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'15 for 15' to support tornado victims
06/03/2013 9:54 AM ET

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Minor League Baseball™ Charities announced today that it is partnering with 51 clubs, MiLB™ and Professional Baseball Umpire Corp. (PBUC™), whose on-line stores are hosted on MiLB.com, in a "15 for 15" initiative to raise funds to assist those affected by the tornadoes in Oklahoma the last two weeks. Beginning today, participants have agreed to donate 15 percent of every order received through their online stores through June 17 to MiLB Charities as part of a donation the entity will make on behalf of its clubs to the Oklahoma City Red Cross. A banner ad identifying the 15 for 15 contribution program has been placed on each participating store site to alert fans as to the positive impact of their purchase. 

The 51 clubs that are participating in the program include the following: the Bakersfield Blaze; Batavia Muckdogs; Bluefield Blue Jays; Boise Hawks; Bradenton Marauders; Buffalo Bisons; Cedar Rapids Kernels; Charleston RiverDogs; Charlotte Knights; Charlotte Stone Crabs; Chattanooga Lookouts; Clinton LumberKings; Connecticut Tigers; Corpus Christi Hooks; Dayton Dragons; Delmarva Shorebirds; Durham Bulls; Frisco RoughRiders; Great Lakes Loons; Greeneville Astros; Greensboro Grasshoppers; Hickory Crawdads; Idaho Falls Chukars; Indianapolis Indians; Inland Empire 66ers of San Bernardino; Jacksonville Suns; Lakewood BlueClaws; Las Vegas 51s; Lexington Legends; Lynchburg Hillcats; Mahoning Valley Scrappers ; Memphis Redbirds;  Modesto Nuts; Myrtle Beach Pelicans; Nashville Sounds; Oklahoma City RedHawks; Orem Owlz; Rochester Red Wings; San Antonio Missions; Savannah Sand Gnats; Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders; St. Lucie Mets; State College Spikes; Stockton Ports; Syracuse Chiefs; Toledo Mud Hens; Trenton Thunder; Tri-City ValleyCats; Tulsa Drillers; West Michigan Whitecaps; and Wilmington Blue Rocks.

The Brooklyn Cyclones, Erie SeaWolves, New Orleans Zephyrs and Potomac Nationals will participate in the program through their own team stores and will provide MiLB Charities with a donation to add to the 15 for 15 funds.

Minor League Baseball Charities is a separate tax exempt, 501(c)(3) charitable organization affiliated with the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, Inc. Visit http://milbcharities.milbstore.com for more information about the "15 for 15" initiative, or to make a donation to MiLB Charities.