Albuquerque Isotopes in the Communuty
The Albuquerque Isotopes are committed to being involved in the community, spreading goodwill and promoting the positive aspects associated with baseball in particular and sports. The Isotopes have dedicated numerous hours to player and mascot appearances, raising money through jersey auctions, staff volunteer efforts, and various charitable contributions throughout the year. The Isotopes continually demonstrate how important it is to be an active member of the community. Including donations and money raised at the ballpark, the Isotopes annually inject an average of more than $200,000 into Albuquerque community causes each year.
Throughout the season, Isotopes players volunteered their personal time to visit local hospitals, elementary schools, socialize with local pets up for adoption, read at local libraries, learned from the children of the future at summer camps, and spoke to troubled youth in hopes of motivating and encouraging them to do great things in the community. The Isotopes players also instructed two youth skills clinics this season, teaching the skills of the game of baseball to over 240 kids ages 5-15 years old.
Aside from entertaining fans at 70 home games a season, Orbit, whose presence is always in high demand, averages more than 200 appearances throughout the community each calendar year. Year round, Orbit is always willing to volunteer time to help promote awareness for various organizations at charitable events and entertain his fans throughout the state. The loveable mascot has been around the city attending birthday parties, visiting local hospitals, encouraging kids at schools, greeting fans at various community events and bringing smiles to adults and children at Isotopes Park.
The Isotopes staff gets involved in the community by taking part in the club's Speaker's Bureau program in which full-time employees travel throughout the state, sharing career opportunities with students, volunteering their time with local organizations, and communicating the importance of education. The Isotopes staff also volunteers their personal time to help the community. They volunteer at local food banks, help local non-profits set up for fundraising events, and assist in helping give back to the community in times of tragedy and loss.