Not only do the IronBirds serve their place as Harford County's premier location for affordable family fun, the club is proud to serve as strong advocates for our local community and strive to work alongside Harford County's community leaders, volunteers, and families to make a difference. The 2019 season welcomes the IronBirds newest community program, I.CAN, designed to further support the community we love and call home. Making the IronBirds about more than the baseball game we play, the I.CAN program shows community commitment by dedicating countless volunteer hours for local non-profit organizations, provides thousands of dollars in cash and in-kind donations and serves as a voice for our neighborhood.
2018 was a record year for the IronBirds in donations, appearances and fundraising. Over the course of the 2018 season, the IronBirds made more than 380 donations to Harford, Cecil and Baltimore County-based non-profit organizations through fundraising, ticket donations, first-pitches and other in-kind initiatives, totaling over $138,000. In addition, Ferrous and Ripcord made over 90 appearances at schools, community events, business functions, little league baseball games and non-profit organizations.
The IronBirds donated in-stadium promotional marketing tables to local law enforcement, military, and non-profit organizations. These organizations took the opportunity to be on the concourse of Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium on gamedays to fundraise, raise awareness, and promote themselves within the Harford County community. Examples include the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, MD State Police, Ashley Addiction Treatment Center, various organizations from the Aberdeen Proving Grounds military base, Visit Harford, and the Maryland Food Bank.
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