranged from current and former players through out Major and Minor League Baseball. In total,the GreenJackets raised over 1,150 dollars benefiting the Children's Hospital of Georgia.
Shepeard Community Blood Center Drives
The Augusta GreenJackets and the Shepeard Community Blood Center partnered together for five (5) Blood Drives during the 2015 season. All fans who donated blood received free tickets to another GreenJackets game.
Community Impact: Outside the Game
Line Drive Baseball Clinic
The Augusta GreenJackets partnered with Complete Game Baseball & Softball Facility to host the Second Annual Line Drive Clinic. The baseball camp was completely free for all that attended in memory of Terry Childers Sr. Those that attended supported the Golden Harvest Food Bank by collecting close to 500 pound of canned foods.
Auggies Holiday Bazaar- Benefited Toys for Tots
The Augusta GreenJackets' held their Second Annual Holiday Bazaar on December 12th, 2015. Fans donated close to 200 new unwrapped toys for the United States Marine Corp's Toys for Tots campaign. North Augusta's own, former GreenJacket and current San Francisco Giants 40-man roster member Jake Smith was on hand for autographs.
The party also included touch a truck, local vendors and special appearances by the GreenJackets beloved mascot, Auggie, Santa and Mrs. Clause
The North Augusta Christmas Parade was held the next afternoon, December 13th, 2015. The GreenJackets staff were joined by Auggie Claus and the GreenJack-ettes dance team!
The Augusta GreenJackets teamed up with over 70 schools to promote reading within the CSRA. The reading program rewarded students for hitting a "home run" by reading with a ticket to a GreenJackets game. In 2015, over 34,000 students participated in the reading program.
The Augusta GreenJackets partnered with the American Red Cross of Augusta for their Hero's Campaign in 2015. The Auggie team, compiled of staff members, raised over 1,000 dollars fundraising by doing 50/50 raffles during one of their homestands in May. In total, the Hero's campaign raised over 50,000 dollars over a three week span towards the American Red Cross of Augusta.
Speakers, Mascots & Player Appearances
The Augusta GreenJackets players, mascot and staff made over 300 community appearances in 2015 ranging from schools to festivals, hospitals and nonprofit organizations. Staff members conducted speaking engagements at schools and career days. Even our General Manager was Principle for the Day at a local elementary school!