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Community Connections

When the Akron RubberDucks were established, the team had a goal of being more than just a baseball team, the organization wanted to become a strong, active, contributing member of the community. Over the years the RubberDucks have accomplished this in many ways including ticket donations, creating educational programs, speaking at civic organizations, visiting hospitals, and much more.

Helping Hands Program

Helping Hands

The Akron RubberDucks Helping Hands Program consists of various volunteer work the RubberDucks' front office staff takes an active roll in throughout the season and off-season. Organizations the RubberDucks Front Office Staff have donated their time to include Urban Vision, The Salvation Army, Downtown Akron Partnership, Summit County Animal Control, ACCESS, and more!

If you would like to bring the Akron RubberDucks Helping Hands Program to your organization, please contact Alex Hawks, Community Relations Coordinator at (330) 253-515 ext. 279 or by sending an e-mail to ahawks@akronrubberducks.com.

FUNdraising Opportunities

2015 Oak Clinic

Charity Begins at Home Program
Diamond Ball
DQ Field of Dreams Experience


Challenger Day

Challenger Day

The Akron RubberDucks and Northeast Ohio Roy Hobbs Baseball held their annual "Challenger Day" on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at Canal Park for children and adults with special needs. It was the 18th year of the "Challenger Day," which started with the Aeros and Canal Park in 1999.

"Challenger Day" athletes got a chance to play a game on Canal Park's field complete with the video board and public address announcements. The current roster of Akron RubberDucks players and coaches, as well as the team's front office staff, helped the athletes run the bases and field grounders all while cheering and encouraging them. Following the game, players signed autographs and took a team picture with the athletes.

Jersey Auctions

Auction

Fans enjoy seeing the team wear the themed jerseys and have the chance to bid on their own through the auctions, both silent and live. At the conclusion of each game, fans are brought onto the field to receive their jersey, take photos, and get players' autographs.
 

 



Community Organizations Concourse Table Exhibits

Table

Featured organizations include business partners, non-profits, fundraiser groups, clubs, civic organizations and scouts. Participants showcase their products, services and initiatives to fans throughout the course of the season.

If you would like to set up a table during the game, please contact Juli Donlen, Manager of Corporate Partnerships, at (330) 253-5151 ext. 285 or e-mail jdonlen@akronrubberducks.com.

Education Days

Education Day

Each season, the RubberDucks host two special 10:35 am games for local elementary & middle school students to attend via school field trip. The day consists of an RubberDucks game, lunch, and a lot of fun while learning lessons of history, math, geography, science, and language through the game of baseball! To find out how to get your class or school involved, contact Jeremy Heit, Director of Ticket Sales at (330) 253-5151 ext 281 or e-mail jheit@akronrubberducks.com.

Movie Nights

With the addition of our HD video board in 2013, the Akron RubberDucks introduced two nights where fans could enjoy a movie under the stars! These movie nights were on a non-game day when the team was on the road, and featured a great night of family fun at the ballpark! Proceeds of both nights benefited charity. The dates and movies for the 2017 season will be announced at a later time.

 


 


Mascot Appearances

Mascots

Webster, Rubberta & Orbit keep busy all year long by visiting boys and girls at events all around the Akron community. To schedule Webster, Rubberta or Orbit for your community event, please contact Alex Hawks, Community Relations Coordinator at (330) 253-5151 ext. 279 or by sending an e-mail to ahawks@akronrubberducks.com.