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Non-Profit Partnership Series to Return in 2013
Gwinnett Braves to continue helping local organizations raise awareness, funds for their causes
03/19/2013 3:36 PM ET

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - The Gwinnett Braves announced plans Tuesday to continue their Non-Profit Partnership Series for the 2013 season.  Introduced in 2012, the series is an all-inclusive program that allows multiple organizations who volunteer for a common cause to rally together on themed nights that correspond with the Gwinnett Braves Grant Program.  The goal is to help local organizations raise awareness and funds for their causes all season long.

The Non-Profit Partnership Series will continue to follow the monthly themes of the Gwinnett Braves Grant Program, giving special recognition to grant recipients from 2012 and 2013.  Each grant theme will be assigned a different game date during the 2013 season.  Respective grant recipients will be given free promotion and acknowledgement on their date as well as a concourse table, pregame video PSA, on-field check presentation and tennis toss profit (when applicable).

All grant applicants will be given free tickets for the event and will have the opportunity to purchase additional tickets as a fundraiser.  Applicants who were not selected to receive a grant will be given a concourse table if they purchase 30 or more additional tickets.  The group who purchases the most tickets will have an opportunity to spread their message via a live radio interview.

The series is not just limited to grant applicants.  All non-profit groups whose causes fit the event theme are invited to participate.

A breakdown of the Non-Profit Partnership Series dates (all dates subject to change):

Date

Theme / Month

Cause / Description

Sunday, April 21

Four Legged Friends (October)

Organizations that benefit animals, part of "Bark in the Park" day at Coolray Field.

Monday, April 22

All About Kids (September)

Organizations that benefit children.

Sunday, May 5

Heart Month (February)

Organizations that bring awareness and/or raise funds for heart related diseases and illnesses or that promotes a healthy diet and fitness programs for children.

Saturday, May 18

Salute to the Arts (March)

Organizations that support art programs or education.

Saturday, June 8

I Have a Dream (January)

Organizations that grant wishes, dreams and opportunities for the youth, elderly, injured or sick.

Sunday, June 9

Summer of Safety (June)

Organizations that fund or run safety programs for children.

Sunday, June 23

Season of Giving (December)

Organizations that benefit youth, education or sports programming.

Thursday, July 4

Red, White and Blue (July)

Organizations that support the military or military families, part of "Salute to Military" night at Coolray Field.

Friday, July 19

Thanksgiving (November)

Organizations that work to end hunger and/or homelessness, that support children and families that are homeless, or that run and maintain a food bank.  Part of "Christmas in July" at Coolray Field.

Saturday, July 20

Back to School (August)

Organizations that support education or afterschool/mentoring programs, part of "Back to School Night" at Coolray Field.

Saturday, August 10

Cancer Awareness (May)

Organizations that bring awareness to cancer prevention/detection or that raise funds for cancer research.

Sunday, August 11

Take Me Out to a Ball Game (April)

Organizations that promote youth athletics or activities.

For more information on the Non-Profit Partnership Series, including details on how your organization can participate, call Shay Marlowe with the Gwinnett Braves at 678-277-0346 or email shay.marlowe@braves.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.
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