This spring the Isotopes have welcomed Valedictorians & Salutatorians from local high schools to give their hard-earned speeches at RGCU Field at Isotopes Park. We're so proud of all the graduates in the Class of 2020!
On May 29, in partnership with the New Mexico Trucking Association, 100 box lunches were given away at the TA Travel Center in Albuquerque. The New Mexico Beef Council and Marketing Solutions New Mexico purchased lunches from Flying Star Cafe to hand out as a thank you to our truck drivers.
On May 15, the Isotopes, the New Mexico Trucking Association and Smith's Food and Drug Stores served up some snack bags for local truckers. Thanks to TA-Travel Centers of America for providing some yummy brownies and UPS for supplying masks. And a big thanks to Baila! Baila!, Inc. for providing some awesome entertainment as well! This was a true community effort!
The Isotopes and the New Mexico Trucking Association kept the positive vibes going on May 8, this time partnering with our friends at Arby's to provide lunch to our local drivers at FedEx who continue to serve our community.
The Isotopes, Burger Boy and the New Mexico Trucking Association provided complimentary breakfast burritos on May 8 to the amazing truck drivers at UPS who continue to serve our community.
On April 16, the Isotopes partnered with Dion's Pizza and the New Mexico Trucking Association to serve lunches to New Mexico Truck Drivers. This project served as a small way for us to show support & thankfulness to the truck drivers that continue to work & bring necessary food and goods to our community. Thanks to ABF Freight System for hosting the event!
Isotopes front office staff members Clint Belau and Andrew Cockrum helped Climbing Tree Therapy on May 28 with their virtual program called Camp Kinergy. Each week Camp Kinergy has a different theme to create fun and exciting therapy experiences for children ages 1 ½- 11 years old via Zoom. Clint and Andrew helped the children at Camp Kinergy with the singing of Take me out to the Ball Game, a virtual tour of Rio Grande Credit Union Field at Isotopes Park, virtual running of the bases, baseball stretches and other at-home baseball activities.
Isotopes front office staff members teamed up with Rudy’s to provide dozens of lunches to the hard working doctors and nurses at the NICU at the Children’s Hospital UNMH.
Isotopes manager Warren Schaeffer hosted a virtual coaching clinic for local little league and high school coaches on Saturday, May 9.
When Albuquerque teen José Nuñez found $135,000 in a bag at a local ATM, it didn't even cross his mind what he would do......turn it in. On May 8, the Isotopes and Poulin Solar Pro wanted to "pay it forward" and thank José for being a role model for everyone in our community. The Isotopes welcomed José and his family to Rio Grande Credit Union Field at Isotopes Park to participate in a special first pitch event. In addition to the first pitch, the Isotopes presented José with an autographed baseball and jersey. Poulin Solar Pro also informed José that they would be paying his family's electric bill for the month.
The Isotopes staff showed their appreciation for the frontline workers and residents at Avamere at Fiesta Park on May 8 during the Honks for Heroes Parade, decorating their vehicles with Isotopes and Mariachis gear as well as positive messages.
The Albuquerque Isotopes joined MiLB CommUNITY First, a national initiative developed by Minor League Baseball in conjunction with Feeding America, raising funds for local food banks and to honor individuals risking their lives on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Isotopes fans' donation funds went to the Roadrunner Foodbank, who consistently help those struggling in the Albuquerque community. For every $10 donated, the Isotopes will donate one reserved level ticket to a future home game this season or in 2021 to a local hero of the pandemic.
OT Sports, the company that makes the Isotopes jerseys, created face masks that were donated to Lovelace and the University of New Mexico Hospital in early May. Pictured in the photos with the masks: Left - Larisa Smith, Jessie Maxwell, Cody Moseman, Madison Lutz; Middle - Angela Bachicha, Jazmine Valencia, Lauren Bain, Marisol Maldonado, Hellen Ko, Elizabeth Boehm; Right - Lauren Armenta.
The Isotopes front office staff wrote letters to residents at the Avamere Rehab Facility in Albuquerque. The letters were to help boost the residents spirits, as they were unable to gather with their families or have visitors during that time.