BOWIE, Md - The Bowie Baysox announce today that Louie's Holiday Hope Project helped 13 families in need, including 38 kids, in Bowie and surrounding areas during the 2013 holiday season. The team partnered with Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department, the Bowie Police Department and Bowie Youth & Family Services to provide food, winter coats and Christmas gifts to the families, based on their needs.
Baysox Marketing Director Brandan Kaiser was pleased with the outcome of the program again this year. "For the seventh consecutive year, Louie's Holiday Hope Project successfully assisted local families in need around the holidays," Kaiser said. "Every year this program grows thanks to the great support from the community and all the donations we receive. The Baysox would like to thank our partners this year and all those that contributed to Louie's Holiday Hope Project."
The Prince George's Fire/EMS Department donated 20 food boxes to the cause and the Bowie Police Department pitched in additional toys that were donated to families in need. Bowie Youth & Family Services provided 10 families that were in need of assistance and the Baysox helped three additional families that were nominated by friends or family.
In addition to the Bowie Police Department, Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department and Bowie Youth and Family Services, the Baysox would like to thank all the fans who donated coats and toys to the program. Dozens of toys were collected during the season along with more than 50 coats during the team's warm clothing drive.
Baysox Baseball - We'll Knock Your 'Sox Off. The Baysox open the 2014 season, their 22nd as the class Double-A Affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, at Prince George's Stadium Thursday, April 3. To keep up with Baysox news during the offseason, visit baysox.com.